Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, CA





Fontanillis Lake & Dicks Lake Trailhead

Desolation Wilderness

Fontanillis Lake


Fontanillis Lake and Dicks Lake Trailhead at Eagle Falls

Eagle Falls trailhead, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, CA

Eagle Falls Picnic Area at Emerald Bay requires a $5 parking fee. In the summer and on weekends in spring and fall the area can be very congested. Public transportation is available from South Lake Tahoe and other places around the lake on Tahoe Transportation District buses.

At the Eagle Falls trailhead you will find a picnic area, restrooms, information kiosks, and self-service day-hiking permits. Overnight wilderness permits must be picked up at nearby ranger stations. Nearby Bayview Campground also serves as a trailhead for the area. Facilities for equestrians are available there.

Eagle Falls information kiosk, Emerald Bay, CA


Nearby Camping and Lodging

Camping is available at two state parks near Emerald Bay - Sugar Pine Point State Park and D. L. Bliss State Park. At nearby Fallen Leaf Lake there is a large National Forest campground. (Recreation.gov - Fallen Leaf Campground ) Reservations are strongly recommended for campsites in the Tahoe area.

Numerous accommodations are available around Lake Tahoe's south shore. Close to Emerald Bay is the popular Camp Richardson Resort with cabins for rent.