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The "Jewel of the Sierras", that epitomizes Lake Tahoe. Situated on the California Nevada border in the alpine setting of the high Sierras, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destinations. Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy its beauty, recreation, and entertainment.

How does the size of Lake Tahoe compare with the Sea of Galilee? Lake Tahoe, at 22 by 12 miles wide, is 9 miles longer and 4 miles wider than the Sea of Galilee, which measures about 13 by 8 miles.

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History tells that Washo Indian tribes once inhabited the shoreline, fishing the lake's deep blue water and trading their catch for the seeds and acorns harvested by the Maidu and Miwok tribes in western El Dorado County.

For a time, the lake was called Bigler Lake after California's third governor. It officially became Lake Tahoe in 1945.

There is much to learn about this beautiful place. For more information, click here.

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lodging, restaurants, attractions, events, and lots of other information about South Lake Tahoe on the pages of this website, including our Business Directory. Just search for South Lake Tahoe or SLT in the listings.

Also see Emerald Bay and

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