Places in Lake Tahoe
Truckee & Donner Lake
Cradled by mountains and the Tahoe National Forest, Truckee is a thriving town steeped in Old West history. It was put on the map by the railroad, grew rich on logging and ice harvesting, and even had its brush with Hollywood during the 1924 filming of Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush.
The north shore’s commercial hub, Tahoe City straddles the junction of Hwys 89 and 28, making it almost inevitable that you’ll find yourself breezing through here at least once during your round-the-lake sojourn. The town is handy for grabbing food and supplies and renting sports gear. It’s also the closest lake town to Squaw Valley.
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Tips and articles
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