Guide to public and private campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe area.

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Camping at Lake Tahoe is as varied as the people who come here. You can find everything from full service campgrounds with hook-ups, hot showers, and a store to tent only camps with nothing but drop toilets. And of course, there is always the backcountry. (see Hiking & Back Packing) Here we list the car/RV camping opportunities at Lake Tahoe, divided by location. We've put the campgrounds in alphabetical order. Please let the campground know that you heard of them on Tahoe Adventure Sports.com. Happy camping!

 

South Shore Campgrounds:

  • Bayview Campground
  • Highway 89 at Emeral Bay across from overlook.
  • No reservations.
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 24
  • Tents only
  • Water, drop toilets
  • $12
  • Campground By The Lake
  • Highway 50 at Rufus Allen Blvd
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • (530) 542-6096
  • Operated by the City of S. L. Tahoe
  • Sites: 157
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 60'
  • Amenities: Water, restrooms, showers, boat ramp
  • $11 - $18
  • Camp Richardson Resort
  • Highway 89 (Emerald Bay Rd.)
  • South Shore
  • (800)544-1801
  • (530)544-1801
  • Privately operated through USFS use permit.
  • Sites: 330
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 35'
  • Full hook-ups, water, dump station, showers, boat ramp
  • $19 - $25
  • Emerald Bay/Eagle Point Campground
  • Highway 89 just before the scenic overlook.
  • (530) 541-3030
  • (530)525-7277
  • Operated by the State Park Service
  • Sites: 100
  • Trailers to 18'/Motorhomes to 21'
  • Water, showers
  • $16
  • Fallen Leaf Campground
  • Fallen Leaf Lake Rd off Highway 89
  • (530) 544-5994
  • (530) 544-0426
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 206
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 40'
  • Water, showers
  • $16
  • KOA Kampground of S. Lake Tahoe
  • US 50 at North Upper Truckee Rd.
  • (800) KOA-3477
  • (530) 577-3693
  • Privately Operated
  • Sites: 60
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 40'
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, showers, water, cable TV, pool, playground, general store
  • Tahoe Pines Campground
  • 860 US 50, South Lake Tahoe
  • (530) 577-1653
  • Privately Operated
  • Sites: 60
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 40'
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, water, showers
  • $22 - $29
  • Tahoe Valley Campground
  • 1175 Melba off D Street in South Lake Tahoe
  • (530) 541-2222
  • Privately Operated
  • Sites: 415
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 60'
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, water, showers, swimming pool.
  • $22 - $30

North Shore Campgrounds:

  • Boca Rest Campground
  • I-80 at Hirschdale exit, 7 miles east of Truckee
  • (530) 587-3558
  • US Forest Service
  • Sites: 25
  • Water, restrooms, on Boca Reservoir
  • $8
  • Boyington Mill Campground
  • I-80 at Hirschdale exit, 7 miles east of Truckee
  • (530) 587-3558
  • US Forest Service
  • Sites: 11
  • Restrooms only
  • $8
  • Donner Memorial State Park
  • I-80 at Donner Lake exit
  • (530) 582-7892
  • Operated by the State Park System
  • Sites: 130
  • Trailers to 24'/Motorhomes to 28'
  • Water, showers, swimming
  • $16
  • Goose Meadows Campground
  • Highway 89, 6 miles south of Truckee
  • (530) 587-3558 or (877) 444-6777
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 24
  • Water, on Truckee River
  • $12
  • Granite Flat Campground
  • Highway 89, 2 miles south of Truckee
  • (530) 587-3558 or (877) 444-6777
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 75
  • Water, on Truckee River
  • $12
  • Logger Camp Campground
  • I-80 at Hirschdale exit
  • (530) 587-3558 or (877) 444-6777
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 252
  • Water, dump station, swimming, boat ramp, on Stampede Reservoir.
  • $12
  • Martis Creek Campground
  • Highway 267 Brockway Summit
  • (530) 639-2342
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 25
  • Water, restrooms
  • $10
  • Prosser Reservoir
  • Highway 89, 2 miles north of Truckee off Prosser Dam Rd.
  • (530) 587-3558
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 29
  • Swimming, boat ramp, on Prosser Lake
  • Sagehen Campground
  • Highway 89, 1 mile north of Truckee
  • (530) 587-3558
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 10
  • Restrooms
  • No fee, but unimproved.
  • Sandy Beach Campground
  • 6873 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista
  • (530) 546-7682
  • Privately operated
  • Sites: 44
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 40'
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, showers, swimming.
  • $15 - $ 20
  • Silver Creek Campground
  • Highway 89, 8 miles south of Truckee
  • (530) 587-3558 or (877) 444-6777
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 28
  • Water, restroom, swimming,on Truckee River.
  • $10
  • Tahoe State Recreation Area
  • Highway 28 in Tahoe City
  • (530) 583-3074 or (800) 444-7275
  • Operated by California State Park System
  • Sites: 34
  • Trailer to 24'/Motorhomes to 28'
  • Water, showers, swimming
  • $16
  • United Trails
  • I-80 at Hirschdale exit
  • (530) 587-8282
  • Privately operated
  • Sites: 56
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, water, spa, showers, laundry room, general store.
  • $20
 

East Shore Campgrounds:

  • Mount Rose Campground
  • Highway 431, 7 miles from Incline Village
  • (775) 882-2766
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 24
  • Trailer/Motorhomes to 16'
  • Water, dump station, restrooms
  • $9
  • Nevada Beach Campground
  • US 50 at Elk Point Road, Zephyr Cove, NV
  • (775) 588-5562
  • Privately operated through USFS lease
  • Sites: 54
  • Trailer/Motorhomes to 35'
  • Water, restrooms, swimming
  • $16 - $18
  • Zephyr Cove Resort
  • US 50 at Zephyr Cove
  • (775) 588-6644
  • Privately operated through USFS permit.
  • Sites: 175
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 40'
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, swimming, general store.
 

West Shore Campgrounds:

  • D. L. Bliss State Campground
  • Highway 89 north of Emerald Bay
  • (530) 525-7277
  • Operated by California State Park.
  • Sites: 168
  • Trailers to 15', Motorhomes to 18'
  • Water, showers, swimming, beach, hiking
  • $16 - $20
  • Kaspian Recreation Area
  • Highway 89, 5 miles south of Tahoe City
  • Hiker/Biker site only
  • (530) 544-5994 or (800) 280-2267
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Sites: 10
  • Water, restrooms, swimming
  • $12
  • Meeks Bay Campground
  • Highway 89 at Meeks Bay
  • (530) 544-5994 or (800) 280-2267
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 36'
  • Water, restrooms, boat ramp, swimming
  • $15
  • Meeks Bay Resort
  • Highway 89 at Meeks Bay
  • (530) 525-6946 or (800) 769-2746
  • Privately operated
  • Sites: 28
  • Trailers/Motorhomes to 60'
  • Full hook-ups, dump station, showers, swimming, boat ramp, general store.
  • $15 - $25 for full hook-up
  • Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Highway 89, 10 miles south of Tahoe City
  • (800) 444-7275
  • Operated by the California State Parks
  • Trailers to 24'/Motorhomes to 30'.
  • Showers, dump station, water, swimming, group sites.
  • $16 (Group Site: $75)
  • William Kent Campground
  • Highway 89 just south of Tahoe City
  • (530) 583-3642
  • Operated by the US Forest Service
  • Trailers to 30'/Motorhomes to 57'
  • Water, dump station, swimming
  • $15
 

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