Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine freshwater lake in North America with a height of 6225 feet. Shared between the states of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is used for water storage by the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (TCID) and serves as a tributary watershed drainage element within the Truckee River Basin with its sole outlet as the Truckee River.
Originally occupied by the Washoe Native Americans, the lake was explored by Lt. John C Fremont on his expedition in 1844 and witnessed a number of changes in names starting from “Lake Bonpland” to “Mountain Lake” to “Fremont’s Lake” to “Lake Bigler” to “Lake Tahoe” finally. Lake Tahoe enjoys its reputation as a great tourist attraction facilitating with an array of recreational activities, summer sports, winter sports, and casinos. Motorcycling, hiking and bicycling along with water sports in summer can be enjoyed on King’s Beach such as scuba diving, parasailing, Jet Ski rentals, and fishing. Other near-by attraction spots, natural spots, trails, resorts and skiing areas, and restaurants include Emerald Bay Wilderness, Eagle Falls, Lake Tahoe Golf Course, Rubicon trail, Eagle Falls Trailhead, Stateline Lookout, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Camp Richardson Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley, Getaway Cafe, Evan’s American Gourmet Cafe, and Base Camp Pizza Co.
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