Lake Tahoe was a large lake in Nevada that became Michael Corleone's base of operations after leaving New York in 1955. His compound where most of his family lived was located there until he moved back to New York, where it was left abandoned by 1979 or earlier.
Michael's son Anthony had his first communion here at a large party hosted by Senator Pat Geary. Shortly after this, an attempt was made on Michael's life by Hyman Roth, and he left on business in Cuba. Returning to Lake Tahoe in the winter, he had his mother's coffin displayed here until it was time for her funeral. After this, he ordered the murder of his brother Fredo, whose body was left at the bottom of the lake.