The Best Photography Locations near South Lake Tahoe

Grab a paddle—or your hiking shoes—and check out South Lake Tahoe's most photogenic spots.

Nevada and California are heating up for summer, and there's no better place to take a break from the sizzle than at South Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe may be known for its water adventures—and there are plenty of those to be found—but some of the most scenic places can be reached by wandering off the beaten path.

Zephyr Cove Resort has everything you need for a relaxing yet adventurous home base in South Lake Tahoe. Book a cabin at the Resort to have a place all to yourself, or bring along your camper and plug in at the Zephyr Cove RV & Campground. Don't have a camper of your own? Book one of their on-site Airstreams and live the #airstreamlife for a night or more.

South Lake Tahoe is full of Instagrammable locations, so don't forget to bring along your camera. You'll have no trouble finding your own favorite spot, but just in case you need some help getting started, here are ten of ours. 

Adventure by Eric Bennett

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Connor Morris

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Jake Young

Adventure by Brian Walker

Adventure by Brian Walker

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Christian Arballo

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Cover photo by Josiah Roe

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