Campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Reservations for the following National Forest campgrounds at Lake Tahoe must be made through http://www.recreation.gov: Nevada Beach, Fallen Leaf, Meeks Bay, Kaspian and William Kent.

Campgrounds are generally open from mid-May through mid-October. Sugar Pine Point, Tahoe Valley and Zephyr Cove campgrounds are open year-round. 

Due to severe drought conditions and very high fire danger, wood and charcoal fires are prohibited on all Lake Tahoe National Forest lands, including developed campgrounds. Read the Fire Restriction Forest Order at https://go.usa.gov/x6RvA. Propane appliances with a shut-off valve are permitted.

Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds only. Dispersed or vehicle camping is not permitted. National Forest campgrounds have a 14-day limit per calendar year and a limit of six people, per campsite. Read more about camping regulations at https://go.usa.gov/xHgzc.

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.


  • All fees are subject to change
  • · = amenity is available
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 Campground
(530) 580-6279
TC ·       · · · · ·
East Shore
Zephyr Cove Resort
(800) 238-2463
(775) 589-4907
FS/SUP · · · · · ·   · ·
Nevada Beach Campground
(775) 588-5562
FS/Tahoe Recreation ·       · ·   · ·
South Shore
Campground by the Lake
(530) 542-6096
City SLT · · · · · · · · ·
Tahoe Valley Campground
(530) 541-2222
Priv · · · · · ·   · ·
Camp Richardson Resort
(800) 544-1801
(530) 541-1801
FS/SUP · · · · · · · ·  
Fallen Leaf Campground
(530) 544-0426
FS/Tahoe Recreation ·     · · ·   · ·
Camp Shelly
(925) 373-5700
FS/LARPD ·     · · ·     ·
West Shore
D.L. Bliss State Park
(530) 525-7277
CSP ·   · · · ·   · ·
Emerald Bay State Park
(530) 525-7277
CSP ·     · · ·   · ·
Meeks Bay Campground
(530) 583-3642
FS/Tahoe Recreation ·       · ·   · ·
Meeks Bay Resort
(877) 326-3357 or (530) 525-6946
FS/SUP · · · · · · · ·  
Sugar Pine Point State Park
(530) 525-7982
CSP ·   · · · ·   · ·
Kaspian Campground
(530) 583-3642
FS/Tahoe Recreation ·       · ·   · ·
William Kent Campground
(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/SUP Campground is on National Forest land and is operated under 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.
FS/LARPD Campground is on National Forest land and is operated by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District through a special use permit.
Priv Privately Owned and Operated
City SLT City of South Lake Tahoe
TC Tahoe City Public Utility District




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