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D.L. Bliss State Park

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Address: Hwy 89, CA 96143
Phone Number: 530 525 7277
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest...
This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches in the area and several popular hiking trails.
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We hiked the trail from Lester Beach to Emerald Bay and up to the overlook parking lot. This is a great hike along the lake. It is a very easy hike. A great way to spend a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We hiked the trail from Lester Beach to Emerald Bay and up to the overlook parking lot. This is a great hike along the lake. It is a very easy hike. A great way to spend a few hours. Emerald Bay is beautiful. We took two cars and parked one at the beach and the other at the overlook so... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We did most of the Rubicon Trail (it took a while because there is a desktop background or screensaver worthy photo opportunity literally every three feet) and had a wonderful time. It is easy, often shaded, and pays off in natural beauty in a big, big way. I'd say the Rubicon Trail was the highlight of our visit to Lake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We camped in the Beach area campground in the park. At a whopping $45 we hoped to have a large or somewhat quiet campsite, when in reality we were crammed among the many other campers at the site. However, what this campground lacks in space it makes up for in proximity to the Lake, amazing camp hosts and rangers, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We camp every summer at this beautiful spot, which includes a spacious beach, fishing spots, trails galore, spacious & beautiful campsites, friendly staff, rocks for climbing, and beautiful Sierra scenery. The other campers are always considerate and it feels peaceful and secluded, even when it's full. Be sure to reserve early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did the hike from the beach to Emerald Bay. The review we read rated the hike as easy and it was. The trail is about 3.6 miles, one way, and the payoff is indescribable. The vistas are awesome and the trees spectacular. It costs $10 to enter the park but it's easily worth that as the trails are very... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

DL Bliss state Park had the best staff, trails and camping at lake Tahoe. The beach is great, the place is clean and patrolled and I highly recommend it.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did the walk from D. L. Bliss to Vikingshom and return, about 9 miles round trip. Very beautiful views of Lake Tahoe on a well maintained trail with moderate undulations. It is possible to visit Vikingsholm and Lower Eagle Falls at the turn around point. You can make some shorter loops and visit the lighthouse, so that this is... More 

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Yuba City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We love the beach at this park. You must get there before 10:00am in order to get a parking space or they will not let you into the park if all the spaces are full. Take the trail from the beach to Emerald Bay which is all along the lake and has great views. Then come back to the beach... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We passed this place so many times before never knew what a beautiful and interesting spot this is. The hike by the lake ridge is amazing. The park has large private beach with picnic tables.

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Easy and beautiful hike along the lake from Calawee Cove to Vikingsholm. Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.

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