Lake Tahoe sits between the states of Nevada and California. Both sides of the largest alpine lake in North America offer a wealth of beauty and activities. Lake Tahoe boat tours are a whole lot of fun, but they are by no means the only thing to do in this gorgeous part of the American West. Consider for a moment Lake Tahoe in wintertime. Pristine blue waters coupled with snow capped mountain peaks provide vista after vista that can take your breath away. Many wintertime visitors come for the skiing and snowboarding at Heavenly Ski Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, and Squaw Valley. For those more culturally inclined, one can visit numerous museums that educate visitors about the remarkable history of lovely Lake Tahoe.
This wilderness area that sits within the Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin is protected by federal law. Desolation Wilderness comprises almost 64,000 acres of alpine and sub-alpine forests, verdant valleys, mountain peaks and glacial lakes.
Donner Memorial State Park
This state-maintained park memorializes the site of the infamous Donner Camp where western pioneers were stranded due to inclement weather in the winter of 1846–1847. The ill-fated Donner party was stuck in this spot without adequate food, shelter or provisions. Eventually, the Donner Party resorted to cannibalism to survive. Feel free to ask your Tahoe boat tours operator for more details about the dramatic history of the Donner Party.
Emerald Bay State Park
Smack dab in the middle of Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay sits one of the most beloved areas of the lake. Park grounds here include a massive Scandinavian mansion called Vikingsholm as well as the lovely Eagle Falls. Additionally, here one finds Fannette Island, which happens to be the only island in Lake Tahoe. Emerald Bay State Park boasts two campgrounds, one of which can only be accessed by watercraft. If you want to camp out after Tahoe boat tours, Eagle Point Campground may be just right for you. If boat wrecks are your thing, you'll be delighted to know that Emerald Bay offers numerous diveable wrecks below the blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
Heavenly Ski Resort
Located on the border of Nevada and California in South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly boasts more than 95 runs and 30 ski lifts spread out over four base sites that divide the Silver and Golden states. Ski season at Heavenly typically runs from mid-November through the middle of April.
Fallen Leaf Lake
This remote alpine lake in Eldorado County is not attached to Tahoe, but it's well worth the visit when you're in the area. Glacier-originated Fallen Leaf Lake sits approximately one mile south of Lake Tahoe. Minimal commercial development means services are rather limited, so plan and pack in everything you need. Some supplies are available at the tiny Fallen Leaf Marina and Store at the lake's southernmost shore.
Ready to plan a vacation complete with Tahoe boat tours? Give us a call at 1.775.400.6677 today. Let's reserve your tour time right now.Tahoe Boat Tours