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Inspiration Point Vista
Inspiration Point Vista

Inspiration Point Vista

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Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
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Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-2600
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5112247
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Inspiration Point Vista is a popular lookout point offering views of the oft-photographed Emerald Bay.

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San Rafael

Breathtaking view above Emerald Bay if you're driving on Hwy #89.
Be sure to stop at Vista Point pull-off and enjoy

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Las Vegas

Outstanding view! The blues and greens of the natural environment is outstanding!

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Austin

This is a great place to just pull over and get some amazing photos of Emerald Bay (which has, arguably, the prettiest water in all of Lake Tahoe). The views are amazing, and the parking lot makes it to where you just have to get out of your car - no hiking or anything. Easy.

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The Chicagoland Area

Beautiful view of the bay that expands to the lake and the mountains on the horizon. The higher you go the better the view.

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Los Altos

Beautiful vista! Nice view of Tahoe's only island. Right off the road so you won't need to walk far. Bring your camera

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Austin

Go here to get the best Lake Tahoe photograph. The view is amazing, and it is a fun hike around up here.

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See Emerald Bay on one side and Cascade Lake on the other. What a beautiful site to see!

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South San Francisco

If you have never been to South Lake Tahoe, this would be a great place to visit as an intro to South Lake Tahoe. The vista has some nice views of Emerald Bay and great place to take pictures. Also, the vista point area looks like it is maintained and has a couple of signs that inform you of Emerald Bay and some factual and historic points about the area.

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Sacramento

On the way to Emerald Bay! Great place to park, take a walk and snap some photos!

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One of the best views in the World a must see. My wife and I were married on the small island that has a tea house in the middle of the bay!! Enjoy the view our house is just a short drive to this amazing view. By boat or car!!!

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Burns

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS....if you can't hike down to Emerald Bay than this is the BEST view of the area. A MUST see! Be prepared to have your breath taken away!

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Birmingham

Whether you take a paddle wheeler boat, drive, or bike here, you won't be disappointed. Don't forget to walk down to the Castle.

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Darien

It's an impeccable view and one can certainly see why this is considered one of the earth's most photographed locales! I must have taken some 50 pictures here in only half an hour time. And you don't even have to hike to obtain the mesmerizing view; you can see it practically right off the highway.

During the summer when we visited it was nice that there was a "stand" at the lookout point where snacks / refreshments could be purchased.

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United States

View from Emerald Bay looking out to the horizon of beautiful Lake Tahoe. RG 7/2012

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Santa Rosa
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Inspiration Point offer spectacular views of Emerald Bay. Considered one of the most photographed spots in the world!

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Seattle
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Gorgeous views and very peaceful. Can get crowded in the summers though.

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quite a beautiful view of emerald bay, definitely a great photograph spot

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A fabulous place to visit all year long. The views are spectacular.

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Placerville

Breathtaking in the morning.

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