Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America at elevation of 6,225 ft. Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Lake Tahoe is "America's Best Lake" From USA Today, 2012, and No. 1 travel destination with TripAdvisor.