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Emerald Bay State Park

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Nearest city  Tahoma, California
Designated  1968
Established  1953
Area  1,533 acres (6.20 km)
Phone  +1 530-541-3030
Emerald Bay State Park
Location  El Dorado County, California, USA
Governing body  California Department of Parks and Recreation
Address  138 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
Management  California Department of Parks and Recreation
Similar  Lake Tahoe, Vikingsholm, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Fallen Leaf Lake, Sierra Nevada

Emerald bay state park

Emerald Bay State Park is a state park of California in the United States, centered on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark. Park features include Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion that is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the United States. The architect was Leonard Palme, who was hired by his aunt Laura Knight to design and build Vikingsholm. The park contains the only island in Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island. The park is accessible by California State Route 89 near the southwest shore of the lake. Emerald Bay is one of Lake Tahoe's most photographed and popular locations.


In 1969 Emerald Bay was recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the federal Department of the Interior. In 1994 California State Parks included the surrounding water of the bay as a part of the park, making Emerald Bay one of the first underwater parks of its type in the state, protecting the various wrecks and other items on the bay's bottom.

The 1,533-acre (620 ha) park was established in 1953. It is located directly south of D. L. Bliss State Park.

Summer temperatures at the park range from the low 40 °F (4 °C) at night to mid-70 °F (21 °C) during the day, and during the winter visitors will usually experience temperatures between 20 and 40 °F (−7 and 4 °C). During harsh winters the bay freezes over. The bay is about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) in length, and about two-thirds of a mile (1 km) wide at its widest point.

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Emerald Bay State Park Wikipedia

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