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.
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