Did you know 63 streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but there’s only outlet, the Truckee River? That Lake Tahoe’s the second deepest lake in the U.S., reaching a depth of 1,645ft?! Or that the middle is not the deepest part of the lake; the deepest point is in Crystal Bay?
Your guests are already going to be thrilled you chose to have a Lake Tahoe wedding, and there’s no better way to keep their enthusiasm running strong than by surprising them in conversation with some fun facts about the area. You could even go one step further by listing a few on the back of your menu cards, or by putting one on each place card; this way guests can swap facts amongst one another. How’s that for breaking ice and starting conversation?
Without further ado, here are some facts pertaining to your Lake Tahoe wedding location you’ll be chomping at the bit to tell your friends and family. To them, you’ll not only be a bride, but a fountain of knowledge. Cheers to that.
Lake Tahoe is:
Over 2 million years old, making it one of the 20 oldest lakes in the world.
The largest alpine lake in North America.
2/3 in California, 1/3 in Nevada.
16th deepest lake in the world, so deep it never freezes, and so deep you could stand the Empire State Building in it and not see the top.
22 miles long (that’s as long as the English Channel is wide), and 12 miles wide.
99.994% pure water, making it one of the purest large lakes in the world. To compare, commercially distilled water is 99.998% pure.
So clear because half the water entering it is rain or snow falling directly on it.
Lake Tahoe has:
72 miles of shoreline.
270 days of sunshine per year.
Enough water to submerge California by 15” if it were emptied.
A lighthouse in Rubicon Bay that was once the highest elevation lighthouse in the world.