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Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay

A vividly colored oval embayment of Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay was formed by moraines as parallel glaciers receded. The site is an outstanding example of glacial geology.

Location: El Dorado County, CA

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 1,457

Ownership: Federal, State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012