Facts About Lake Tahoe
World Famous Lake Tahoe - Located in California and Nevada, USA
Lake Tahoe Facts!
Lake Tahoe is the highest alpine lake in the U.S. and the second largest alpine lake in the world! Commonly referred to as "Tahoe", or just "The Lake" by locals, beautiful blue Lake Tahoe is located between the great states of California and Nevada in the United States of America.
The Lake Tahoe region includes the cities and towns of Tahoe City, Incline Village, Truckee, Kings Beach, Squaw (Olympic) Valley, Alpine Meadows, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Crystal Bay, Brockway, Homewood, Tahoma, Meeks Bay, Meyers, Stateline, Northstar, and Zephyr Cove.
How big is Lake Tahoe? Lake Tahoe has a surface elevation of 6,229 ft, is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and has a shoreline 71 miles in length.
How deep is Lake Tahoe and how much water does it hold? With a surface area of 193 square miles, a maximum depth of over 1,600 feet (wow!) and an average depth of 989 feet, the total capacity of Lake Tahoe is 122,160,280 acre-ft (39 trillion gallons) of water!! Surface lake temperatures range from 68 ° F in the summer, to 41 ° F during the winter. The only outlet is the Truckee River at Tahoe City.