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Home Means Nevada
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Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Tree: Bristlecone Pine
Mammal: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Capital: Carson City
Entered the Union: October 31, 1864 (36th)
Origin of Name: Spanish for “snow-covered”
State Motto: All for Our Country
State Nicknames: Sagebrush State • Silver State • Battle Born State
State Song: “Home Means Nevada”
National Forests: 2 • State Parks: 23
Famous for: Gambling, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Las Vegas, Gold & Silver Mining, Wild Mustangs, Outdoor Recreation
- Nevada was made famous by the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit.
- Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.
- Nevada is the gambling and entertainment capital of the United States.
- Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place on earth.
- Most of the state is desert, but the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Reno and the Ruby Mountains near Elko have
snow for half the year.
- Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state, with its highest point at the 13,145 foot top of
Boundary Peak near the west-central border.
- About 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
- In 1899 Charles Fey invented the slot machine named the Liberty Bell. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for
every ten residents.
Location: South Lake Tahoe straddles the Nevada California Stateline. It is located an hour west of Reno and two hours
east of Sacramento.
Size: Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. It is 12 miles wide, 22 miles long and has 72 miles of shoreline.
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S. The average depth is 989 feet, with the deepest point of 1,645 feet. The lake
contains 39 trillion gallons of water.
Altitude: Lake Tahoe’s surface elevation is 6,223 feet above sea level.
Climate: Lake Tahoe has a dry and comfortable climate with an 80 percent chance of sunshine throughout the year. The
area averages 400 inches of snowfall per year, but in January 2005 the area received 228 inches of new snow in just one
Highway Access: South Lake Tahoe is accessible from major highways. From Sacramento, Calif., take Interstate 80 East
to Truckee. From Reno, take Interstate 80 West to Truckee or Highway 431 over Mt. Rose.
Air Access: The area is also accessible by air. The Reno Tahoe International Airport is located 45 miles away and the
Sacramento International Airport is 120 miles away. Both Airports are served by dozens of flights daily from major cities.
Lodging: South Lake Tahoe has a variety of lodging accommodations including resorts, hotels, motels, lodges, inns, bed &
breakfasts, and rental condominiums and cabins.
Current Population Zephyr Cove: 565
Median South Lake Home Price: $1,371,500
Median South Lake Home Rental: $2,800 mo
Business and Gaming
When people think of Nevada, they think of gambling. However,
over the last couple of decades, Reno and Sparks have become
much more than just gaming cities. With many prominent
corporations residing in the area, INC Magazine rated Reno and the
sixth-best spot to do business for a mid-sized city.
Nevada Tax Structure
Nevada’s tax structure continues to be one of the least burdensome
in the country, allowing both business and employees to flourish.
Regions largest non-gaming employers:
1. Washoe County School District
2. University of Nevada, Reno
3. Washoe County
4. Renown Medical
5. International Game Technology
Reno-Sparks Largest Industry Sectors:
1. Wholesale Trade, Transportation & Utilities
2. Leisure & Hospitality
3. Accommodation and Food Service
5. Professional & Business Services
6. Educational and Health Services
7. Retail Trade
8. Goods Producing
9. Local Government
10. Casino Hotels
Additional Advantages of Doing Business in
Stockholders, directors, and officers need not live or hold
meetings in Nevada
Directors need not be stockholders
Officers and directors of a Nevada Corporation can be protected
from personal liability for lawful acts of the corporation
Nevada corporation may purchase, hold, sell or transfer shares of
US Best States for Doing Business:
The state of Nevada ranked #9 Chief Executives’ annual survey asked
over 600 CEOS to grade each state on the following criteria:
Taxation & Regulation
Sierra House Elementary School
1701 Remington Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Tahoe Valley Elementary School
943 Tahoe Island Dr.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
South Tahoe Middle School
2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
South Tahoe High School
1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit)
Reno Tahoe International
Truckee Tahoe Airport
10356 Truckee Airport Road,
South Y Transit Center
1000 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Things To Do
South Lake Tahoe is particularly suited for couples and families seeking refuge, but larger groups will receive an
equally warm reception. The Lake Tahoe area boasts a remarkable array of meeting and convention facilities,
special event venues and wedding accommodations, both indoor and out.
Summer activities in South Lake Tahoe include hiking, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, water
skiing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, and rafting. There’s also dining, shopping, dancing, ice skating, fishing, bowling,
bungee jumping, rock climbing, gaming, aerial cable car, museums, lake cruises, balloon rides, exercise and
health facilities, movie theaters, ATV tours, and arcades!
