Emerald Bay State Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 85%Family Travelers
- 78%Adventure Travelers
- 64%History Buffs
- 58%Budget Travelers
- 57%Local Culture
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (73)
- Emerald Bay State ParkMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Emerald Bay is more blue than emerald but stunning nevertheless. The Viking Castle built according to local esthetics is exactly what you'd never expect to find on the shores of Lake Tahoe. A great way to experience the bay is to kayak or standup paddle board from one of the nearby beaches into the cove. After all, it's all about the journey, innit?
- Emerald Bay State ParkOct 19, 2013
A beautiful beach park on the lake's southwestern shore, this one is best for shoreline hiking along the Rubicon Trail. While you're in the area, take time for a tour of offshore Vikingsholm Castle (open seasonally from May to September usually).
- Emerald Bay State ParkOct 17, 2013
Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay is the most photographed spot in the world, and for good reason. Well worth an hour drive from my house, visit Vikingsholm and learn about the tea house built on the island in Emerald Bay.
- Emerald Bay State ParkAug 15, 2013
This is a MUST visit! This is my 2nd favorite place in Lake Tahoe (1st is the Flume Trail). Park on the lookout on highway 89 and walk down to the bay. Get there early (before 10am) as parking fills up fast. If the weather permits you should rent kayaks or stand up boards and enjoy the beauty from the water. Also visit Vikingsholm and the tea house (that you can access by kayak). This is by far one of the most beautiful places in the world!
- Emerald Bay State ParkJul 28, 2013
A short drive pas Camp Richardson and you come upon one of the crown jewels in Lake Tahoe: Emerald Bay State park. The first parking lot on the right is an observation point. The second parking lot (main lot on right, overflow on left) has views plus hiking access. Take the short walk down to the water and see the Vikingsholm Castle (tours available!) or just relax with your feet in the water.
Parking can get jammed in the afternoon. Just be patient as many people are arriving and leaving. The parking is free by the way... :)