Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in California, beautifully clear and blue. It's a perfect vacation destination for vacationers from all over the world. With the majesty of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, you will find yourself wishing you could stay forever.
There are tons of activities in Lake Tahoe for the whole family and in any season. The winter sports, of course, are a big attraction, with gorgeous powder skiing and really, some of the best skiing in the world. There are also sled parks and snow tubing. In the summer, visitors come from all over to hike and go mountain biking around the lake. Boating is a favorite in Lake Tahoe, along with swimming on the beaches. And naturally you can't leave out legal gambling on the Nevada side of the lake.
All four shores of Lake Tahoe have campgrounds, and you will also find what you are looking for in the way of motels, hotels and inns.
To get to Lake Tahoe from Mammoth, get on CA-203 to US-395 north. In 118 miles you will reach NV-88, go left then right when you hit NV-207. Follow the signs from there. It's a fast three-hour drive.