Snow play is all the rage and Lake Tahoe has the hills to thrill, from tame to extreme. So what are your options
come winter? Nearly two dozen world-class downhill, boarding, cross country or skate skiing. Toss in snow play,
ice skating, snowmobile adventures or dog sledding and you’ll have some serious decisions to make.
Tour Lake Tahoe’s historic mansions and homes, shopping in South Lake Tahoe, and to see a nearby museum.
Few places on earth can match the romantic atmosphere which surrounds Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe is
perfectly suited for your wedding or honeymoon getaway. With a choice of chapels, churches and stunning outdoor
locations, couples can plan the perfect ceremony indoors or outdoors all year long.
For event location and details, visit www.tahoesouth.com.
Cruise Lake Tahoe! From daytime to sunset, Lake Tahoe Cruises offer spectacular views, fresh air, and memorable experience.
Daytime Scenic Cruise
Voted the “Best Cruise in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine. Come enjoy the sunshine and fresh Lake Tahoe air to
Emerald Bay on this Daytime Scenic Cruise.
Have an unforgettable evening completed with sunsets, wonderful
views, local food, cocktails and much more!
Luxurious private charters are available for you and your
group and make a great reason to get together! Full-service
event planning with your choices sets the perfect event.
Lights on the Lake Fireworks
Every year, thousands of people head to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July holiday
celebration. There are many places to watch the fireworks over the lake, including
right here in South Lake Tahoe. This spectacular site is one the entire family will enjoy.
SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival combines the world’s best musicians with the world’s best
snow conditions providing a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion:
music and mountains around the New Years holiday annually.
New Year’s Eve at Heavenly
The event takes place at Heavenly Ski Resort on New Year’s Eve each year when fire,
lights, and music fill the air. Live music begins at 4:40 pm and the party with continue
into the night at the casinos and nightclubs.
Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson
Oktoberfest Activities include Gerrman food and desserts, an owner and dog dress up
contest, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, balloon art, bounce house, bungee
platform, climbing wall, live music featuring polka from the “Gruber Family Band”
and the event’s always popular beer and wine garden.
Freakers Ball at Montbleu
South Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort presents the Annual Freakers Ball Halloween
Party each year. This night of haunted happenings includes sultry go-go dancers, a live
band, DJs, and drink specials that last all night long. Show up in costume for a chance
to win cash and prizes.
Kick off the summer with craft brew tastings from all over Lake Tahoe and
surrounding areas at Tahoe Brewfest. Enjoy a homebrewers competition, live music,
arts and crafts vendors, and delicious food! This festival features breweries from both
North and South shore of the lake, as well as other participants from northern
California and Nevada.
Nevada State Parks
Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star-gazing—not your thing? How about mountain biking, horseback
riding, boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating? Choose your favorite outdoor activity and Nevada State Parks will
provide a place for it. Nevada’s 23 state parks, recreation areas, and historic sites are stretched across terrains as diverse as
alpine forests and bone-dry deserts. Among them are natural lakes and man-made reservoirs, such as world-famous, 22 miles
long Lake Tahoe or the much smaller Echo Canyon and its 35-acre reservoir.
Other parks provide glimpses into the past. Valley of Fire is one of the state’s oldest, with 3,000-year-old petroglyphs carved
in sandstone and breathtaking views of the maroon-colored rock formations created during the age of the dinosaurs.
Mormon Station in Genoa and the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort feature replicas of 19th-century fortifications and visitor
centers explaining regional history.
Many campgrounds and RV facilities are open all year, depending on the weather – you can even stay in a yurt at Cave Lake
State Park near Ely. Trailheads are well marked, and facilities at many parks include RV dump stations, showers and day use
facilities for groups. For more information on Off-highway Vehicles (OHV) registration, go to the Department of Motor
Vehicles at dmvnv.com.
- Beaver Dam State Park
- Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
- Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
- Cathedral Gorge State Park
- Cave Lake State Park
- Dayton State Park
- Echo Canyon State Park
- Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
- Fort Churchill State Historic Site
- Fort Churchill State Historic Park
- Kershaw-Ryan State Park
- Lahontan State Recreation Area
- Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
- Mormon Station State Historic Park
- Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
- Rye Patch State Recreation Area
- South Fork State Recreation Area
- Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
- Spring Valley State Park
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
- Washoe Lake State Park
- Wild Horse State Recreation Park
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