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Fantastic stop

I have stopped her dozens of times over the years and it NEVER gets old. It is worth the stop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
150hotelnightsayear
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Durham, North Carolina
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Beautiful views but crowded

Even during off season this place is beautiful but for good reason. The views are absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rberndt
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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All reviews emerald bay beautiful view be patient bring your camera parking lot food truck viewing area road side parking spot both sides limited parking fannette island off season taking pictures worth a stop parking fee surrounding mountains
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stopped her dozens of times over the years and it NEVER gets old. It is worth the stop regardless if you are going from point A to B, or to make it your destination for an hour.

It is worth it!

1  Thank 150hotelnightsayear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even during off season this place is beautiful but for good reason. The views are absolutely phenomenal.

Thank rberndt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here multiple times but it has been a few years. Great place to take some excellent photos.
It is easy to find, right off 89, overlooking the south side of Emerald Bay. Parking is typically not easy as everyone stops for a visit. Sometimes I have parked across the street at the campground , although there is a day use fee (honor system).
There are open pit type bathrooms here and due to heavy volume they are typically not pretty. Be advised.
This is probably one of the most visited and most photographed spots at Lake Tahoe so definitely stop and take lots of pics.
We used to live close by and still stopped almost everytime we passed by.

Thank Allfunallthetime
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a stop on your drive around Tahoe - absolutely breathtaking views of Emerald Bay. Definitely try to go early - by midday this place is gridlock!

1  Thank 103carolyng
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent views of Emerald Bay. We had no problem parking and it wasn’t crowded. We went around 2pm on a Thursday in October. Loved my pics. Stunning area.

Thank daisym157
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We went to Inspiration Point on a Sunday morning the end of September. We were able to get a parking spot in the small lot. The views are amazing and the air is so clear and clean. It wasn't too crowded when we were there but I can see how it would be crowded in the summer. I highly recommend this stop when driving around the lake.

Thank Paulas5458549
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view here but hard to get decent photos with the crowds. Parking is difficult and the restrooms were in great need of attention. This was on a Tuesday in October, not what you would expect on a summer weekend.

Thank rangerstone2
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Plan to drive this route early if you can and during the week if at all possible. This is basically just a few scenic spots to take photos at. You park along the road and stand beside traffic the whole time so it's not necessarily peaceful or anything that will take a lot of time. And when it's crowded it's impossible to find parking and can be flustering. It is beautiful though, you'll definitely want to get a photo there.

Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This place was beautiful. Such a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the lake below. The pictures don't do this gorgeous place justice. Don't miss it!

Thank jnutall
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I feel like it's not worth it. The view is nice but it is so crowded. It is super hard to find parking spots and it would depend on your luck!

Thank Anh N
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