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Activities: Fishing, Parasailing, Gambling, Swimming, Motor-boating, Water-skiing, Viewing wildlife, Camping, Golfing, Biking, Hiking, Skiing
Description: This spectacularly beautiful resort lake, with over 70 miles of shoreline...
This spectacularly beautiful resort lake, with over 70 miles of shoreline, offers two "faces:" family-style on the California side and high-rise casinos on Nevada's side.
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Receded water levels Blessing in Disguise

It was my first ever visit to the fabulous lake. Views are great especially Sunset which opens a whole new canvass of colors. Trigger happy Cameras can have a feast of views. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were only passing through the area on a summer Saturday, but I was surprised how universally commercial and crowded Lake Tahoe was. We took the east rim drive south to north. There are not many places to pull over and view the lake, even in the NE part which is state park. When there were those spots, they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was my first ever visit to the fabulous lake. Views are great especially Sunset which opens a whole new canvass of colors. Trigger happy Cameras can have a feast of views. The lake water I am told has receded due prolonged drought; kind of sad, but at the same time for some one like me who is not so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went on a cruise with my niece and nephew. Tammy and I had a great time. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful and cold if you are not use to the water. Lunch as always was fantastic at Sunnyside restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful alpine lake and the scenic views and sunsets are spectacular. Lots of water sports, swimming and boating on the lake, but the water is chilly. Unfortunately, the present drought has changed the lake as another reviewer already noted. The water level is very low and you need to walk out far and you'll still be... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lake Tahoe has too many hiking trails to count. So many lead to lakes or high vistas that each has it's own charm and challenges. Beautiful area to visit whether hiking or not!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The drought has seriously affected the allure of going to lake Tahoe in the summer time. The water level was so low that the "beach" area close to the water is muddy/nasty and you have to walk out like a mile to get to waste deep water. Its not the bustling summer environment it once was.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Absolutely a must see for those traveling in this area. This is a beautiful lake on the border of Nevada and California. Drive the route that goes around the lake itself. There are multiple attractions to see along the way, mostly tourist types of stops. The casinos on the south end are first class. Just a great destination!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is almighty every part is so perfect . The water is pretty cool for fishing and kayaking and swimming also. There are a lot of opportunity for skiing in winter.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Mark Twain wrote about a water so gin clear that you could count the scales on a trout! This would be lake Tahoe. We found a quiet beach and spent a blissful day swimming and snorkeling in the frigid water, and defrosting on the hot course sand beach. It was absolute bliss. I cant wait to get back. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love tahoe so much! If you haven't been before, definitely make a trip there. So much to do, and plenty of shops and restaurants.

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