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Address: CA
Activities: Fishing
Description: Small lake west of Tahoe between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.
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The road in to this lake, not far away from the shores of Tahoe, is the greatest challenge to enjoying this attraction. It is one car narrow, winding between the ledges above the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Provo, Utah

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Provo, Utah
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The road in to this lake, not far away from the shores of Tahoe, is the greatest challenge to enjoying this attraction. It is one car narrow, winding between the ledges above the lake shores (with homes perched on the ledges over the lake) and the really nice homes bordering the road. Both natives and visitors learn careful courtesy, taking... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Fallen Leaf Lake is absolutely stunning! We loved the off the beaten path feel of it and that it was less touristy than Tahoe. It was worth the drive to see it. Even better were the falls up above it where we got to sit and enjoy the sounds and the view with very few others around. The road is... More 

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Fontana, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Came here to rent a boat for a few hours with my wife and 3 year old son. We rented a smaller pontoon boat for 105hr. What a blast!!! The pontoon was in great shape and the folks at the marina are very helpful. Food and drinks served here as well. This lake is gorgeous and worth the short drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The road beyond Fallen Leaf store and marina is single-track and very twisty, but definitely worth following right to the end where it reaches Lily Lake. On the way up, you will find spectacularly beautiful waterfalls and - with care - just enough room to pull off the road for a short while to take a look. At the end... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the most beautiful picture I could take in my trip around Tahoe. It a pet friendly beach, with place to sun baths. This is an unforgettable place to be quiet and admire nature.

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Utah
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a very pretty lake to either hike to or drive to. The public beach we went to was at the south end of the lake. It is quite small but still very pretty. The cafe and store were not yet open for the season.

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Manila, Philippines
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went on a photographic tour and this was one of the stops. Absolutely in love with the place! We did not want to leave. The lake was beautiful and the water was pristine. The background was snowcapped mountains and it was very serene. I could not say enough good things about it. Best hidden gem in Tahoe! Go!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fallen Leaf Lake is near the south end of Lake Tahoe, near Cascade Lake and Camp Richardson, off of Highway 89. The road in is poorly marked, and is accessible by car for about six months out of the year (the road is not plowed in the winter, or not reliably anyway). You'll pass by the Forest Service Fallen Leaf... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We drove to the community and enjoyed some beautiful views! What an awesome place to live! Road is narrow in places, narrows to one lane along the lake!

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United States
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I'm torn about how to rate Fallen Leaf Lake. How can you give anything but 5 stars to such a beautiful place? Well, I did. Sorry. Don't hate me. The lake itself deserves 5 stars, don't get me wrong, but if you're driving, it's totally not worth it. The boy and I camped at Fallen Leaf Campground this past weekend... More 

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