Aug 19, 2011 · 2:00 PM
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Hello Happy Campers,
Emerald Bay SP is a beautiful place to camp. It is near So. Lake Tahoe. Going on Hay.50, after Meyers, there will be a split in the road, Hwy. 50 is to the right and going straight puts you on Hwy. 89. Follow Hwy. 89 to the park.
The price of $10 is to reserve a spot. It will be creditted toward the cost of the site which is the cost of the site divided among all the tent campers. There is a $2 charge per adult toward the costs of the meetup site.
Here's a description of the park. If you've never been there, you will be impressed by its beauty. Here is the State Park website where you can also read more about the park: http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=506
In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite.
The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique location make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area.
The park features Vikingsholm, one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere. The "Tea House" on Fannette Island, the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe.
Emerald Bay was designated an underwater state park in 1994. It is the resting place for many boats, launches and barges used in the lake before the turn of the century, during the heyday of Emerald Bay Resort and used in the construction of Vikingsholm.
The park is located 22 miles south of Tahoe City.
Vikingsholm can be reached by parking in the Harvey West parking lot by Highway 89 at Emerald Bay. Take the trail, which is one mile in length and drops 500 feet in elevation to the house.