Donner Lake

Donner Lake, California

Whether you prefer your fun in the summer sun or in the snow, look no further than Donner Lake for a perfect, year-round getaway. Located 11 miles Northwest of Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake isn’t far off the beaten path, but offers significant rewards to those willing to make the trek. From its breathtaking, panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and unique historical sites, to its superb trout fishing and close proximity... Read more »

Serene Lakes Calm Waters

Serene Lakes, California

Though many resorts in the Lake Tahoe area like to lay claim to being “the best-kept secret” of the Sierras, Serene Lakes’ unparalleled natural splendor and off-the-beaten-path locale make it an easy contender for the title. Serene Lakes is the name given to two connected lakes – Northward-facing Serena and Southward-facing Dulzura – located an elevation of 6800-7200 feet on the Sierras’... Read more »

Fallen Leaf Lake California

Fallen Leaf Lake, California

Summertime is magical at Fallen Leaf Lake, with its stunning views of Desolation Wilderness and Mt. Tallac, and its endless recreational opportunities. This is one of the secrets of the area, simply because it is not as well-known as Lake Tahoe and therefore tends to be less crowded. It can be found just one-mile south west of Lake Tahoe. Part of what makes this lake such a jewel is the fact that there has been little commercial... Read more »

Angora Lakes California

Angora Lakes, California

Looking for a peaceful and relaxing day in nature that is not too far from Lake Tahoe? Angora Lakes are a great place to take your family for a day of  picnicking, swimming, and water sports all under the gaze of the majestic granite cliffs that literally descend right into the lake. This unique natural landscape provides for many ledges and giant boulders that the more daring visitors enjoy cliff diving from –... Read more »

Echo Lakes California

Echo Lakes, California

If you are in search of a truly peaceful escape, Echo Lakes is the perfect choice. It is an area known for its seclusion, serene mountain setting, and stunning natural scenery with granite rocks and tall mountains surrounding each lake. The Upper and Lower Echo Lakes are great places for boating, fishing, and enjoying a picnic lunch. Visitors also enjoy hiking the trails around the lake or heading off for bigger overnight... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Kayaking

Guide to Lake Tahoe’s Best Beaches

There really are so many wonderful Lake Tahoe beaches to choose from it’s hard to pick the best. Review our guide to Lake Tahoe’s best beaches or discover them all with our Lake Tahoe beaches map. You don’t have to go far to find one near you. 1) Sand Harbor Beach Best Beach Features : One of Tahoe’s more popular beaches, due to its soft sand, crystal clear waters, and rocks that are fun to climb on. Sand... Read more »

Amazing Lake Tahoe Pinterest Photos!

View our collection of photos: Lake Tahoe Pinterest Photos If you’re into Pinterest then you can appreciate the many “ah inspiring” photos people are sharing online. What greater source for stunning Lake Tahoe photos then Pinterest. We’ve compiled some of our favorite Lake Tahoe photos for your viewing pleasure. Hopefully this will inspire you to start a new board on your Pinterest account as you... Read more »

Hope Valley California Comes Alive with Fall Color

If you drive roughly 20 minutes south of South Lake Tahoe, where highway 88 and 89 meet, you will find yourself in gorgeous Hope Valley California. Every fall around mid September Hope Valley comes alive with vibrant aspen colors of yellow, orange and red set against the dark green of the surrounding forest trees. It’s well worth the drive to see these quaking aspen turn color as fall sets in. The stunning Sierra Mountains... Read more »

The Village Squaw Valley

Escape to Squaw Valley’s High Camp

Looking for a great place to take the family for the day? A place where there are plenty of fun outdoor activities that will keep everyone happy? Then let me share one of our family favorite places to escape to at Lake Tahoe – Squaw Valley’s High Camp. High Camp is where summer fun (and gorgeous views) are at your fingertips. The whole family will be in awe as Squaw Valley Aerial Tram transports you 2,000 vertical... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Web Cams

Lake Tahoe Web Cams and Ski Resort Cams

The 2017/2018 winter season is here so plan ahead and view Lake Tahoe web cams for a real-time look at weather and snow conditions. Keep tabs on the local highways so you don’t get caught off guard. Use the Lake Tahoe web cams map as a quick launching point to all the major Lake Tahoe ski resort web cams, casinos and highways. Our sister website offers the most up-to-date information possible on your favorite mountains... Read more »