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Lake Tahoe

  • Parks & Recreation Facilities, State Park
  • Lakes + Reservoirs + Rivers
Lake Tahoe
CA
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    Right in our backyard, only 12 miles away, is a must see on your visit to Truckee--Lake Tahoe, with its extraordinary blue water, is set like a jewel in the mountains and is virtually without peer.

    America's largest alpine lake is the second deepest lake in the U.S., with a depth of 1,645 feet.

    A dip into this crystal clear lake will invigorate and rejuvenate you. The water temperature is 70+ degrees in the mid-summer and 40 degrees in the winter.

    The drive around the lake is 72 miles and will take you through many different communities, each with its own distinct personality. Experience a peacefulness as you gaze out over the lake, which is 22 miles long and 13 miles wide.

    Lake Tahoe has a rich maritime history from steamboats that were used for transportation in the years, to those amazingly beautiful sleek wooden boats. Check out the Tahoe Maritime Museum at tahoemaritimemuseum.org to learn more.