Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive

Quick Facts

Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive

Nevada

(775) 588-4591

Map Directions

Things To Do

     

Overview

The nearly 46 km (25 miles) of Eastshore Drive skirt the edges of Lake Tahoe, providing visitors with breathtaking views of the Lake Tahoe Basin, while the visitor`s center offers accounts of the pioneer and Indian history of the area. Lake Tahoe offers breathtaking views of the crystal clear lake, towering pine trees, and snow-capped mountains, earning it the title, "the most beautiful drive in America." Part of the Pony Express Trail and home to the historic sacred grounds of the Washoe Indians, Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone year-round.

Map of Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive

Latitude, Longitude: 39.085571, -119.915428

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Gorgeous anytime--depends on your preference (snow-covered peaks or the green of summer.)

  • Camping

    If rough and rugged are characteristics of your ultimate vacation, camping, hiking, biking, and skiing are only a few of the activities you can enjoy near Lake Tahoe. The area is full of campgrounds and trails for the most extreme outdoor-lovers, and the winter provides perfect powder on the slopes. The crystal-clear lake provides an ideal location for all kinds of recreation, including sailing, boating, fishing, and swimming.

  • Historic Sites

    Information is available at the Tahoe-Douglas Visitor Center on the South Shore (open seven days a week) and the Incline Village Visitor Center on the North Shore.

Seasonality/Weather

Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive is gorgeous year round. The best time to visit depends on your preference (snow-covered peaks or the green of summer.) The busiest months (in descending order) are August, July and September, although the busiest week of the year is the week between Christmas and New Year's. Winter is an excellent time to come for anyone who enjoys winter activities such as skiing and skating.

Directions

Driving

To Get to Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive, start the byway at the north end of Lake Tahoe in Crystal Bay on NV 28. Go south for 13.2 miles, where the byway merges with US 50. Continue going south on US 50 for 12 miles until you reach the town of Stateline, NV where the byway ends.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(775) 588-4591

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