I am not usually a fan of Lakes that are heavily commercialized. I prefer the serene mountain lake over jet ski’s and ski boats, but I have to say, that in spite of the commercialized part of Lake Tahoe .. it is a tremendously beautiful lake! The blue colors are amazing and seem to change throughout the day.
One of the most popular, and one of my favorite spots as well, is Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay. The colors in the bay are beautiful and in the spring Eagle Falls is roaring. It’s a great place to take a picnic lunch and just hang. You won’t be alone but the people watching here can be interesting as well.
For RVers with big rigs, there are some restrictions on the west side of the lake loop along Rt. 89. It does get very winding and narrow with hair pin turns. I’d stick to keeping my rig between South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City and the east side of the lake if you are over 28’. I am staying in Carson City, NV which is about 12 miles from the lake, where the prices are much cheaper and it is a bit warmer. (The downside being it is desert instead of tall pines, its windy and a bit noisier than the Lake area.) It is an easy drive over to the lake to catch the activities on the North or South Shore and at the many surrounding ski areas. There are a lot of events and entertainment around the lake in addition to the boating, kayaking, hiking, parasailing and cruises that are also popular in the area. All and all .. not a bad place to be! :-)
|Dog enjoying some shade at the South Shore's StateLine Restaurant|