The West Shore of Lake Tahoe is the area of Lake Tahoe between Tahoe City and Emerald Bay. The string of smaller Tahoe communities and state parks along Highway 89 is collectively known as the Lake Tahoe West Shore. It’s the Black Forest of Lake Tahoe, with a history just as compelling that boasts a mossy, deep-woods aesthetic, not to mention Sugar Pine Point State Park, one of the most seductive at the Lake. Spend a day or two on the West Shore and you’ll understand immediately why it’s called the "Magical West Shore".
The West Shore:
This side of the lake attracted the Washoe Indians, Lake Tahoe’s earliest residents reportedly 9,000 years ago. Several years later, gold rush miners came to relax. In fact, Chambers Landing, est. 1875, is the region’s oldest bar and is still bustling today. Along the Lake Tahoe West Shore, you’ll also find the Homewood Mountain Resort’s renovation. Plans include a quaint pedestrian village, mid-mountain lodge, gondola and underground parking by 2024.