DL Bliss California State Park

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DL Bliss State Park

DL Bliss State Park, on the shore of Lake Tahoe, is a popular place to visit, with plenty to do and see, including the Balancing Rock and Rubicon Point Lighthouse. Read More

  • The DL Bliss State Park is a popular place to visit when coming to Lake Tahoe
  • Situated on the western shore of the lake
  • Open from late May to middle or late September
  • Hike to Rubicon Point and visit the lighthouse
  • Get your picture taken beside the Balancing Rock


On the edge of Lake Tahoe, the beautiful DL Bliss State Park invites you to enjoy all the fabulous views, convenient camping, abundant wildlife and interesting natural features.

Location & Information

The DL Bliss Park is 25 miles north of the town of South Lake Tahoe on California Highway 89.

The ideal time to visit is in the summer months when temperatures are perfect. Daytime temperatures are in the mid-70s with nighttime lows in the 40s. The park is open from late May to middle or late September. It’s closed in winter.

Contact information:

DL Bliss State Park
PO Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142
530-525-7277 (June 15 to Labor Day)
530-525-3345 (after Labor Day to June 14)
Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=505


Bliss State Park CA has some sights that are intriguing for the whole family.

  • Rubicon Point
    When hiking to Rubicon Point, you will take in some amazing sights. You can see more than 100 feet into the depths of Lake Tahoe from some promontories. You can also visit the lighthouse, the highest one in the US at 6,300 feet above sea level.
  • The Balancing Rock
    This is a popular attraction in the park. Discover 130 tons of granite balanced on a tiny stone base. Get your photo taken standing beside this natural wonder, as someday you won’t have the opportunity. Eventually this rock will tumble.

Fun Facts

Bliss State Park California was named for Duane Leroy Bliss (30 November 1835 – 21 April 1910). He was a timber and mining magnate in Nevada. His family donated more than 740 acres to the State Park System in 1929.