Emerald Bay is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 18 miles south of Tahoe City and approximately 12 miles from South Lake Tahoe. The state park has a boat-in camp ground and Eagle Point Camp ground.
This is a very popular destination and in the summer there are many boats in the bay and tied up to the beach and many hikers and photographers around the Vikingsholm mansion. Points of interest include Fannette Island with the Tea House, Vikingsholm, and Eagle Falls. This is one of the most photographed areas of Lake Tahoe if not in the world. There are incredible views on the Rubicon Trail which connects Emerald Bay to D.L. Bliss State Park along the shores of Lake Tahoe.