Campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin
There are over a dozen developed campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Most are open from mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting. Sugar Pine Point, Tahoe Valley and Zephyr Cove campgrounds are open year-round.
National Forest lands at Lake Tahoe are under year-round fire restrictions which prohibit wood and charcoal fires in any location except open, designated campgrounds with permanently installed metal campfire pits and/or barbeque grills. Read More
Camping is only allowed in developed campgrounds, Desolation Wilderness, Meiss Country, and along the Pacific Crest or Tahoe Rim trails. Dispersed camping, also known as 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
Campers should be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases that threaten valuable forest resources. Transporting firewood can move these pests to new locations. Learn More
- Nevada Beach Campground
- Zephyr Cove Resort
- Campground by the Lake
(City of SLT)
- Camp Richardson Resort
- Camp Shelly
- Fallen Leaf Campground
- Tahoe Valley Campground
- D.L. Bliss State Park
- Emerald Bay State Park
- Meeks Bay Campground
- Meeks Bay Resort
- Sugar Pine Point State Park
- Kaspian Campground
- William Kent Campground
City of SLT: Campground is managed by the City of South Lake Tahoe.
PRIV: Campground is privately owned and managed.
TCPUD: Campground is managed by Tahoe City Public Utility District
USFS/LARPD: Campground is on National Forest land and is managed by Livermore Area Recreation and Park District through a special use permit.
USFS/SUP: Campground is on National Forest land and is managed by a concessionaire under a special use permit.
USFS/Tahoe Recreation: Campground is on National Forest land and is managed by Tahoe Recreation under a special use permit.