Nature and Beauty - Relax and be Amazed
Blessed with sparkling natural beauty, and selected as the #1 most popular destination in the United States, Lake Tahoe
is the jewel of the High Sierra. The lake is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains
on all sides. The lake measures 22 miles long by 12 miles wide, with an average depth of 989 feet and
72 miles of shoreline.
If you have never been to Tahoe, make the effort - and feel good about the world. The clearest water you have ever seen, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Take it in quietly, or join in any of the more active pursuits that are available, including hiking, biking, and a range of watersports.
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Amazing Tahoe Facts
Pyramid Lake is a large salt lake, around 187 square miles in surface area (approximately the same area
as Lake Tahoe, in fact). It is located some 40 miles to the northeast of Reno at 3,790 feet above sea level.
The lake is the largest remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan that covered much of northwestern Nevada at the
end of the last ice age. Today it is located entirely within the
Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
Pyramid Lake is named and most famous for the Pyramid, an island that rises 800 feet directly from the lake. As with Tahoe, the lake is known for its scenery and also for its diverse wildlife.
For more information, check out the Pyramid Lake entry at Wikipedia.