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Boat-in Kayaking at Lake Tahoe on Emerald Bay
In the still of the night and quiet of the day, just as the sun sets, the sound of motorboats and jet skis die down, all you hear is an autumn leaf softly dancing in the breeze. It can be the ultimate kayaking excursion to paddle your way to the boat-in campsites at Emerald Bay. Boat-in camping at Emerald Bay combines the splendor of smooth, glassy water with magnificent scenery. It is a superb kayaker’s get-a-way, inviting you to enjoy the tranquility of a pristine alpine lake.
Emerald Bay is one of the most picturesque boat-in campgrounds in all of California. The campsites lie nestled among the soaring conifers alongside the shore. The solitary dock jutting out from of the shoreline is the only thing that divulges the campground’s whereabouts.
Lake Tahoe borders overs both California and Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America. Emerald Bay features some of the most scenic shorelines in Lake Tahoe’s entire seventy-two mile perimeter. The bay is surrounded by towering evergreens rimmed by a sandy beach. It is known for its deep blue waters and beautiful rock formations, where you will be sure to discover ample photographic opportunities
Whether you enjoy kayak fishing, SUP paddling or boat-in camping, Emerald Bay is an outstanding destination. The boat-camp is a one-of-a-kind camping experience which allows you to not only take in the lake's beauty, but also to appreciate the seclusion of a wilderness area. You will be treated to panoramic views of majestic mountains and towering forests as you set out to explore all of the hidden treasures this magnificent lake has to offer. The mountainous landscape attracts the adventurous spirit and welcomes you to the unparalleled boat-in camping experience.
One of the most pleasurable ways to experience Emerald Bay is to boat-in camp. The small campground, just a few feet from the water's edge is becoming increasingly popular with kayakers. Not too long ago, campsites were only available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the fast-moving boaters arrived first, as they often did, kayakers were out of luck. Now that they accept reservations, paddlers can make their way there, knowing ahead of time that they will have a campsite reserved to pitch their tent.