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Lake Tahoe Facts

  • Lake Name: Lake Tahoe
  • Location: Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA
  • Type of Lake: Freshwater Lake
  • Lake Size: 36 cubic miles
  • Average Depth: 1,000 feet
  • Maximum Depth: 1,645 feet

22 Lake Tahoe Facts for Kids

  1. Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in North America.
  2. Lake Tahoe is an ancient lake and formed around 2 million years ago.
  3. Lake Tahoe is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling two U.S. states, California and Nevada.
  4. Lake Tahoe is most well-known for being a very popular tourist attraction.
  5. The maximum length of Lake Tahoe is 22 miles.
  6. The maximum width of Lake Tahoe is 12 miles.
  7. The surface of Lake Tahoe is 6,225 feet above sea level.
  8. The surface area of Lake Tahoe covers 191 square miles.
  9. The length of the shoreline of Lake Tahoe is 73 miles.
  10. Lake Tahoe contains 36 cubic miles of water.
  11. Lake Tahoe has an average depth of 1,000 feet.
  12. The deepest point in Lake Tahoe is 1,645 feet.
  13. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States.
  14. Lake Tahoe is the fourth deepest lake in North America.
  15. Lake Tahoe is the sixteenth deepest lake in the world.
  16. There is only one island in Lake Tahoe, and it is called Fannette Island.
  17. The first humans to settle around Lake Tahoe were the Washoe Native Americans.
  18. The first European-American to discover Lake Tahoe was American explorer John C. Frémont in 1884.
  19. There are four notable cities near or along Lake Tahoe, two are in Nevada and two are in California.
  20. The two notable cities in California are Tahoe City, CA and South Lake Tahoe, CA.
  21. The two notable cities in Nevada are Incline Village, NV and Stateline, NV.
  22. The two notable cities in Nevada are Incline Village, NV and Stateline, NV.

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