Carnelian Bay, California 96140
In 1860, Carnelian Bay in North Lake Tahoe, was named for the semi-precious red and yellow stones peppering the shoreline. Carnelian Bay was a popular spot for boat racing and recreational boating in the 1930s and 1940s. Today, Carnelian Bay is an annual destination for wooden boat enthusiasts coming from around the country for a weekend of cruising with the Concours d’Elegance wooden boat show.
Year-round, Carnelian Bay in North Lake Tahoe is the spot for big Mackinaw trout. The beaches are favorites with dogs, kayakers, SUPers and sunset seekers. Prized vacation rentals line the beach, for easy access to the North Shore’s 12 Lake Tahoe ski resorts.
A Fun Fact about Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe
Did you know? Carnelian is one of the many stones that has been used throughout history, even in ancient Egypt.