Lake Tahoe

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About Lake Tahoe, Reno

Lake Tahoe (/ˈtɑːhoʊ/) is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it straddles the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake (1,945 ft (593 m)). Additionally, Lake Tahoe is the sixth largest lake by volume in the United States at 122,160,280 acre·ft (150,682,490 dam3), behind the five Great Lakes. The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. More than 75% of the lake's watershed is national forest land, comprising the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service. Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access to the area.

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This article refers Lake Tahoe in Reno, United States. On your trip to Reno, you can consider a quick visit to Lake Tahoe. Use this comprehensive guide to plan your visit to Lake Tahoe and you'll thank us later!

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  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. If traveling from Sacramento, you must travel via Tiago Pass to get the full impact of the massive mountains. When you reach Lake Tahoe, just take in the beauty! If you like a more populated area, stay South. However many new beautiful lodging available North. Can easily travel around Lake in 2 to 3 hours.

  • Mind blowing place. Never expected to be like that. Totally lost by seeing the calm town tucked aside of the lake. Best place for all over the season. So chilled be ware to have a jacket .

  • We rented a lakeside cabin in Zephyr Cove for a week. The beach was a bit crowded on the weekend, but peaceful during the weekdays and all evenings. Ideal sunsets, easy access to services and a great, cozy headquarters from which to make day trips to see the surrounding area.

  • So much to do from the remote reaches of the surrounding area, to the bustling little town of South Tahoe. Beautiful views, crystal clear lake, hiking, skiing and casinos. Good time.

  • Probably the most beautiful site in the world in my eyes. Driving completely around the lake is a must. It's even close to gambling in So Lake Tahoe on the Nevada boarder if you're into that. There is plenty of things to do from hiking, just enjoying the beaches, emerald bay is the one must spot you must see in the winter its better. I wish I lived there

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