United States California South Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay State Park

A scenic state park known for its crystal-clear waters, hiking trails, and the iconic Fannette Island with a historic stone tea house.

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Emerald Bay State Park is a spectacular natural treasure nestled along the western shore of Lake Tahoe, just a stone's throw from Sierra Pines Resort. Renowned for its panoramic views of crystal-clear waters, stunning granite cliff sides, and charming island with the historic Vikingsholm mansion, this park is a paradise for hikers, photographers, and nature lovers alike. Its proximity to Sierra Pines Resort makes it an ideal destination for guests looking to explore one of the best examples of Lake Tahoe's pure beauty and engage in a variety of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, swimming, and trail exploration.

seeker 1 month ago

Emerald Bay State Park is an absolute gem when it comes to Insta-worthy spots in South Lake Tahoe. With its breathtaking views of the turquoise waters and Fannette Island, this picture-perfect destination offers a picturesque backdrop for any Instagram feed. Whether you're hiking along the Rubicon Trail or simply admiring the stunning vista from the overlook, Emerald Bay is a must-visit spot for any aspiring Instagram influencer.

seeker 7 months ago

Emerald Bay State Park in South Lake Tahoe offers unique and unusual activities that will be favorite experiences for visitors. One can explore the iconic Tea House on Fannette Island, the only known island in Lake Tahoe, reachable by boat or kayak. Another thrilling experience is scuba diving to witness the underwater wreckage of the S.S. Tahoe, a steamship that sank in 1940.

seeker 7 months ago

When you pull up to this lookout, you'll see a lineup of other tourist just staring. And for good reason. These views are vivid and rich, with the most beautiful shades of deep blue and vibrant green, and it's easy to get lost in a daydream.

netanyas 3 years ago

Another one of my favorite spots around Lake Tahoe. Hike down to Vikingsholm, kayak around the emerald colored bay that flows into the lake, trek along the Rubicon Trail. This is a must see spot but gets very busy during the summer and on weekends.

nicolejordan 3 years ago

Emerald Bay State Park Guides

  • Best places to explore near Sierra Pines Resort

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nestled in the heart of nature's paradise, Sierra Pines Resort serves as a perfect base camp for those eager to venture into the surrounding wilderness and quaint towns. With a plethora of breathtaking locations just a stone's throw away, you'll find every day brings a new adventure. Imagine waking up to the soft whispers of the pine trees, then stepping out to explore crystal-clear lakes, majestic mountain trails, and charming local markets. From the adrenaline-pumping activities for the thrill-seekers to the serene spots ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility, the areas around Sierra Pines Resort are brimming with hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Let's dive into some of the best places you'll want to add to your must-visit list while staying in this slice of alpine heaven.
  • Unique and unusual things to do in South Lake Tahoe

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    So, you're thinking about visiting South Lake Tahoe? Well, get ready for an adventure unlike any other! This picturesque destination offers so much more than just beautiful beaches and incredible skiing. If you're looking to venture off the beaten path and experience something truly unique and unusual, we've got you covered. From hiking to hidden waterfalls and exploring historic ghost towns to taking an exhilarating ride on a thrilling alpine coaster, South Lake Tahoe has a variety of extraordinary activities that are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. So, buckle up and get ready to discover the unexpected in this stunning mountain paradise!
  • Insta-worthy spots in South Shore Lake Tahoe

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    From jaw-dropping mountain vistas to crystal clear blue waters, this picturesque destination boasts some seriously Insta-worthy spots. Whether you're an avid adventurer or simply in search of a stunning backdrop for your feed, South Shore Lake Tahoe has it all.
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    netanyas (Netanya Trimboli)
    These are some of my favorite spots around the world to experience natural wonders. #seekerchallenge
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    nicolejordan (Nicole Jordan)
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