Lake Tahoe has some of the most beautiful, pristine blue waters of any American lake

The region draws over 15 million visitors every year, many of whom head to the beach

But this July 4th, they left behind a lot more than the came with

The Forest Service says visitors left over 3,400 pounds of trash on Tahoe beaches on July 4th alone

Photo courtesy Forest Service

This includes trash bags, bottles and cans, coolers and more

Photo courtesy Forest Service

Visiting Tahoe is wonderful, but remember to pack out what you pack in and leave no trace!