Click through our gallery of iconic Tahoe landmarks
The Shanghai, lifted from the lake in 2000, resides at Tahoe Maritime Museum.
The Cottage Inn is a cozy, knotty-pine throwback on Lake Tahoe’s west side.
Goldcrest Motel (now part of Ferrari's Crown Resort) is one of several classics lining the lake.
Firelite Lodge was built to house athletes competing in the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Brunch lines are long, but a sunny patio table at Firesign Café is worth the wait.
6,229 feet: Elevation (highest of lakes its size in the United States)
22 x 12 miles: Length x width
1,645 feet: Depth, near Crystal Bay (2nd deepest in the United States, after Oregon’s Crater Lake; 16th deepest lake in the world)
72 miles: Length of shoreline
39 trillion: Gallons of water
65°: Average temperature of water surface in August