Dispersed Camping

Lake Tahoe offers visitors many camping opportunities. Whether you enjoy the convenience of a full service campground or the secluded primitiveness of wilderness camping, the National Forest land of the Lake Tahoe Basin has something for everyone. Please note:  there is no "Dispersed Camping" in the Lake Tahoe Basin. 


Wilderness Camping

Wilderness camping is available in the Desolation, Granite Chief...

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Lake Tahoe - North Shore area description
  • Mt. Rose Wilderness
  • Lake Tahoe - South Shore area description
  • Desolation Wilderness
  • Meiss Country
  • Mokelumne Wilderness
  • Lake Tahoe - West Shore area description
  • Granite Chief Wilderness

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities