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Address: CA
Activities: Fishing
Description: Small lake west of Tahoe between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.
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Love Fallen Leaf Lake

Excellent time in the Sierras. Great water great hikes great beauty in nature. Highly recommend getaway like this where there is no cell phone coverage to unplug from work and to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is sad when such a wonderful place is ruined by hideous people. My family has been coming to fallen leaf lake and camping for 5 generations now. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences and lasting memories; but this year my experience was tainted. The camp hosts were unbelievably unprofessional. You would think that being a camp host, a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place if you don't mind a camp run by Tyrants! After45 years, we had extreme problems with the hosts named Jenny and Wilma! We had too many people for the site because more family members showed than expected. We understand rules. We were willing to pay for another site, asked for a waiting list. They said NO, even though... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not a place for families anymore My family and I have been coming to fallen leaf my whole life. It was my favorite place in the whole world. I loved it so much I got married there last year. Unfortunately the staff are absolutely unbearable! We have a large family and this year we had some people show up ahead... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fallen Leaf Lake is beautiful and the water is so clear, with tons of beautiful rocks all along the shore. This isn't a 4 or 5 star rating because the hike left a lot to be desired for me personally. It felt more like a casual stroll than a hike--- no rise in elevation at all, which was disappointing. If... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent time in the Sierras. Great water great hikes great beauty in nature. Highly recommend getaway like this where there is no cell phone coverage to unplug from work and to actually relax. WiFi allows for checking email if you must. Good to give up cable TV and get back to nature.

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Because we love waterfalls, one goal for our trip to Lake Tahoe was to find one that required very little hiking. Glen Allen falls, aka Fallen leaf falls, was perfect. The drive along the lake was just beautiful and most people were very polite and took turns pulling over on the single lane road. Just as the directions said, when... More 

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Provo, Utah
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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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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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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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