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Inspiration Point Vista

Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Photos don't do the view justice

Just incredible views of Emerald Bay! The problem is that the parking lot is fairly small. On a... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2016
inspired at inspiration point

it was such a beautiful day many places to get a different view from. You could see across the... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Lathrop, California
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Look out over Emerald Bay.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Just incredible views of Emerald Bay! The problem is that the parking lot is fairly small. On a Tuesday in October, my husband circled the parking lot for 10 minutes without being able to park. I did get out to see the views and take...More

Thank VTsoxfan04
Reviewed October 12, 2016

it was such a beautiful day many places to get a different view from. You could see across the whole lake but parking was a little craZy

Thank jericoronado
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is truly one of the most beautiful viewpoints I have ever experienced. It is very crowded and small but the turn around happens fast so just be patient waiting for a parking spot. It is worth THE WAIT! Stunning views!

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Worth stopping and taking a seat on the provided benches. Very windy but worth taking a moment to enjoy.

Thank Gerri B
Reviewed September 18, 2016

You must go early, like 8 a.m. By 10-11 a.m no parking anywhere, even along the side of the road for a mile in either direction. Spoiled our time because we could not find a parking spot. Lovely view of Emerald Bay; one of us...More

Thank James L
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Parking is a huge pain here, but the views are beautiful and worth it. You can also hike down to some nearby trails.

Thank xAngelaMarie
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Parking is a challenge here, as the views over Emerald Bay are fantastic and the parking lot is small. Wait a bit and you will find a space, as most people stay 10 minutes or less.

Thank Gailyn63
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The view is fab and the food truck that is often there has great good. Great view spot at this side of the Lake.

1  Thank SuzanneG123
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We stopped here as the parking at Emerald Bay park was full. We were not disappointed - the views are simply amazing and have to be experienced by visiting! The drive up from South Lake Tahoe also offers fantastic scenery.

Thank Rob121618
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Have pictures of my sisters at this point back in 1971, view is still fantastic, crowded, but worth the stop.

Thank Jane T
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July 5, 2017|
Response from Allfunallthetime | Reviewed this property |
yes. dogs on leash are ok.
June 19, 2016|
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Response from gra1Sydney | Reviewed this property |
speed is not the issue- there is so much along the way, you should just enjoy the journey!