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Emerald Bay State Park

Hwy 89, CA 96145
+1 530-541-3030
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This spectacular bay in Lake Tahoe is best approached by hiking trails.
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Hwy 89, CA 96145
+1 530-541-3030
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend your day (or a few hours). Spectacular views and a nice hike down to the beach. Parking can be tight, so try come early and bring cash to pay for parking.

1  Thank PMPNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emerald Bay is beautiful. You can explore Vikingsholm Castle or take a hike to Lower Eagle Falls. Whether you visit by car, boat or kayak, you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places I've been. We didn't have a chance to hike because we've got kids, one with a stroller. So it's pretty difficult to go down there. However, we had the perfect view at the top.

Thank Chem R
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We enjoyed visiting Emerald Bay and the beautiful view. The road is dangerous , be careful and make sure to stop and take lots of pictures

Thank moniqueashbrook
Reviewed January 6, 2018

It's really nice part of the Lake Tahoe. Viewed from the cruiser or from the shore, looks always beautiful. It would be nice to get there by using city transportation. Unfortunately here is no option like that. Good business for taxi or Uber..... If you...More

Thank Roman P
Reviewed January 5, 2018

If you do not intend to stay a couple of days in South Lake Tahoe you must drive around the Emerald Bay Highway because you can enjoy the view from the vista points. Be aware that parking is not free and not permited everywere.

Thank g-cardozo
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Very nice place to view the beautiful scenery of Lake Tahoe, and Emerald Bay. Picture taking reigns here! Parking is a nightmare--very few spots, and everyone is trying to get an open spot. Worth the stop, though!

Thank wewannagoagain
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We drove the 25-mile Lake Tahoe-East Shore Drive along Highways 50 and 28 between the state line and Incline Village. It's a beautiful drive with stops along the way for pictures. Emerald Bay was the most beautiful spot to me along the route but all...More

Thank Grannie24
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Enchanting views. Clean, crisp air. Perfect vantage point to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding trees.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Had an Awesome time viewing Emerald Bay. We drove the whole side of the lake making many stops to take in the awesome scenery. The Island with the castle on it has many Great picture oppurtunites, from the island itself to the waterfalls. Becareful in...More

Thank Mitchell M
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October 8, 2017|
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Response from RKWh2o | Reviewed this property |
It is about a mile each way, but the slope is manageable if you take your time. The road is crushed stone, so you might even be able to use a stroller if it has large wheels. There were some mini water fall cascades along... More
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
The lake water is cold. The weather at Lake Tahoe has been in the 80's BUT if you are on the lake and it gets windy it can become quite cold. We took a boat ride and it was 85 degrees but the wind kicked up and became very... More
July 25, 2017|
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