The Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe is a prestigious and beautiful area that is well known for its landmark tunnel. Cave rock is located along the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe approximately seven miles north of Stateline, in Douglas County. Cave Rock is a 360 foot tall rock outcropping that was caused by a volcanic eruption over 3 million years ago. There are numerous small caves adjacent to the tunnels which give the rock its name. Cave Rock is a sacred place for the Washoe Indians and a place for religious ceremonies preformed by the tribal shamans. There are 9000 year old petroglyphs that were found inside the lower cave. According to the Washoe Indians, touching the rock for any extended period is forbidden in their culture.
At the base of cave rock, tucked beneath the rugged volcanic mountain is a small day use area. The day use area has a double ramp boat launch, picnic sites, parking, and a small beach area for swimming. Cave Rock is also a popular fishing spot for both shore fisherman and those fishing by boat. Breezy and choppy days are a great time to sit on the bank, soak some live bait, and take in the beauty of the Lake.
There are about 110 properties in the Cave rock area and about 80 of the properties are privately owned. The lots in Cave Rock Estates are large and range from 12,000 square feet to an acre. The views from many of the properties in this area are breathtaking and include some of the best Lake views around Lake Tahoe. There are a hand full of affordable properties along Lyons Ave that are “track” style homes but most of the homes in Cave Rock Estates are spacious and custom. If you are looking for a Lakeview home in Lake Tahoe, make sure to check out Cave Rock Estates!