Lake Tahoe climate
Because of Lake Tahoe’s year-round draw, booking flights to Lake Tahoe is a perfect way to celebrate any season. If you crave the heat and need a summertime getaway (June to August), you’ll experience 24 degree conditions, and cooler evenings. If you’re more apt to adventure out in the winter months (December to February), pack warm clothes, because when Emerald Bay freezes over, you’ll endure -7 degree lows.
Lake Tahoe insider information
Camp Richardson: This old, historic lodging makes a perfect year-round destination for any winter sports advocate booking Lake Tahoe flights. Set up camp on the grounds and take advantage of the Mountain Sports Center, where you can rent bikes, snowshoes, and skis to boost your outdoor experience. During the summertime, there’s no better place for boating, biking, or beach-going; get a front row seat for a majestic sunset at one of the area’s lakeside dining. Just minutes from casinos, Camp Richardson provides the best of both California and Nevada, and is the closest full-service marina to Emerald Bay. With over 200 campsites, 100 RV sites, and lakefront cabins, it will hardly disappoint.
Eldorado National Forest: The Eldorado National Forest is broken up into four ranger districts, (Amador, Georgetown, Pacific, and Placerville), and with 63,960 acres of wilderness, it’s understandable. Bordered by the Tahoe National Forest and the Humboldt-Toiyabe, the massive land area also includes 980km of streams to fish in, dozens of trails for 4WD, hiking, and cycling, and ample cabins to rent in the middle of it all. If you’re booking flights to Lake Tahoe in the winter, the forest is exciting in a completely different way: With elevations reaching above 1800m, snowy peaks and steep declines allow for unforgettable skiing and snowboarding experiences. So step inside a world of cedar, true fir, and subalpine to get lost in a woodland and enhance your Lake Tahoe travel.
Sugar Pine Point State Park: When you travel to Lake Tahoe, the many ways to experience nature may seem overwhelming. Take a deep breath and head to one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe – Sugar Pine Point State Park. With more than two miles of lakeside terrain, options for hiking and swimming are limitless. While on land, wander through the dense forests of pine, fir, aspen, and juniper trees to the Hellman-Ehrman mansion (now known as the Pine Lodge). The summer home was built in 1903, and provides an adequate view of what life was like for the wealthy in the early 1900s. For more nature exposure, go fishing in the General Creek, where the water is the clearest, or enter the Nature Center, where mammals, fish, and birds are on display, and exhibits on the lake’s ecology, biology, and wildlife help visitors learn the land.
Emerald Bay: In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark, and to this day, thousands of visitors book flights to Lake Tahoe to experience it firsthand. Under its waves, Emerald Bay’s floor is considered by some to be an underwater state park because of the immense number of boats and barges that rest there. Most come to see the nearby Vikingsholm – a classic example of Scandinavian architecture that highlights the look and feel of another time. A tea house exists on Fannette Island, the only island in on the bay, and is undoubtedly worth the visit.