Meeks Bay Campground

Area Status: Closed

Meeks Bay Campground is uniquely situated between the two California State Parks of Sugar Point Park and D.L. Bliss on the west shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. There is also easy access into Desolation Wilderness for excellent day hiking and backpacking. Standing BBQ's and fire rings at all sites; please use fire areas provided at each campsite and do not build additional fire rings.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for Winter; No Restrooms or Trash Service; No Campfires (Wood or Charcoal); No Pets
Fees: For reservations, visit
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 20 feet. Maximum group size per site is 6 people and 1 vehicle; please park your vehicles in the designated camping spots only. Additional vehicles will be charged $5 per car. Pets are allowed on a leash in the campground area but not on the beach.
Closest Towns: Tahoma, California.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Meeks Bay Campground is on National Forest land and is operated by private concessionaire, California Land Management.

General Information


Meeks Bay Campground is located on Highway 89 approximately 10 miles south of Tahoe City and eight miles north of Emerald Bay, on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

Sand Play, Bicycling, Day Hiking, Backpacking, Viewing Scenery, Viewing Plants, Picnicking, Group Picnicking, Boating-Non-Motorized, Swimming, Windsurfing
No. of Sites reservable
Fire Information yes
No. of Accessible sites 40
Sleeping Shelter no
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

No. of Sites 40
Reservation Info reservable
Pavement Type for Parking paved
Size Restrictions 20 feet
Fire Information campfires are allowed
Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking


Boating - Non-Motorized



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