Fallen Leaf Lake

Fallen Leaf Lake

434 Fallen Leaf Road
South Lake Tahoe, California

Located one mile south of Lake Tahoe near the California and Nevada border, Fallen Leaf Lake (6,377 feet) is a great location for recreation, relaxation, wilderness and retreats.  The lake is aligned north to south and is oval in shape.  It is 2.9 miles long and .9 wide.  At its deepest, Fallen Leaf Lake is 415 feet deep at with the average depth of 240 feet.  Swimmers take note - the bottom falls away rapidly at the shorelines everywhere except the northern end of the lake. 

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Fetch at Kiva Beach - Photo Credit: @labrador_tillman
Fetch at Kiva Beach - Photo Credit: @labrador_tillman
When Northern Californians mention “The Lake,” you know they’re talking Tahoe. September is “tweener” season at Big Blue, a time when locals breathe deep, tourism drops off and visitors in the know snag mega-deals on lodging. It’s also a great time to swim and hike with your dog—not just at Lake Tahoe itself, but at nearby splash spots, as well. Where to dip toes and paws? Our Tahoe-area “A” List follows. more »
Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo Credit: @carenandatka
Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo Credit: @carenandatka
Highway 89 along Tahoe’s West Shore is a treat for the senses on many levels. It takes about an hour in non-traffic conditions to drive straight through, but why would you want to do that? Your first worthwhile diversion, especially if you’re a Tahoe first-timer, is Tallac Historic Site, a collection of late 19th-century estate homes and out-buildings. more »
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