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Parks & nature in Placer County

State / Provincial Park
“Emerald Bay State Park on the southwest area of Lake Tahoe is home to park is home to Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion that is one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere. The views from any part of the Bay are fantastic. The park contains the only island in Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island where a small teahouse was built by the owner of the Vikingsholm Castle. The park is accessible by State Route 89 near the southwest shore of the lake. Emerald Bay is one of Lake Tahoe's most photographed and popular locations. In 1969, Emerald Bay was recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the federal Department of the Interior. In 1994, California State Parks included the surrounding water of the bay as a part of the park, making Emerald Bay one of the first underwater parks of its type in the state, protecting the various wrecks and other items on the bay's bottom. There are several camping areas in Emerald Bay including Eagle Point Campground, Bayview Campground and the boat-in campground on the West side of the bay. Parking around the bay is small and will cost you about $8 for the day. You can also access the popular Desolation Wilderness hiking and camping area from the Eagle Falls parking area.”
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Ski Area
“Summer or Winter, the gondola ride to High Camp is well-worth your time. The resaturant on top is usually open for lunch, and early dinner on summer weekends. Hot-tup and pool. 360 degree views of Tahoe Basin.”
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State / Provincial Park
“Take a step back in time and visit the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley! ”
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“Skiing in the winter, mountain biking in the summer, hiking, cross country skiing, shopping and restaurants await. ”
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“If you love California history this is a great place to visit. Just a few minutes away.”
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Ski Area
“This is the local ski resort in our neck of the words. About a 15 minute drive back up Eco summit and you are there. Great local ski resort for the money. A number of Olympic athletes have started at Sierra-at-Tahoe!”
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Ski Area
“This resort is just a lodge, lifts, and a mountain, but the entire mountain open for riding. Find that fresh powder stash days after the last storm at this resort. ”
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“The Yuba River is a renowned attraction, especially in the summer months. Full of great swimming holes, little beaches, beautiful boulders, and rapids, there is truly something magical about the Yuba. My favorite spot is Hoyt's Crossing. To get there park at the highway 49 crossing and walk upriver on the north side for a little more than a mile. For those not wanting the hike in, Purdon's crossing is also fantastic (and only 5-10 minutes away from Eudaimonia). Edward's Crossing is also lovely, with a greener and thickly wooded atmosphere, but it is a longer drive. Bridgeport and the 49 crossing are also nice with super-easy access, but more crowded and touristy. ”
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Harbour / Marina
“Great place to set up towels on the beach and relax. Beacon Bar and Grill right on the beach with you for world famous Rum Runners! Rent bikes, go for a walk, great ice cream parlor all in the Camp Richardson area. Great place for kids!”
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“A great public beach with a pier, swimming, picnic tables, a playground, and paddle and kayak rentals close by.”
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“Closest hikes to the Farmhouse, wonderful hike and very popular for horses. Online parking reservation required on the weekends. ”
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“Ride your bike along the path to discover beaches, Camp Richardson's restaurant, ice cream shop and hiking trails.”
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“An easy 30 minute hike for the family to get an incredible view of Lake Tahoe.”
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“Awesome views of Tahoe, and excellent terrain! Also one of the least expensive ski resorts in the area. ”
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“This is a great next stop after the El Dorado Museum, and ONLY 8 minutes away from Cebu Lane! Get in touch with the gold rush that made California famous, and see a real historic Gold Mine!”
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Tourist Information Center
“Most beautiful hike in Tahoe! It will take a drive to get there, but this hike will not disappoint! Spectacular views! Go early to get a parking spot at Lester Beach!”
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