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Small lake west of Tahoe between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lake tahoe” (32 reviews)
“lane road” (10 reviews)
“clear water” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day in this area. If you enjoy nature, the flowing river, small water falls and lovely woods make it a must place to visit. Lovely blue sky adds to the beauty.

Thank Sharatchandrahc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 30 minutes from the Stateline casinos, after winding through a neighborhood, and then traveling the last few miles along the east shore on a one-lane road, you will arrive at the Fallen Leaf Lake marina. We went last year, rented a boat, and took...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

there are several hiking trails around the lake. it wasn't crowded on thursday afternoon when we drove in following the fallen leaf lake campground sign. we parked at a day use lot and took a short hike to the lake. we spent the afternoon walking...More

Thank kelly k
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Be prepared for a rough, twisty & rocky drive in, a one lane road for nearly 4 miles to the lake in which cars must move over for oncoming traffic and larger vehicles. The lake itself is scenic with camps and mountains. Keep driving past...More

1  Thank Allypepper56
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The road up to the lake is absolutely horrible! Mostly one lane with 2 way traffic. It's paved but is patched with patches on top of patches. I skipped the lake itself and drove up to the waterfall above the lake. With all the runoff...More

Thank slickLosAngeles
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hidden place, single lane and very narrow road may not be liked by all. But, very isolated and beautiful place. There are many springs, waterfalls worth visit. If you can try to take walk from main road or nearest parking available.

1  Thank Narasimha B
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Seriously? I do not know how anyone can complain about this lake. Clear water, beautiful views. We chose to visit the waterfall which requires zero hiking. If you have a problem with the one lane roads then stay home, you are a zero adventure person....More

2  Thank M K
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We traveled the Oregon and California coasts, Yosemite and last stop on our trip was South Lake Tahoe. Saw MANY lakes on our trip, but this was our favorite. Rented bikes from Anderson Bike Rental and rode to the lake, but there are also campsites....More

3  Thank sbgibbs1
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We love Fallen Leaf Lake and hike and camp there on a regular basis. There are a number of reviews that talk about the narrow road along the lake and find it to be a difficult drive. While the store/cafe at the far end of...More

4  Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We enjoyed a peaceful day at Fallen Leaf Lake, we packed a picnic and enjoyed it lakeside. Rented a kayak for a fabulous paddle next to tall mountains. There is a wonderful country store there near the public beach area. The staff was so helpful...More

Thank JMR815
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Buddy_travels_SF
22 July 2015|
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Response from supahu |
Only a short distance to the campground and to that point, it's really not bad. If your going to continue on the road, say to the other end of the lake, it's pretty narrow. Fine with a car or regular truck. Just be patient... More
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clicknathan
10 June 2015|
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Response from David C |
There is not great cell service at this camp ground. We had Verizon on our visit and had very little connection, intermittently, to check email. Not enough solid, consistent connection to check the internet or social media.
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Erin W
19 May 2015|
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Response from David C |
It will be warm, hot on the lake. But weather changes quickly up there and there is a chance of summer storms. The campground at Fallen Leaf Lake is pretty tree covered so there is plenty of shade. Nights will be chilly but... More
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