Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

Parks & Recreation Facilities

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Right in our backyard, only 12 miles away, is a must see on your visit to Truckee--Lake Tahoe, with its extraordinary blue water, is set like a jewel in the mountains and is virtually without peer.

America's largest alpine lake is the second deepest lake in the U.S., with a depth of 1,645 feet.

A dip into this crystal clear lake will invigorate and rejuvenate you. The water temperature is 70+ degrees in the mid-summer and 40 degrees in the winter.

The drive around the lake is 72 miles and will take you through many different communities, each with its own distinct personality. Experience a peacefulness as you gaze out over the lake, which is 22 miles long and 13 miles wide.

Lake Tahoe has a rich maritime history from steamboats that were used for transportation in the years, to those amazingly beautiful sleek wooden boats. Check out the Tahoe Maritime Museum at to learn more.