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The Most Beautiful Drive in America

America’s Most Beautiful Drive, At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake. The lake contains enough water to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 14 inches. The water is 99 percent pure, and a white dinner plate can be seen to a depth of 70 feet. Lake Tahoe’s altitude is 6,225 feet above sea level. At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake with the California/ Nevada state line bisecting it. You can begin your travels at any point along the 72-mile (not including side trips) route around the lake.

America’s Most Beautiful Drive

Stops along the way include Heavenly Village, Camp Richardson / Tallac Historic Site, U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay Lookout, D.L. Bliss State Park, Meeks Bay, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe Maritime Museum, Gatekeepers Museum, Squaw Valley USA, Donner Memorial State Park, Truckee, Watson Cabin, Historic Fish Hatchery, Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, Stateline Lookout, Mt. Rose Lookout, Incline Village and Crystal Bay Historical Society, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, Memorial Point, Sand Harbor, Spooner Lake, Cave Rock Vista Point, and Zephyr Cove.

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The Most Beautiful Drive in America

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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