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You can’t talk about California bodies of water without mentioning Lake Tahoe. As the largest alpine lake in North America, this aquatic adventureland is teeming with fun. During late spring to early fall, enjoy a wealth of water activities like parasailing, waterskiing, kayaking, jet skiing, boating, and more. Try Shasta Lake, Big Bear Lake, and Mammoth Lakes for even more water-fueled fun. Fish for bass, salmon, trout, and more on these beautiful bodies of water. Properties like The Ridge Tahoe, Trinity Lake, and Reverse Creek Lodge put you right on the lakeshore.
Featured Lake Resorts and Lodges in California
A favorite recreational site at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is the onsite, private 100-acre, spring-fed Alisal Lake. Offering stunning views of the surrounding foothills, it is the perfect spot for fishing, boating, and bird watching! Guided fishing trips are also available.
Experience a California lake vacation unlike any other! A stay at Reverse Creek Lodge provides you with access to four alpine lakes: June, Gull, Silver, and Grant Lakes. Spend your vacation exploring these beautiful waters in a variety of ways. World-class trout fishing is a popular pastime, or you can just lounge on the shores and soak up the sun!...
Summer brings amazing biking and kayaking to this area, and Historic Camp Richardson is located right on the shores of South Lake Tahoe to help you enjoy both. There's a water ski school onsite if you'd like a few pointers, as well as charter fishing trips and watercraft for rent.
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and Aston Lakeland Village is a premiere resort that puts you right on its shoreline. Enjoy a mile of private sandy beach with a pier and boat moorings. Summertime means fun with kayak and paddleboat rentals, plus a kid's camp with beach activities!
Extending 230 feet into the lake like a symbol of on-the-water fun, Tsasdi's dock features boat slips for every cabin and sun shades to keep you cool. From here, you can explore the lake's 365 miles of shoreline fishing, wakeboarding or water skiing. It's the ideal getaway for families, couples, and friends!
Mammoth Lakes is located just minutes from Twin Lakes, Lake Mary and Lake George. The close proximity makes it ideal for trout fishing trips, or simply days of relaxing on the beaches. No matter what you choose to do, you are never far from fun on the lake when you plan your getaway with Seasons 4 Condominium Rentals.
Lake Tahoe presents the splendor of the nation's second-deepest lake at 1,645 feet and ranks among the world's largest lake. Cast your line, and try to catch a lake trout, bluegill or largemouth bass. Swimming and boating are also great outdoor options during the warm summer months. The lake has the unique feature of sitting 6,225 feet above sea...
Lake Julia is just a short walk away and is teeming with aquatic adventures! Toss in a fishing line and reel in a bounty of rainbow trout, dive in for a swim, or explore the scenic shores on a boat ride. There's no end to the water-fueled fun at Rankin Ranch!
Lake Berryessa features 165 miles of shoreline and endless activities to enjoy on your California lake vacation. With the beautiful Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs as your surroundings and the Lake Berryessa Recreational Area all around, this is a truly inspiring nature setting. At Pleasure Cove Marina you're right in the middle of all of it! Unwind in...
Trinity Lake Resorts & Marinas is fully set up to make the lake your playground. The marinas are stocked with fishing boat, powerboat, and personal watercraft rentals. Go fishing, rip the surface of the water on a wake board or set of waterskis, or paddle around at your leisure; how you enjoy the lake is completely up to you!
Undoubtedly, the world-famous Lake Tahoe will be a focal point for anyone visiting this region where California meets Nevada. Whether you're into canoeing, fishing, beach combing, or simply marveling at the sparkling blue waters of the lake, it's easy to see why Lake Tahoe is a major draw! Come experience the largest alpine lake the United States...
Experience a truly unforgettable lakefront vacation at the Meeks Bay Resort & Marina. Located right on the shores of Lake Tahoe, this California destination is everything you need in a relaxing lakeside retreat, plus so much more. A full-service marina provides you with boats, canoes, paddle-boats and kayaks that make it easy to get out onto...
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