Fallen Leaf Lake is located one mile south of Lake Tahoe and is 2.9 miles long, 0.9 miles wide and 415 feet deep. It was created by 2 huge glaciers that stopped as they were traveling northward toward the Glen Alpine Valley. Had they kept going, Fallen Leaf Lake would have been another bay of Lake Tahoe just like Emerald Bay is now, instead of being it's own individual entity.
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There are amazing waterfalls just past the marina that lead to great hiking trails. Due to the lack of commercial development, this unique alpine lake has about 40-50 feet of clarity. Which also makes it a popular fishing area during those Summer months.
Why Buy a Home Here?
Homes that come up for sale in the historic neighborhood of Fallen Leaf Lake are usually lakefront or hidden among the trees with lake views. You can find newly constructed homes with boat docks and wrap around decks as well as historic wooden cabins that sit on acres of land. Most lakefront homes here have a boathouse or dock and if there's not, the marina at the west end of the lake can house up to 60 boats. Fallen Leaf Lake is also home to the lakefront masterpiece that starred in the popular movie The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. If you're looking for a secluded mountain getaway with your very own alpine lake....Fallen Leaf is your dream come true.