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North Lake Tahoe, 96140

Just another name for the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Basically North Lake Tahoe is know for being located in California, has access to over 5 ski areas and has 4 boat launches. There is beach access and plenty of hiking biking and exploring. The subdivisions located all along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, which is Highway 28,  only go back from the road an average of 1 mile, which then becomes either State of California, Forest Service, Tahoe Forest or Tahoe Conservancy land. This equates to open forest full of wonderful wildlife and trails galore!
Some of the area names that make of the North Lake Tahoe area are Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Agate Bay, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach and Brockway.
Fishing and boating are big attractions here in North Lake Tahoe. There are a number of fishing guides and charter companies that can be found.
All around the North Lake Tahoe are views of ancient volcanoes, which helped dam the lake to create it.  Hiking and biking around North Lake Tahoe is incredible. The more height you gain the better the views. And breathtaking they are. The summer weather for any activity is practically perfect.
One of the great places to get started on your hike or bike ride is the Tahoe Cross Country Ski center in the winter, (located in the Highlands Subdivision) but in the summer is just an array of trails from steep to flat. Summer or winter, North Lake Tahoe is a great place to explore. Though we may get warm in the summer, it is always cool in the evenings or early mornings.
North Lake Tahoe also boast the Kings Beach State Recreation area. There is a playground, picnic table, barbecues, restrooms and lots of beach to spread out on. There is an entrance fee if you drive in. If picnicking is not your thing that day, there are plenty of places to grab good food, from fast to authentic Mexican.For those who are curious about all those trees growing here at  North Lake Tahoe, you will find Jeffrey Pines, Ponderosa Pines, Yellow Pine and in my opinion the most beautiful, the Sugar Pine.  Every two years these majestic beauties produce the sweet smelling Sugar Pine cone. They hang on the end of the branches and when the sun hits them just right the sap glistens in the sunlight. They are sweet to smell and I have seen them grow in excess of 14 inches long.

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