Life in Lake Tahoe with a bit of real estate news

 

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.  

Emerald Bay

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 inclu...

 

Kilner Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 3 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89 at the corner of Ward Avenue. The bike trail is close and there are tennis courts, a playground, a volleyball court, picnic tables and restrooms.  The park consists of 7 acres.

Kilner Park: Tahoe City PUD

 

Ward Creek State Park is located approximately 3 miles south of Tahoe City on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  It is situated between the neighborhoods of Timberland and Pineland.  One can access the park from Hwy 89, The Rideout Community Center off Timberland or a trail head off Timberland Drive.  The north side of the park is bordered by Ward Creek and to the east is Hwy 89.  The park is roughly 180 acres and many trails can be accessed.

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Kaspian Recreation Area

Kaspian Rec Area

Kaspian Campground is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 4 miles south of Tahoe City.  There are 9 camp sites and a host is present.  The park is located across the street from the shores of Lake Tahoe and t...

 

Marie Sluchak Community Park is located in Tahoma on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  There is a small stage with seating and a playground.  This is run by the Tahoe Cedars POA and the Tahoe City PUD.  They have movies in the park and other programs in the summer months.

Marie Sluchak Community Park: Tahoe City PUD

 

Sugar Pine Point State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 11 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89.  General Creek is the main trail heading due west along the creek and is a 4.5 mile loop.  General Creek continues into El Dorado National Forest and the trail connects with the Pacific Crest Trail at one point.  There are other fun trails in and around the park.  The infamous Ehrman Mansion is located near the lake and is open for tours in the summer months.  There are 125 campsites for summer camping and a host is present.  Sugar Pin...

 

D.L. Bliss State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe not far from Emerald Bay and approximately 17 miles south of Tahoe City on Hwy 89.  In fact the Rubicon Trail connects the park and Emerald Bay.  It is a pretty challenging hike or run in some areas.  There are 2 other trails called the Lighthouse Trail and the Balancing Rock Trail.  Sandy Lester Beach is a nice way to hang out for the day or head over to Calawee Cove which is equally relaxing.  In 1929, the D.L. Bliss family donated the 744 acres to state parks.  Camping is available or day us...

 

Emerald Bay State Park was recognized as a National Natural Landmark in 1969.  There are two campgrounds; one is walk or boat in only and the other is Eagle Point Campground.  The boat in campground has a pier to load and unload gear and buoys to moor your boat for the night.  A great day hike is the Rubicon Trail which wraps around Emerald Bay and continues along the shores of Tahoe over to D.L. Bliss State Park.  An easier hike is the one mile down to Vikingsholm.  On the other side of Hwy 89 is a two mile h...

 

The North Tahoe Regional Park is located in Tahoe Vista approximately 1 mile off Hwy 28.  The park consists of roughly 124 acres and is surrounded by forested public land which has many trials connecting to an extensive trail system.  This is a fun place to explore for a few hours or get lost for the day.  It is possible to reach Northstar, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and climb to Mt Watson.  They have a par course with 18 stations for a fun and different workout, a nature trail, a paved bike path and a few picnic sites.  There are great views of Lake Tahoe from the ...

 

64 Acres is located just South of the"Y" in Tahoe City.  The park provides parking, public restrooms, access to the Truckee River, access to the bike trail down the West Shore and the bike trail toward Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.  

This is also the location of the TART Tahoe City transfer center which provides indoor waiting and seating, restrooms, bike lockers and bus routes.

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