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EMERALD BAY SP, CA
DescriptionEmerald Bay State Park is adjacent to D.L. Bliss State Park. With its rugged shoreline and blue-green water, Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed places in the world. Vikingsholm, a replica of a Scandinavian castle (800 A.D.), is part of the park. The building is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Tours are available of this 38-room mansion. Emerald Bay offers a panoramic view of the lake from Eagle Falls. Hikers can head into nearby Desolation Wilderness or walk the rugged lakeshore to D.L. Bliss along the Rubicon Trail.
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Alerts and Important InformationThe Eagle Point Campground and Day Use parking lot will be closed for repair and construction for the summer 2013 season. The Boat -In campsites will be open and reservable from 7/1/2013 through 9/1/2013. The Rubicon Trail, Vikingsholm, and other facilities of Emerald Bay SP will be open as normal beginning Memorial Day Weekend for the 2013 summer season. The website will be updated regularly as conditions change. More information can be obtained by calling the Lake Tahoe State Parks Office at 530-525-7232.
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Eagle Point (Front/Back Loops):
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.
Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).
Emerald Bay State Park is site specific, you will select your site at the time you make your reservation.
WARNING: Metal bear resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockers are 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high. Violators will be cited. Camp at your own risk! By choosing to enter or camp at Emerald Bay SP you assume the risk of personal injury or property damaged caused by bears.
Getting There:Emerald Bay SP is on the Southwest shore of Lake Tahoe on State Highway 89. The park is located 22 miles south of Tahoe City.
Mailing Address:EMERALD BAY SP
Phone Number:Project Office:(530)525-7277