55 miles from Reno, via I-80 West to 89 South.
90 miles from Sacramento, on I-80 East to 89 South or via Hwy 50 to 89 North.
200 miles from San Francisco on I-80 East to 89 South or via Hwy 50 to 89 North.
Imagine a time of sleek, varnished wooden boats, of waterskiing over sparkling blue water and sailing on the winds of fresh mountain air.
Imagine a time of casual walks along a pine covered path by a shoreline that borders a blue-green lake surrounded by snow capped mountains.
This is Lake Tahoe’s unique West shore today. An area of unspoiled natural beauty that provides a vacation lifestyle unmatched anywhere.
Old Tahoe photos courtesy of James Bills Photography Collection. Many old photos can be purchased at the Gatekeeper’s Museum.
Places to See
A stately old three story summer home built in 1903. Sugar Pine Point State park. Summer tours.
Emerald Bay & Vikingsholm Castle
One of the most photographed locations in the world. Hike down to Vikingsholm castle built in 1929. Summer tours.
General Phipps Cabin
Sugar Pine Point State Park. An original log cabin built by the famous general.
Gatekeepers Cabin/Marian Steinbeck Basket Museum
Museum displays include Indian basketry, clothing, tools, logging and railroad history. Tahoe City at Fanny Bridge. Summer tours.
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Site of the 1960 Winter Olympics Biathlon and Cross Country events.
Tahoe Maritime Museum
Museum displays and exhibits include vessels which are historically significant to Lake Tahoe, memorabilia the reaches back to the late nineteenth century, and the largest collection of outboard motors on the West Coast.