Angora Lakes Resort
The Vitals-elevation 7450' Swimming,
Sailing, Canoes, Cabins, Cliffs, Fishing.
Click here for topo map.
Tucked neatly into a glacially carved bowl high above Lake Tahoe you'll
find the resort at upper Angora Lake. There is a short (approx. 1 mile)
uphill hike to reach this gem, but it is well worth it. There is a
large sandy beach with plenty of shallow water for the kids. The older
kids can find rocks to jump off and even cliffs for those that are
able. You will also find the quickest trail to Echo
Peak here. The resort is privately operated on forest service
property. During the summer months they have cabins (extremely limited
availability), as well as rental boats, sailboats, ice cream, and
delicious fresh squeezed lemonade. This is a great place to take the
family for a day at the beach. It can be crowded and is not a great
place to get away from people. Because of the alpine nature of this
lake, it can be much windier and cooler than at South Lake Tahoe.
click here for the old school Angora
Lakes Photo Gallery.
Directions- Take Lake Tahoe
Blvd. through the 'Y' (do not follow hwy 50 or Hwy 89) and follow to
Tahoe Mountain Road (about two miles). Turn right and follow the road
until you must turn. From here, the signs pointing you are plentiful
until you get to the last left turn. While the road is called Angora
Ridge Road, here the sign just says 1214.
Starting in 2005, there will be a $5 parking fee.
Jumping into Alpine Lakes has inherent dangers regardless of water
depth. People break bones every year jumping into Angora Lakes without
ever hitting anything but water. Additionally, water depths flucuate
greatly during periods of limited precipitation.