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Emerald Bay State Park

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Address: Hwy 89, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-541-3030
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Motor-boating, Camping
Description: This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
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Pristine Beauty

This is another place where you can't get a bad picture unless you have your finger over the lens! The first - and EVERY time - I went there, it takes my breath away, brings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is another place where you can't get a bad picture unless you have your finger over the lens! The first - and EVERY time - I went there, it takes my breath away, brings tears to my eyes, and I have to stop and say a "Thank You" prayer. You feel what it must have been like for the... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I went to Tahoe for our honeymoon and absolutely LOVED all of it! The view is breathtaking and something we will never forget!

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I came in late April right after a snow day and it was breathtaking to see the mountains covered with snow while the lake was a dreamy light blue. There was an observation point and about a mile away, we arrived to the parking lot where Rubicon Trail starts. It was an easy 1 mile hike down to... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The views are breathtaking. Would highly recommend making a drive out there. The view points could be crowded and you have to wait to park and get a chance to take pictures!

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turkey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There is a beatiful landscape from the vista point. a must to see place around South Lake Tahoe. Emeral color of the bay and surrrounded pine trees are creating an amazing scene

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is one of the MUST visit places when in south lake tahoe! The view of the bay is amazing. Truely amazing and gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have started to believe that nothing and nobody can really comprehend the beauty of nature. And so, Emerald bay is one beautiful place among zillion other. But none-the-less, visiting this place was of a great significance as I was with the l.o.m.l ;) The varying color, depth and calmness of the water is what really caught my attention. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is worth the drive! About 30 min from downtown it's a little hike up some rocks but the view is unbelievable!!! Emerald bay is gorgeous and you can't go to tahoe without checking it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The entire stretch overlooking the emerald bay is so very beautiful.. no matter how many views you try to capture in your camera won't be enough! It's just marvelous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The views are fantastic. The park offers Facilities. Spend a relaxing hour(s) just gazing at one of mother natures fabulous sites! Near Campgrounds are open during warmer months. Check the website and weather forecast before booking. Go a little further up the road and visit the next pull off. If you are sure of your footing, climb the small rock... More 

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