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Address: Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Description: Look out over Emerald Bay.

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Must see view of Emerald Bay. Avoid weekends as parking is tough. Don't miss the great hiking across the street accessible through Bayview. Ice Cream truck has great options (cash... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Must see view of Emerald Bay. Avoid weekends as parking is tough. Don't miss the great hiking across the street accessible through Bayview. Ice Cream truck has great options (cash only).

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe. Snug parking lot, but turns over fairly quick. Worth the hairpin turns and winging roads to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There is not one stop in this area that doesn't offer spectacular views. We stopped at the actual vista but also numerous other spots. All you do is pull off the side of the road although several locations offer parking lots. Spotted an eagle in its nest too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Amazing views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe. We stop every time we drive the loop and never tire of the beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I thought the view from Emerald bay state park was awesome, but then I was amazed to get the view from Inspiration point, hardly 3-5 minutes drive from the park. You get lovely view of the lake. I was lucky enough to click Tahoe Queen as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Oh my gosh what can I say??? This is the most beautiful lake on earth!!!! I LOVE Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay is so colorful and breathtaking. The views of the clear water and the pine trees is like Heaven on earth!! Everyone should take a trip here at least once-add it to your bucket lists- you will not be... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There is a view here, but not nearly as scenic as what can be found from the Vikingsholm parking lot or by Eagle Falls next to the highway. If your just stopping to take a breathtaking photo of the bay, then skip Inspiration point and head over to Eagle Falls. As a local, and former State Park employee, my favorite... More 

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St. Charles, Mo.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous views. Parking can be a challenge. The only downfall was the bathrooms were disgusting!! You would think that a frequently visited beautiful landmark would keep it's bathrooms (toilet) cleaner and kept up. There was a food truck on site so that was a nice feature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A great place to enjoy the one of the views of emerald bay, The drive to the point is pretty scenic as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice place to check out the views of Emerald Bay. Parking is very limited . I don't want to sound silly but the drive up here kind of freaked me out . But worth the effort . Just don't look out if u r little phobic :)

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