D.L. Bliss State Park

D.L. Bliss State Park Boasts Beaches and Endless Recreation

This breathtakingly beautiful park is on the western shore of Lake Tahoe in California's Sierra Nevada, just 17 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, and a few miles north of Emerald Bay. The park has a wonderful interpretive visitor center with wildlife displays (including “touch me” displays for young folks), campground, beaches and hiking trails.

D.L. Bliss in Emerald Bay includes more than six miles along magnificent Lake Tahoe’s west shore, covering 1,830 acres in California’s Sierra Nevada. From the scenic overlook on Highway 89, you can see a brilliant panorama of Emerald Bay, Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe and the distant Nevada shore. Nearby Eagle Creek cascades over three falls and disappears into the lake.

D.L. Bliss State Park's dramatic beauty is a result of the successive upheavals of the mountain-building processes that raised the Sierra Nevada centuries ago. At the north end of Bliss is Rubicon Point, where, overlooking one of the lake's deepest spots, you can see over one hundred feet into the depths of Lake Tahoe.