Explore Carnelian Bay


Added by Elena Pearson

A fun bay with large rocks to explore.

Located on the northwest side of Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay is a fun place to spend the afternoon. However, there is no sand at Carnelian Bay as the ground is all large rocks. It's a great place to go swimming or SUPing in the summer, and it has a pier that you can jump off.  It is usually less crowded than main beaches of Lake Tahoe, which is a great plus!

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6 months ago

Beautiful snowy

Came here in January and it was beautiful. The snow makes it look like a postcard.

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