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Lake Tahoe is a beautiful Alpine Lake that sits at just over 6,000 foot altitude in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and Nevada. The lake is a year round recreational destination with skiing in Winter and water sports, hiking and camping in Summer. The lake stradles the California and Nevada border, and in Stateline Nevada there are casino hotels. The road that circles Lake Tahoe is the main street here, it is Highway 50 on the South and East and Highway 89 on the West side of the Lake. It is about 70 miles on the road to circle the lake. Lake Tahoe is a truly dog-friendly destination year round. Dogs like the colder Winter temperatures perhaps more than their people do. The higher altitude keeps the temperatures from rising too high in the summer. Many businesses in the Tahoe area are very pet-friendly.

Lodging in the Tahoe area is very pet-friendly with the best lodging smaller B&Bs and Vacation Rentals. For pet-friendly rentals in South Tahoe you can try Tahoe Keys Resorts and Holly's Place. In the Northern and western parts of the lake you can look up Tahoe Moon Properties, Tahoma Meadows, Waters of Tahoe and Tahoe Time Vacation Rentals. There are also many other vacation rental companies in the Tahoe Basin. For Dog-friendly hotels in South Tahoe there are the 3 Peaks Resort, the Super 8 and Inn at Heavenly. If you desire a pet-friendly hotel casino room in Stateline Nevada then Harvey's Lake Tahoe has a number of dog-friendly rooms.

Camping during the Summer is a pasttime at Tahoe. If you are traveling here with an RV then there is the Zephyr Cover RV Park and Campground. From this campground you can walk to the dog-friendly North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort. Other campgrounds are the KOA at the west entrance to the Tahoe Basin on Highway 50 and the Encore Tahoe RV Resort. There are a number of dry campgrounds for tent camping and small RV camping at the many State Parks in the area. Emerald Bay State Park and D. L. Bliss State Park are two of these. Since Winter weather is rather harsh at this altitude in the Sierras camping is pretty much a Summer only adventure for most.

Summer attractions for people with pets at Tahoe include boat rentals, sport fishing and hiking. Tahoe Keys Boat Rentals will rent you a pontoon or motor boat. You can go fishing with some of the South Tahoe charter fishing outfits. Even your dog can go. There are raft rentals on the Truckee River in Tahoe City. There are a lot of seasonal patio dining restaurants that are available to you and your pup.

Winter attractions are predominently cross country skiing and skijoring with your dog. You can cross country ski with your dog at Hope Valley, Blackwood Canyon, Fallen Leaf, Page Meadown and at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area in Tahoe City.

Year round attractions in the Tahoe Basin include a visit to the Village at Squaw Valley. This European Alpine Village at the foot of the world-famous Squaw Valley Ski Resort is especially appealling to travelers with dogs during the Summer. Then, you and your dog can hop the gondola to the top of Squaw for a meal and to explore the world from above 10,000 feet. During the ski season dogs are not allowed on the gondola. The village has an annual "Bark Festival", has outdoor movies during the summer for you and your pup, and has a lot of patio dining and dog-friendly restaurants and stores. Also in the Tahoe area there are dog-friendly Wedding Chapels if you want your dog to be present when you tie the knot.

Nearby dog-friendly attractions to Lake Tahoe include Virginia City Nevada, Yosemite National Park and Reno Nevada.

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