I am happy to report that after 12 months Lake Tahoe has finally reached its natural rim. Now all we need is another 242 billon gallons to reach our maximum capacity..but who knows when that’ll happen. So, with all this water flowing into the lake, you know that means the waterfalls are flowing too. Thank you El Niño!
Fallen Leaf happens to be one of my favorite places to go at this time of year, it is like a different world, so peaceful and calm. The lake is three miles around and a mile wide, and cute summer homes are on most of the lakes edge with private docks. There is also campground, from where the lake is, and only a short walk away which is perfect for families!
The waterfall that flows into the lake is pretty spectacular also, it’s shorter but wide and the water flows all over what I call the Sierra Slate. We sat and listened to the birds chirping and the water flowing for almost an hour. The flow of water is my favorite thing to listen to…it clears my mind.
If you haven’t been to Fallen Leaf Lake before I encourage you to check it out! You can find the entrance off Highway 89, you’ll turn into Fallen Leaf Road. It is a two lane road until the campground, then becomes a one lane road with pullouts for oncoming traffic. Please drive slow and be courteous to other drivers on the road. To drive to the falls you’ll continue pass the general store on the right and you’ll come upon a fire station on your left, go past the fire station onto another one lane road, you’ll go up a half mile or so and hear the falls roaring, parking is difficult as there is no designated spots. Make sure to watch your little ones as there is no gate or fence that keeps you from the falls
The waterfalls around Tahoe will not be full for long, as the snow melts away, so between now and the end of June will be the best times to see them. So get out there and explore!