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Fallen Leaf Lake Water Activities

You can enjoy water activities during your stay at our California conference center.  At our boat dock you can check out complimentary boats.  Our fleet includes stand-up paddle boards, single and double kayaks, rowboats, peddle boats and a number of sailboats including Hobie Cats, Lasers and Escapes.  With the gusty winds, sailing can be challenging.  Our staff are trained and ready to respond to any “turtled” boats!

Fallen Leaf Lake is one mile south of Lake Tahoe, is aligned north to south and is oval in shape.  Glaciers traveling down the Glen Alpine Valley created the lake, and you can see a terminal moraine at the north end of the lake.   Fallen Leaf Lake lies within the National Forest System and is fed by Glen Alpine Creek along with several smaller streams including Cathedral Creek.  The only outflow is Taylor Creek which is dam controlled.  The lake is about 415 deep at its deepest point with an average depth of 240 feet.  Be careful as the bottom falls away rapidly from the shoreline.  Fallen Leaf Lake is known for its excellent water quality as the water is exchanged every eight years (extremely fast in comparison to Lake Tahoe which exchanges every 700 years).  The water temperatures tend to be chilly in the early summer and then warm rapidly as summer progresses.From Memorial weekend at the end of May to October, the Fallen Leaf Marina provides access for water ski boats, fishing boats and sailboats.  Be sure to plan some time for water activities during your stay at our Northern California conference center.  Whether you are relaxing on the dock checking out the scenery, touring around the lake in a kayak or swimming in the pristine waters, you will be sure to enjoy your time at Fallen Leaf Lake.


A few tips so you can enjoy your water sports safely:

  • Familiarize yourself with the area before you enter the water
  • Watch for underwater obstacles such as stumps and logs
  • Swim with a partner or group
  • Wear a flotation device (PFD) while enjoying water sports
  • Supervise children as they play near the water
  • Wear sunscreen