Locals generally divide the Basin into North Shore, West Shore, East Shore and South Lake Tahoe. Click here for a Lake Tahoe Map.
- Surface Area: 193 square miles
- Capacity: 39 trillion gallons
- Maximum Depth: 1645 feet
- Shoreline: 71 miles
- Daily evaporation: 335,000,000 gallons
- Length: 22 miles
- Width: 12 miles
- States: CA and NV
- Popular Activity: having fun!
Popular Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is known world wide for its world class alpine and nordic skiing and snowboarding with snowfall at alpine ski elevations averaging between 300 - 500 inches per year!
Summer golf is very popular in Lake Tahoe where they say, at 6,000' elevation, the ball travels 25 yards farther on a drive! That's good news for most of us and great news for the many celebrity's, such as big John Elway and the legendary Michael Jordan, who hit the links in July each year at the American Century Golf Championship - Celebrity Week at Edgewood Tahoe in the South Shore.
Lake activities are also popular with numerous public beaches and private resort beaches available. There are plenty of marinas, boat ramps and even for boat rentals for boaters and fishing charters for fishermen and women. If you'd prefer to hike, bike or horseback ride, or do all of the above, it's all in Lake Tahoe and all on TahoesBest.com!!
Casinos and headline entertainment are also mainstays in North and South Lake Tahoe with the beautiful backdrop and mountain setting a classy alternative to the glitz of Las Vegas or Atlantic City!
Your Lake Tahoe Vacation
If you're planning a Lake Tahoe vacation and are looking for lodging and accommodations, vacation rentals are VERY popular and in North and South Lake Tahoe. If you'd prefer a hotel, motel, inn, bed and breakfast or full service resort, Lake Tahoe has hundreds to choose from. Click here to review your options.
If you want help with planning your vacation, check out Tahoe's best vacation guide!
Summer fun on the Truckee River
Commercial rafting starts Memorial Day weekend and ends on Labor Day.
The Truckee River's release rate is approx. 50+cfs as the current lake level matches the natural rim altitude within .04 feet. Rafting from Tahoe City to the River Ranch is halted when the flow rate exceeds 900cfs. Flow rates in excess of 1205cfs signal a halt to all traffic, navigation of the river is illegal from Tahoe City to the River Ranch.