Emerald Bay State Park
- Address: 138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-5305257232
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Emerald Bay State Park - Review
This breathtaking beautiful park was established in 1953 and is spread over 1,533 acres of land. The park has Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, which is a 38 room mansion depicting Scandinavian architecture in its finest forms. You can hike and bounce around the rocks while clicking pictures of the phenomenal views. You can take a boat ride in Lake Tahoe and that has its own share of fun. The ideal location of the park actually makes it difficult to describe how stunning the spot is. You have to visit this place to understand the history behind the mansion and the outstanding beauty which it beholds. It is a remarkable gem which will make your trip worthwhile.
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How To reach Emerald Bay State Park by Public Transport
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Things to Know Before Visiting Emerald Bay State Park
0.51% of people who visit South Lake Tahoe include Emerald Bay State Park in their plan
50% of people start their Emerald Bay State Park visit around 7 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Emerald Bay State Park
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe Reviews
Need more parking but GORGEOUS area! Numerous trails and breathtaking views. I cannot emphasize enough: GO EARLY. BEAT THE CROWD. The parking area is extremely small. You can park on the side of the road in some areas but be careful and make sure it's not a "NO PARKING" zone. If you find a quiet trail and hike quietly, you might see little lizards sunning themselves on the rocks. (see the pics)
Very amazing place to go hiking. The lake itself is very beautiful to look at. It was very busy went i went and a lot of people had to park on the street but it was not too far out of the way. I expected it to be fairly busy because of how popular the spot is but its worth it. Before the start of the trail you do see a waterfall. When you do start the trail and get down to the bottom where the beach is , its a nice view of the little island in the middle. There is a little gift shop so you can get water and ice cream which was super convenient, and there was bathrooms as well. There was a trail past that point if you wanted to go hiking some more. It does get a little exhausting so make sure you have water if you continue hiking. There was a trail that had rock stairs that leads to a big waterfall which was the best part of the trip.
Went to Emerald Bay State Park for a morning jog on the famous Rubicon Trail and it did not disappoint. Started at the parks pull off and walked down to the entrance so I didn't have to pay the parking fee for the day ($10) and started on the Rubicon going west to east. Was greeted with UNBELIEVABLE views from the moment I started til finishing. Quiet wooded areas, breathtaking views of the bay, the historic Vikingsholm, waterfalls, it had it all. Did get a little crowded towards lunch time but that's normal for Lake Tahoe on the weekend during summer. A perfect morning trail run 👍
This was a huge letdown. Parking was a nightmare. After circling the lot for 20 minutes we finally got lucky and got a spot. Then you have a fairly long hike down to the bay. Once you are down there you will find there is very little beach, and it is very crowded. The views aren't even that great Even the hike to eagle falls was disappointing. The falls mid-summer were nothing but a trickle. Save yourself the time and go to a different spot.
Mesmerized by natures beauty!!! Gave visit during end of the May month and found the weather really pleasing.. From the top view though it may look far off but we were able to get down in 20 mins and enjoy the scenic beauty. Please do not miss to visit this place