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About Lake Tahoe
Yes! Lake Tahoe skies really are this blue...
Lake Tahoe is located just 58 miles from Reno, Nevada, 99 miles from Sacramento, California and 198 miles from San Francisco, California. The drive to the lake is beautiful from any of these cities. When you reach the summit and start your descent into the Lake Tahoe Basin, the views will take your breath away.
Lake Tahoe, which is approximately 1/3 in Nevada and 2/3 in California, is 6,224 feet above sea level. The lake is 12 miles wide and 22 miles long, with a 72-mile shoreline. The maximum depth of Lake Tahoe is 1,645 feet, and the lake has a surface area of 161 square miles. Lake Tahoe, which is the largest alpine lake on our continent, contains over 39 trillion gallons of 99 percent pure water and is constantly being replenished by pure clean snow melt. The average rainfall per year is about 8 inches. The average Tahoe snowfall per year is about 18 feet. We usually enjoy about 275 days of sunshine a year.
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