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Lake Tahoe Information & Fun Facts

There’s no end to the interesting Lake Tahoe information out there! Here’s a handful of fun facts about North America’s largest mountain lake to get you started and “peak” your curiosity.

Subject Fact
Lake Tahoe’s Age Two million years (give or take a few thousand), among the world’s 20 oldest lakes.
Water in an Inch of Lake Tahoe One inch of Lake Tahoe equals about 3.33 billion gallons of water.
Deepest Point in Lake Tahoe 1,645 ft. in Crystal Bay, NV. The Empire State Building wouldn’t break the surface.
Lake Tahoe Tap Water Named the best-tasting drinking water in the U.S.
Visitors to Lake Tahoe About 2.7 million people per year come to Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe Monster Some say a prehistoric creature like Scotland’s Nessie lives in the lake. Most recent sighting: 1972.

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