The Lake

History: Home to the Washoe Indians, John Fremont was the first person of European descent to discover the Lake during an expedition in 1844.

Maximum Elevation: 6,229' making Lake Tahoe the largest alpine lake in North America.

Length: 22 milesLake Tahoe

Width: 12 miles

Shoreline: 72 miles

Average Depth: 1,000'

Maximum Depth: 1,645' making Lake Tahoe the third deepest lake in the United States and the tenth deepest in the world. If Tahoe was completely drained, it would cover a flat area the size of California to a depth of 14 inches and would take over 700 years to refill.

Clarity: One of the clearest lakes in the United States, Lake Tahoe has a water clarity of close to 75' deep.

Weather: The sun shines over 272 days a year at Lake Tahoe. July and August are typically the warmest months with an average maximum temperature of 79 degrees.

Activities: Famous for it's great skiing during the winter, Summer activities include gaming, golf, boating kayaking, swimming, fishing, parasailing, biking, hiking, shopping, and much more. For more information go to http://www.tahoesouth.com.

Tahoe South Location: Tahoe South is located 58 miles southwest of Reno.

The beauty of Tahoe: Mark Twain wrote, "At last the lake burst upon us--a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords."

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