Emerald Bay Beach and Underwater Park
- 22 miles south of Tahoe City, CA 96151
Emerald Bay's spectacular beaches are accessed via the Rubicon Hiking Trail or by boat. Parking for the trail is located at Eagle Point Campground to the south, DL Bliss State Park to the north, and the Vikingsholm Parking Lot on the west end of Emerald Bay. The trail down to the beach is steep and not recommended for visitors with health or mobility issues. Two beaches are located down on the waters edge. One is directly in front of the historic Vikingsholm castle, and the other is 1 mile north at the boat-in only campground.