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.

Make Reservations

Effective June, 30, 2022, enhanced fire restrictions are in effect on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin through Nov. 30, 2022. This means wood and charcoal fires are only permitted in developed campgrounds listed in Exhibit A of the Forest Order. Read More about Lake Tahoe Fire Restrictions

Camping is only allowed in developed campgrounds, Desolation Wilderness or Meiss Country 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

Buy it where you burn it!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


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North Shore

South Shore

West Shore

Operated By

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.