Emerald Bay is a lake with in a lake. It is so very popular, the parking lot is full by 8:30 a.m. After that, getting a spot is just luck. But, once there, the views are spectacular.
Want more? Come prepared to hike a mile down to the lake and a mile back. Bring a back pack, bring a pull cart with wheels. Once down on the beach, there is water, water, water.
As a kayaking fan, my wife and I rented a kayak and kayaked in from Tallac Beach. Wow, on the map it didn't look that far and the lake was choppy so it was a hard paddle. that being said, we would do it again because of the access it gives one to all of emerald bay, including the island in the middle of Emerald Bay.
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