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Emerald Bay State Park

Address: Hwy 89, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-541-3030
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Motor-boating, Camping, Hiking
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Owner description: This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Emerald Bay is a very marvelous spot. There are nice viewpoints where you can look down on Emerald Bay. A nice hiking trail nearby as well. Some spots are free of charge, others charge a fee.

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Sacramento, California
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful area to see whether on the road and stopping to look down and best seen by the Tahoe Queen or other paddlewheel to go around the area and island.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We enjoyed going to Vikingsholm at Emerald Bay State Park, While it is an easier walk down than coming back up, its a fun thing to do while in the Lake Tahoe area. The mountain and lake views in this area are amazing.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Went to South Lake Tahoe in the first week of Nov. Was extremely fortunate to experience the sights of emerald lake under 2 very different weather conditions : snow on one day and bright sunshine the next. Worth the drive up to the vantage point. Will recommend this to anyone visiting Lake Tahoe

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Once you have visited, and seen the Emerald Lake at Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada; this lake will actually be somewhat disappointing. There is absolutely no comparison, and Emerald Lake in Canada; which is surrounded by nine peaks, over 12,000 feet in elevation, just add to this areas natural beauty!

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TEXAS
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We were in South Lake Tahoe during the early part of November which is still considered the off season. The hike down to Emerald Bay was phenomenal! We were blessed with the sound of little streams and waterfalls the entire hike. Vikingsholm Castle was closed and we did not get to tour it, although you can still walk around it... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

emerald bay is the place the you have to visit before you die,it is a spot up in the mountain where you can have a wonderful view from the lake and the day we were there there was a rainbow in the lake so the magician was perfect ,the water at the lake is so clean ,I can imagine this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great location to take photos - its just beautiful! Nice place to hike also got some nice hike trails close by.

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Wells, Maine
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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Probably the most gorgeous spot on Lake Tahoe. The drive around the lake is beautiful, but this spot is breathtaking. The most pictureque place on the lake. Lots of trails and great hikes. The scenery is the best. Just to sit and look for awhile. We were told this is the most photographed place in the United States. Not sure... More

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Crystal River, Florida, Usa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was one of the prettiest spots we stopped during our visit to Lake Tahoe. Absolutely gorgeous and a must see for anyone visiting the area.

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