Fallen Leaf Lake
Fallen Leaf Lake is one of the beautiful alpine lakes near Lake Tahoe. It offers spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains that often reflect off the surface of the water creating a breathtaking back drop. The homes surrounding the lake range from small cozy cabins to large intricate estates—all of which have been designed in a custom fashion with a high degree of creative craftsmanship.
This area lies directly beneath Mt. Tallac—one of the Lake Tahoe Basins highest peaks, which results in fantastic mountainous views from anywhere in the neighborhood. One can hike to the summit of Mt. Tallac, which is a difficult out and back with significant elevation changes peaking at 9738 feet. The lake is boater friendly—making for a great way to enjoy a pull on a wakeboard or waterski, a morning out fishing, or just a gorgeous and serene boat ride. There is a marina and general store at the back of the lake. Also at the back is Stanford Sierra Camp, which a camp for Stanford alumni and their families. The area is far enough away from South Lake Tahoe to offer an extended version of peaceful serenity; however, it is still close enough to enjoy the many activities that make Lake Tahoe so notorious worldwide. Several movies have been filmed at Fallen Leaf Lake including The Bodyguard, City of Angels, and The Cooler.