Best Trails in Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park, a National Natural Landmark in renowned for it's natural beauty and geology, making it a great stop during any visit to the Lake Tahoe's lakefront. Emerald Bay was designated an underwater state park in 1994. It is a fantastic place for kayaking, riding a standup paddleboard, or scuba diving, where you will be able to see the remains of many boats in addition to plants and fish.
Emerald Bay offers amazing architecture, like the Vikingsholm, one of the states finest examples of Scandinavian architecture, and The "Tea House" on Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe's only island and a great place for afternoon tea.
Summer temperatures range from the mid 70's in the daytime to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees.
Dogs are allowed in the park, but they are not allowed on trails, sandy beaches, or in the Vikingsholm area.
The park is open sunrise to sunset.