Campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin are generally open from mid-May through mid-October. Tahoe Valley and Zephyr Cove campgrounds are open year-round.

You can make reservations for Forest Service campgrounds including Nevada Beach, Fallen Leaf, Bayview, Meeks Bay, Kaspian and William Kent by following the links below. Links for campgrounds operated by other entities are also provided. If you have any questions about how to make reservations or need more information, call (530) 543-2600, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Forest Service campgrounds within the Lake Tahoe Basin have a 14-day limit per calendar year. There is also a limit of six people, per campsite. Read more about Lake Tahoe camping and campfire regulations at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd544193.pdf.

To reserve your Forest Service campsite, visit http://www.recreation.gov.

Buy it where you burn it!Be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases that threaten valuable forest resources. Transporting firewood can move these pests to new locations. Visit http://firewood.ca.gov/ to learn more.

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Campground Name Operated By Fee Site Hook-Ups Available Recreational Vehicle Dump Station Available Showers Available Drinking Water Available Flush Toilets Available Boat Launch Available Swimming Nearby Leashed Pets Allowed
North Shore
Tahoe State Recreation Area (530) 583-3074 CSP ·     · · · · · ·
Lake Forest (530) 580-6279 TC ·       · · · · ·
East Shore
Zephyr Cove (800) 238-2463 or (775) 589-4907 FS · · · · · ·   · ·
Nevada Beach (775) 588-5562 FS/Tahoe Recreation ·       · ·   · ·
South Shore
Campground by the Lake (530) 542-6096 SLT · · · · · · · · ·
Tahoe Valley Campground (530) 541-2222 Priv · · · · · ·   · ·
KOA (800) 562-3477 or (530) 577-3693 Priv · · · · · · · · ·
Camp Richardson Resort (800) 544-1801 or (530) 541-1801 FS · · · · · · · ·  
Fallen Leaf (530) 544-0426 FS/Tahoe Recreation ·     · · ·   · ·
Bayview (530) 544-0426 FS/Tahoe Recreation ·         vault     ·
Camp Shelly (925) 373-5700 FS/ LARPD ·     · · ·     ·
West Shore
D.L. Bliss State Park (530) 525-7277 CSP ·   · · · ·   · ·
Eagle Point (530) 525-7277 CSP ·     · · ·   · ·
Meeks Bay (530) 583-3642 FS/Tahoe Recreation ·       · ·   · ·
Meeks Bay Resort (877) 326-3357 or (530) 525-6946 FS · · · · · · · ·  
Sugar Pine Point State Park (530) 525-7982 CSP ·   · · · ·   · ·
Kaspian (530) 583-3642 FS/Tahoe Recreation ·       · ·   · ·
William Kent (530) 583-3642 FS/Tahoe Recreation ·   ·   · ·   · ·
Campground Name Operated By Fee Site Hook-Ups Available Recreational Vehicle Dump Station Available Showers Available Drinking Water Available Flush Toilets Available Boat Launch Available Swimming Nearby Leashed Pets Allowed
 
Acronym Explanation
CSP California State Parks. For reservations, please visit www.reserveamerica.com.
FS Campground is on National Forest land and is operated through a special use permit.
FS/Tahoe Recreation Campground is on National Forest land and is operated by Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management, through a special use permit. Tahoe Recreation campgrounds may be reserved up to 180 days prior to the first day of the reservation. For reservations, please visit www.recreation.gov.
LARPD Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (925) 373-5700
Priv Privately Owned and Operated
SLT City of South Lake Tahoe
TC Tahoe City Public Utility District