Chapel at Fallen Leaf Lake and the Memorial Garden

This chapel is the cutest little building in all of Lake Tahoe!  Tucked away in a grove of aspen, it is one of the most serene settings you'll ever experience.  The Chapel at Fallen Leaf Lake is only open during the summer for services, although you can stroll by or ride your bike by any time of the year.  The surrounding area overflows with charm and nostalgia, and there is a lovely memorial garden with plaques dedicated to loved ones located next to the chapel.

The Chapel at Fallen Leaf Lake is a local favorite and the Church Trail located right behind it leads straight up to Angora Lakes. It is a very steep trail, but the views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Desolation Wilderness are worth the huff and puff.

The Chapel is located on Fallen Leaf Lake Road just before the intersection to Stanford Sierra Camp and Glen Alpine Falls.

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Latitude: 38.8768686 Longitude: -120.0668335 Elevation: 6559 ft
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Carol Butler

Hours Open to Visitation

The chapel is called St. Francis of the Mountains, an Episcopal chapel given to that sect by Francis and Harriet Price. Services are held June-September on Sundays at 8am and 10am. Everyone is welcome to rejoice in the splendor of Lake Tahoe.

Weddings are allowed only for residents of Fallen Leaf Lake. Sorry.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs on leashes and their well-behaved owners are welcome on the grounds. Please clean up after your dogs.


I will always remember my cousin’s wedding there and decorating the chapel with wild flowers. Behind the chapel (actually the residence) is a trail taking you up the ridge to Angora Lake. A steep, but breathtaking hike.

Dea Bacchetti , 3/22/2010

Somewhere in time, is my first thought. I said a prayer for my younger brother who has passed and I just know he got the message.

gina mcgee, 6/5/2010

Anyone know who to contact about having a wedding there?

Elizabeth Mila , 3/22/2014

You can't find a more beautiful place to give thanks and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a place where I find myself most at peace. The parishioners are the friendliest people.

Celia Reyes , 9/6/2015

Hello, my name is Angelina DeFratus my Late husband and i were married there on August 18th 1979, we always tried to be there every year of our anniversary we made it for 37 years. the best day of my life, so i am going to purchase a plaque for my late husband Don DeFratus. the most beautiful church i have ever been to. here is my Email

Angelina Joan Defratus, 6/30/2017

Note spelling of Frances... Frances Price was a lady, and thus her name should be spelled with an E. Her and the feminine of Frances have "e's"; his i and the masculine of Francis have "i's"!

Another FrancEs, 8/4/2018

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