Tahoe Keys, California

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Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 120°00′49″W / 38.93167°N 120.01361°W / 38.93167; -120.01361

Tahoe Keys
Former Unincorporated community
Tahoe Keys is located in California
Tahoe Keys
Tahoe Keys
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 120°00′49″W / 38.93167°N 120.01361°W / 38.93167; -120.01361
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 6,240 ft (1,902 m)

Tahoe Keys, now incorporated within South Lake Tahoe, is a former unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California[1] It lies at an elevation of 6,240 feet (1,900 m).[1]

Environmental damage[edit]

Built in the 1960s, the community consists of over 1,500 homes adjacent to a series of canals. Its construction destroyed half of the Upper Truckee Marsh, the primary filter for river water entering the lake, and has since been called the most environmentally damaging intrusion on the lakeshore in Lake Tahoe's human history.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoe Keys, California
  2. ^ Furgurson, Ernest B. (March 1992). "Lake Tahoe: Playing for High Stakes". National Geographic 181 (3): 112–132.