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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Facts and Photos


Lake Tahoe is located on the border of California and Nevada. It is a large freshwater lake with very clear clean water. The lake is surrounded by mountains and pine trees. In the winter, tourists visit the area to go skiing and snowmobiling. In the summer, they go hiking and mountain biking. (3 pages)

Lake Tahoe

Where is Lake Tahoe?

  • It is located on the California-Nevada border in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

  • Two-thirds of the Lake Tahoe shoreline is located in California and the other one-third is located in Nevada.


Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe

How large is Lake Tahoe?

  • It is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide.

  • It is 1,645 feet deep.

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