Underwater Trail Now Open at Lake Tahoe

California State Parks has opened a new trail in Lake Tahoe that lets visitors explore the history of the park underwater.

Posted: Oct 2, 2018 12:43 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2018 12:45 PM

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - California State Parks has opened a new trail in Lake Tahoe that lets visitors explore the history of the park up to 60 feet under the surface of the water. 

Scuba and snorkel visitors will now have access to four locations in Emerald Bay where they can dive to see the resting place of many boats, launches and barges used during the 1920s and '30s. They were intentionally sunk in the '50s after they outlived their usefulness. 

Each spot along the trail has markers explaining the history of the vessel, what it is and how it was used. 

"Now they know where to go," said Leslie Hartzell of California State Parks. "They have GPS locations so they can go specifically to those sites and look at the different range of boats that are out there, sunken in the waters." 

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