The United States have their fair share of deep lakes both natural and man-made. Using a cut-off of 300 feet (91.5 meters) there are at least 75 lakes and reservoirs that meet or exceed that depth. Three of the US lakes are among the top 25 deepest in the world. There is quite a variety […]
Lake Tahoe Topo Map in Placer County CA
Lake Tahoe Information
Coordinates: 39.0959954°N, -120.0334329°W
Approx. Elevation: 6,227 feet (1,898 meters)
USGS Map Area: Meeks Bay
Feature Type: Lake
|Feature||USGS Topo Map|
|Marlette Reservoir||Marlette Lake|
|Dollar Reservoir||Kings Beach|
|Marlette Lake||Marlette Lake|
|Round Hill Effluent Reservoir||South Lake Tahoe|
|Stony Ridge Lake||Rockbound Valley|
|Hobart Creek Reservoir||Carson City|
|Mill Creek Reservoir Number Two||Marlette Lake|
Lake Tahoe is the deepest lake in both California and Nevada since it straddles the border of these two states. Tahoe is a natural lake that was formed by glaciers during the ice ages. With a surface elevation of 6229 feet and a location in the Sierra Nevada Range, Tahoe is considered an alpine lake and is the largest one in the states.
At 1645 feet deep (501 meters) Tahoe is the second deepest lake in America after Crater Lake and it’s the 16th deepest in the world (and 5th deepest by average depth).
Lake Tahoe does have a dam to control the outflow into the Truckee River, but it only raises the lake level by 10 feet or so. Its purpose is to control water flow during the annual dry season.
Lake Tahoe is listed in the Lakes Category for Placer County in the state of California. Lake Tahoe is displayed on the "Meeks Bay" USGS topo map quad. Anyone who is interested in visiting Lake Tahoe can print the free topographic map and other maps using the link above. The location, topography, and nearby roads & trails around Lake Tahoe (Lake) can be seen in the map layers above. The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of Lake Tahoe are 39.0959954 (North), -120.0334329 (West) and the approximate elevation is 6,227 feet (1,898 meters) above sea level. If you have visited Lake Tahoe before, please share your experience with a comment below.