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.