The perfect detour trip during a vacation in Lake Tahoe.
Emerald Bay State Park offers many outdoor recreational activities, such as swimming, hiking, boating, and wildlife observation. The crystal clear lake offers awesome views of the mountains nearby. A particularly neat attraction within the park is Fannette Island, which is only accessible by boat. Main hiking trails you can explore include Rubicon Trail, Lower Eagle Falls Trail, and Vikingsholm Trail. Vikingsholm Trail has a late 1920s Scandanavian home you can tour. Lora Josephine Knight owned it, and the builders used materials from the granite quarry and local forest to construct the home.
Camping is available at the Upper Eagle Point Campground on the southeastern side of Emerald Bay. Summer temperatures typically reach 75 degrees F during the day and around 40 degrees F at night. Emerald Bay State Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and parking fees are required for all visitors. Please note that this is not a pet-friendly park, and dogs should be left at home. See the beauty of California's Emerald Bay State Park with your family and friends.