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Named for 19th-century lumber titan Duane LeRoy Bliss, this stunning 744-acre park is home to the deepest section of Lake Tahoe and some of the area's most breathtaking sites, including several pristine beaches and the Balancing Rock, a 250,000-pound boulder balancing on a mere fist of granite.
While the trail leading to the Balancing Rock was once dubbed one of Lake Tahoe's premier hiking trails, recent visitors lament about its current condition. However, travelers continue to rave about the park's beaches and campsites, saying that they're certainly worth a visit.
D.L. Bliss State Park sits just north of Emerald Bay State Park on Lake Tahoe's southwestern shore. It's open every day from dawn to dusk, with no entry or parking fee. For more information, visit the park's website.