The most awesome scenery here is to the south toward Emerald Bay. The
shore along this section drops steeply into the water and the deep blue
color of the clear Tahoe water tells you the shore continues to drop
off into Tahoe's depths. The color of the water here is truly impossible
to describe and must be seen to be appreciated. The forest that you
paddle by is all part of the Bliss State Park that continues around
Emerald Point and into Emerald Bay. Be carefull entering the bay if
lots of power boats are present (as they likely will be during the summer).
Ofter, kayaks can stay completely out of the boating lanes marked by
the red and green bouys by hugging the shoreline. Once in Emerald Bay,
there are several points of interest. Fannett Island (Tahoe's only island)
is a fun stop and includes the remnants of an old tea house built by
the owner of the second interesting stop, Vickingsholm. During the summer,
you can go on a tour of the mansion that is quite interesting. Finally,
if your arms need a rest and your legs need some exercise, stop at the
Boat Camp (look for the white bouys) and take the Rubicon Trail back
towards Emerald Point and beyond.
the north of the put-in, lies Rubicon Bay. The houses along here are
impressive as is the backdrop of forest and mountain.
Concerns: Paddle it in, paddle it out.
Truly, you must exercise caution when in this area. The people driving
the power boats may very well never have set foot in a boat before, let
along been behind the wheel. Combine this with some alcohol, and...you
get the picture. As a non-power craft, you have the right of way according
to the "Rules of the Road", but a lot of good that does you
when you get hit!