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Inspiration Point Vista

Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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The Inspiration Point Vista is worth stopping at as you drive by. We had driven by the day before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Renton, Washington

We drove around the lake and stopped at this spot and so thankful we did. It is a very quiet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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Look out over Emerald Bay.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (14 reviews)
Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inspiration Point Vista is worth stopping at as you drive by. We had driven by the day before, and it was so crowded, you couldn't find a place to park. We decided to get an early start the next day, and finding a spot...More

Thank JoleneMH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around the lake and stopped at this spot and so thankful we did. It is a very quiet peaceful place, don't miss it

Thank Glendajb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the beautiful views again of Lake Tahoe from this viewpoint. We were there on Labor Day so it was busy. The day was a bit drizzly and rainy though.

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This view was so good we stopped there twice during our stay. We spent as much time the second time as we did the first. The pine smell is amazing to those of us who don't live out west. Yes, the parking is a problem....More

Thank WeLuvCali
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The prettiest spot on the Lake, but beware it's very popular and parking is almost impossible on a good day.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Stunning view of Lake Tahoe. The ride has a couple of spots that will make folks with a fear of heights nervous, but it's worth the drive.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Unparalleled views!! It would be even more beautiful in the early morning or early evening I'm sure.

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The drive up here is very much worth the views. You can oversea the entire Lake Tahoe and will also get a good look of the Emerald Bay which is part of Lake Tahoe. It's like a basis connected to Lake Tahoe. Be aware, parking...More

2  Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Once more the issue here is parking as the spots available are very limited. The plus point regarding parking is there is a high turnover so ultimately you manage to park. Also a big negative was the filthy state of the public toilets. Moving away...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Easy access is the key for this overlook of Emerald Bay, but this is not the best view you can have.

Thank Arnaud L
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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
Response from Allfunallthetime | Reviewed this property |
yes. dogs on leash are ok.
19 June 2016|
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Response from gra1Sydney | Reviewed this property |
speed is not the issue- there is so much along the way, you should just enjoy the journey!