Virtual Guidebook to Lake Tahoe, Northern Sierra, and the Gold Country
Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay State Park California


Emerald Bay, with rocky Fanette Island and Lake Tahoe beyond, is one of the iconic images of California. It is completely protected within Tahoe National Forest and Emerald Bay State Park.

Vikingsholm was built as a private residence in 1929 and acquired by the state parks department in 1953. It is modeled on Scandinavian churches and castles, and includes a stone tea house on the island.



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At the top of the Vikingsholm trail at Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe

(June 22, 2000)


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Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay

(June 22, 2000)


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Inspiration Point, above Emerald Bay

(June 22, 2000)


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Lake Tahoe from the headland above Emerald Bay

(June 22, 2000)


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