Emerald Bay SP -- August 19-21, 2011

  • August 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.

Picture of Emerald Bay Location/Directions
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.

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  • Suzzy

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing, wish I could have been there. :)

    August 23, 2011

  • Hogan

    had a good time

    August 23, 2011

  • Cassi

    Had a great time and met some really nice folks! Thanks, Diane, for setting this up, and nice to meet you, Lenny, Teri, Quang and Mei! (And you too of course, Diane!)

    August 21, 2011

  • Teri

    Relaxing weekend and once again I met some great people. I could handle the bears but wasn't so crazy about the ants. :) Thank you, again, Diane for doing this for us.

    August 21, 2011

  • Cassi

    a lazy, quiet weekend is just what I've been looking for. I like Scrabble - and I'll bring Boggle!

    August 18, 2011

  • Diane S

    A lot of hanging out, some hiking, and perhaps a trip to Lake Tahoe to swim and lay on the beach (?). Does anyone want to bring a game or two? I'll bring scrabble.

    August 17, 2011

  • Cassi

    Since I've never camped with this group before or been to Emerald Bay, I'm wondering what people's plans are while we're there - hiking, fishing, swimming, just hanging out?

    August 17, 2011

  • Hogan

    ahhh... thank you

    August 15, 2011

  • Diane S

    Under "Emerald Bay State Park", it says site 82 & 84.

    August 14, 2011

  • Hogan

    hello diane, once we get to the park, how do we find each other?

    August 14, 2011

  • Diane S

    Annelise, Thank you!

    August 13, 2011

  • Cassi

    Are people planning on carpooling to the site? I live in the Arden area of Sacramento and I'm interested in carpooling, and I can drive.

    July 22, 2011

  • Diane S

    I wouldn't count on there being adequate room with 8 people attending unless we use both sites and spread out. However, it may not be a good idea to bring the dog so as not to have the tension an aggressive dog might bring to the event.

    June 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a miniature daschund that I will be bringing. What are your specific concerns please?

    June 30, 2011

  • Teri

    I will be bringing my dog.

    June 30, 2011

  • Diane S

    Teri, I'm glad you're able to make this.

    June 12, 2011

  • Teri

    Nevermind.....I found it. I'll master this PayPal stuff yet!

    June 12, 2011

  • Teri

    I signed up for this but the system did not take me to PayPal after I signed up; don't know how to get there from here.

    June 12, 2011

  • Diane S

    Lisa, The trip is from Friday Aug 19 to Sunday August 21. Hope you can join us. Diane
    By the way, welcome to The Camping Meetup.

    March 10, 2011

  • Lisa P.

    when exactly is the camping dates? I will be on a surgical mission to India till Aug 19th!

    March 10, 2011

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