Vikingsholm Beach (Emerald Bay)

Set on the shores of an almost closed-in Lake Tahoe bay, Vikingsholm Beach is located within Emerald Bay State Park on the southwest of the lake. Overlooked by a 1920s mansion now open to the public between May and September each year, the beach is reached via a steep trail not recommended for those with limited mobility.

Those who do make it to Vikingsholm Beach will discover a small oasis complete with soft white sand and crystal-clear shallows. Almost fjord-like in appearance, the bay is enclosed by tall pines. 

Snow and ice are common during the winter months, when the waters of the lake are too cold for swimming but provide perfect conditions for scuba divers looking to explore the underwater sections of the state park. 

Vehicle parking is located at Eagle Point campground to the south.

Nearest town/city

Lake Tahoe

Also known as:

Emerald Bay


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