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Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive National Scenic Byway

16.8 miles: 0 hours, 29 minutes

The Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive (SR 28) dazzles the sightseer. The lake, sparkling like a sapphire, is 191 square miles, boasts 72 miles of shoreline and is considered the second deepest in the United States. No matter the season, you’ll be treated to exquisite panoramas of pristine water and unspoiled forests framed by majestic peaks.


A few miles along SR 28, east of the aptly-named Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe State Park’s Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area offers sandy beaches nestled below a breathtaking panorama of snowcapped peaks. Farther south just off the byway, visit Thunderbird Lake Tahoe Historic Site to see a magnificent stone lodge constructed in the “old Tahoe” style.


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