Bayview Campground

  

Bayview Campground is located near Emerald Bay and sits at an elevation of 7,100 feet. Opening and closing dates are dependant on the weather. Bayview Campground serves as a Trailhead for Desolation Wilderness. A Wilderness Permit is required to enter Desolation Wilderness.

Day hikers may pick up a day-use permit at the self serve area at the Trailhead. Overnight hikers must obtain an overnight permit before arriving at the Trailhead. Corral and seasonal watering facilities for horses are available at the Trailhead. Water for the watering facilities is taken from the creek which usually runs dry by the latter part of July, August and September. You should make arrangements to provide your own water during these months.

Fire rings at all sites; please use fire areas provided at each campsite and do not build additional fire rings.

At a Glance

Reservations: Bayview is a first-come, first-served campground.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No reservations are taken. Maximum vehicle length is 20 feet. A Wilderness Permit is required to enter Desolation Wilderness.
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: This is a National Forest campground operated by private concessionaire, California Land Management.

General Information

Directions:

Take Hwy 89 north from South Lake Tahoe approximately eight miles to the Bayview Campground located across from Inspiration Point.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.9446

  Longitude : 
-120.1005

  Elevation : 
7100

 

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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.

 



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