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The amazing Lake Tahoe region encompasses more than 400 square miles of High Sierra alpine bliss and is the largest, deepest alpine lake in North America. From snow skiing in winter to kayaking in summer, there is something for everyone here. The east shoreline of the lake is in neighboring Nevada & the rest inside California. The south end has the casinos, paddle boat cruises & some Heavenly Skiing. The north end has the fine restaurants, gorgeous mansions & excellent marinas. The fragile ecosystem of the lake is always at risk with this much recreation.

elevation: 6229'
population: 46,000
zip code: 96146


high elevation alpine lake, surrounded by 9000' mountain peaks

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Placer County
SW of Reno NV
S of I-80 @ Hwy 89 & Hwy 50


Surrounding this lake there are at least 12 towns & residential communities. There are vacation homes used seasonally, some full-time residents & plenty cabin rentals for the tourists. Three National Forests surround Lake Tahoe, with a dozen State Parks & a dozen ski resorts. Browse thru the towns listed below to discover what recreation you seek & which area you would like to visit. Use this premium lake responsibly & please help Keep Tahoe Blue

nearby towns:
Tahoe City
Tahoe Vista
South Lake Tahoe
Hope Valley
Squaw Valley

Monitor Pass, California 89

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