Lake Tahoe Sights

Cave Rock

  • Geological Site

Published 07/20/2015

Fodor's Review

Near Zephyr Cove, this 75 feet of solid stone at the southern end of Lake Tahoe–Nevada State Park is the throat of an extinct volcano. Tahoe Tessie, the lake's version of the Loch Ness monster, is reputed to live in a cavern below the impressive outcropping. Cave Rock towers over a parking lot, a lakefront picnic ground, and a boat launch. The views are some of the best on the lake; this is a good spot to stop and take a picture. However, this area is a sacred burial site for the Washoe Indians, and climbing up to the cave, or through it, is prohibited.

  • Cave Rock, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Sight Information


U.S. 50, 4 miles north of Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Cove, Nevada, 89449, USA

Sight Details:

  • $10 day use fee

Published 07/20/2015


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