Emerald Bay State Park


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Emerald Bay State Park


Location:22 miles south of Tahoe City.
Facilities:Developed family campsites, boat-in campsites, picnic areas, hiking trails, boat mooring, visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, scuba diving, boating, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969 for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The park includes Vikingsholm, an eclectic combination of Scandinavian building types considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere. Emerald Bay is the resting place for many boats, launches, and barges used in the lake before the turn of the century (including those used in the construction of Vikingsholm) and was designated an underwater state park in 1994.
Address:c/o Sierra District Office
PO Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142

Phone:530-525-7277
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=506
Size: 1,533 acres.

See other parks in California.
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