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This spectacularly beautiful resort lake, with over 70 miles of shoreline, offers two "faces:" family-style on the California side and high-rise casinos on Nevada's side.
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Patty Kanyaporn
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Planning your photography trip to Tahoe Lake is not just a visual journey; it’s a celebration of nature’s artistry, where every click of the shutter captures a moment of serenity and splendor. Embrace the challenge of distilling the essence of this alpine wonder into your frames, and let the magnificence of Tahoe Lake unfold through your lens.

On the isolated island, nestled amidst the shimmering waters of Emerald Bay, the ruins of a small stone building stood defiant against the passage of time. The locals spoke in hushed tones about the enigmatic structure known as the “Tea House,” a relic of a bygone era. The once-majestic building, with its crumbling walls and weathered facade, whispered tales of a remarkable woman named Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight, the former owner of Vikingsholm.
Written February 29, 2024
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Annie K
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
It was really a great experience visiting the lake. I was on break with couple of my friends and we had a great time. Views were fantastic and forecast was pretty awesome.
Written December 1, 2023
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Beldon
Aiea, HI2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
While we were waiting in line to get in, my in laws were trying to find a bathroom (I was driving) when the park ranger yelled “get the f&@k back in your car!” They don’t speak English. Right when it got to us he said parking was full. We asked to speak to the park ranger. His name was B Hently. The answer then changed and he said we couldn’t get in because we didn’t have a kayak. But some cars ahead of us went in without one. We pressed it further, but he said “mind your own business”. Then when my family tried to call authorities, they gave the ranger my wife’s number and he called her and tauntingly asked “miss, are you just sour because we didn’t let you into the park?”

At this point I’m really trying to seek some justice here. I’ve tried reaching out to their social media but no answer. It felt like my family was intentionally singled out and mocked, and they were not allowed to follow through with their plans that they’ve been looking forward to all year. They’re incredibly distraught by this whole ordeal.
Written August 24, 2023
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TannisRob
Ladner, Canada520 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Loved the drive from Reno as a day trip. We drove all along the lake for a bit, stopped in The town for coffee and then continued. Such a beautiful area and worth making the effort to go visit.
Written June 21, 2023
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M S P
Vadodara, India1,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is one of the most attractive tourist points of the USA, situated across two states - California and Nevada. Kings Beach is famous for boating and watersports. Children as well as adults find the Mini Golf Course very entertaining and interesting. We stayed at Brockway Springs near Kings Beach on North Lake Tahoe, and drove via Tahoe Bolvd to the Emerald bay for a cruise in the southern lake shore while returning back to San Francisco bay area.
Written June 16, 2023
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Sarah M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Super dog friendly area and beautiful place. Recommend spending some time on both sides. Stayed at hotel azure and tamarack lodge motel- both were good values&stays.
Written June 3, 2023
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Maurlyn S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Lake Tahoe was absolutely beautiful and cold was there 3rd week of January 2023. Did enjoy the Gondola ride in Heavenly Village. Observation deck is a must for beautiful pictures
Written February 8, 2023
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john w
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
You should try to be a reliable bus service. Especially when people are counting on you. The drivers at this non-service constantly call in sick or don't show, or are never on time. I've been in cities all over the country and never experienced such a poor organization.
Written December 16, 2022
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Lake Tahoe is situated in the north east of the California State and a part is in Nevada state. It is a fresh water lake. Many small beaches are there on both eastern and western sides. Tourists used to come and enjoy the place.
Written October 10, 2022
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DanTheNavyMan
New Orleans, LA137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Spent 4 days in Lake Tahoe gambling. Had a room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, and visited the 3 casinos nearby.

Harrah's- The only casino that offered 24hr table games. Minimums went from $10/15 in the mornings to an across the board $25 between noon and 4pm. Then some were as much as $50 minimum. Craps here had Bonus Craps (ATS-All Tall, All Small, All or Nothing) as well as the Repeater Bonus. Their digital craps had no bonus (bonus on # of rolls before 7-out was deactivated).

Harvey's- Sister resort to Harrah's. One craps table, ATS bonus craps. $25 minimum. The table games here open at 4pm. All table games had $25 min.

Bally's- Two craps tables, ATS bonus craps. $20 min. Table games opened at 11am. All table games were between $15 and $25 min.

Hard Rock- Two craps tables, no bonus craps. $20 min. Table games opened at 11am. All table games were between $15 and $25 min

The beach was $25... yes, just to walk onto the beach.

Off-season (no snow), but still a relatively lively night life.
Written September 3, 2022
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