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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Motor-boating, Camping, Hiking
Description: This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
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Beautiful isn't the word for this place!

My family and I took a day trip here Sunday. We parked by D.L. Bliss so had about a 5 mile hike to the lake. The journey was absolutely worth it.! The views were to die for and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Despite all that you may have read, this is still a great trip to do while you're in the Lake Tahoe area. While part of the drive is quite scary, it's all worth it, to get some of the most stunning views over the lake. Parking was relatively easy despite the throngs of visitors in late July.

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Solano County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I took a day trip here Sunday. We parked by D.L. Bliss so had about a 5 mile hike to the lake. The journey was absolutely worth it.! The views were to die for and we had a wonderful bonding experience. The kids enjoyed themselves at the lake when we arrived and I was able to get... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a great time at Emetald Bay. Tpok a short hike about 1 mile on a hilly trail. Suitable for children, dogs and beginners. Many other trails around the area also. We came back with some great pictures. Except to come back tired, hungry and thirsty

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My friend and her husband brought us to this stunning place... I had a great morning view of this beautiful state park with the pine trees and lake....

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had 5hrs in Lake Tahoe before heading to Napa. We were at South Lake Tahoe, and drove to Emerald Bay State Park and stopped at Inspiration Point. Great views down to the bay and into the lake. From here you can also do a 1.5mile round trip walk to Cascade Falls, with great views along the way of Cascade... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just one of the beautiful stops as you make your way around beautiful Lake Tahoe. Don't skip this one.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I decided to go kayaking at Emerald Bay. You should get there early before the crowds, by about 9:30 am. You pay $10 for all day, all parks parking. You walk down a wide trail to the bay and can choose a variety of activities. There is the Vikingsholm tour, which we skipped, some other trails to... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The views, the views, the views. Stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, gorgeous views. Worth the stop. Bring your camera for the memories.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Emerald Bay State Park (翡翠灣國家公園) is located in the South Lake Tahoe (南太浩湖) within State of California. Lake Tahoe has a split personality: half California and half Nevada. In 1969 Emerald Bay was recognized as a National Natural Landmark, and later in 1994 California State Parks included the surrounding water of the bay as a part of the park. Emerald... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I read many reviews of the parks and beaches at Lake Tahoe looking for the best way to spend our limited time in the area. We are very happy that we chose to spend time at Emerald Bay State Park. The morning and mid-day views of the bay are a lovely deep blue. The trails and waterfalls (both Eagle Falls... More 

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Address: Hwy 89, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-541-3030
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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