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Fallen Leaf Lake Information

About Fallen Leaf Lake

Fallen Leaf Lake is a mountain lake near Lake Tahoe on the eastern border of California. Near the iconic and beautiful Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake offers visitors numerous opportunities for outdoor exploration in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains. Fallen Leaf Lake sits in the shadow of Mt. Tallac, one of the tallest mountains in the Tahoe basin. In the winter, visitors have numerous opportunities to enjoy some of the West Coast’s finest skiing and snowboarding. This naturally beautiful destination is a must-visit on your Northern California vacation!

Things to do near Fallen Leaf Lake

Bring a trailer—or a tent if you’re looking for a more rustic escape—and spend a night camping at Fallen Leaf Lake campground. From mid-May to October, enjoy the fresh scent of cedar and pine trees. Some sites are even adjacent to wildflowers! Fallen Leaf Lake is a great destination for swimming in the warmer months, and visitors can bring kayaks and canoes to explore the clear water and mountain vistas. The south shore of Lake Tahoe is a very short drive away, providing many opportunities for boating, swimming, and relaxing on the sandy shores. Emerald Bay is offers a stunning viewpoint of Lake Tahoe, and is also the starting point of a short hike to a historical castle called Vikingsholm. In the winter, go skiing at Heavenly for a surreal day on the mountains. There are many challenging slopes at this massive ski resort, but beginners can find easy runs and lessons for all ages. At the base of the ski resort, there are many fun shops and restaurants.

Day Trips from Fallen Leaf Lake

Reno, “the Biggest Little City in the World,” is an hour and a half from Fallen Leaf Lake. There are many casinos here, including family-friendly Circus Circus. In addition to gambling, these casinos also offer restaurants and nightly entertainment. Tahoe City is about an hour away, offering many opportunities for skiing and sledding. In the warmer months, try taking a guided boat tour on a sailboat or a fun dinner cruise! For beautiful views, try the moderately difficult hike to Inspiration Point Vista. Nearby, Olympic Valley pays homage to the Winter Olympics that took place there in 1960. Go skiing at Squaw Valley Ski Area, or relax at the Spa at Squaw Creek.

Accommodation in Fallen Leaf Lake

There are nearly 4,000 vacation rentals near Fallen Leaf Lake. Use Tripping.com to find the perfect property for your mountain vacation. The interactive map feature makes it easy to discover the rental that will best meet your needs. Choose from luxurious lakeside villas on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, cozy cabins in the tiny town of Strawberry, and rustic lodging on the edge of El Dorado National Forest. Some vacation homes, with a many bedrooms, hot tubs, and other luxury amenities, are ideal for bachelor or bachelorette parties. The filter tool will help you find a property that’s tailored to your vacation’s specific needs. Let Tripping take the stress out of planning your Fallen Leaf Lake vacation!

Transportation Around Fallen Leaf Lake

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest major airport for those arriving by plane, only about 60 miles from Fallen Leaf Lake. Car rentals are available at the airport. If you’re driving to Fallen Leaf Lake, take Highway 50, a major east-west airport running through California and Nevada. In the summer months, bike rentals are available to explore the area. Additionally, some of the most beautiful destinations can be reached by hiking.

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Vacation Rentals in Fallen Leaf Lake

Find the best Fallen Leaf Lake vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 2181 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Fallen Leaf Lake range from $39 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 1941 homes in Fallen Leaf Lake offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 335 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 1861 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Fallen Leaf Lake offers 395 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.

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