Camp Richardson

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A year round destination resort, Camp Richardson Resort and Marina offers everything wonderful about outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe in the spring, summer, winter and fall. Warm seasons provide hiking, biking, beach-going, waterplay, boat rentals, fishing, and more. Snowy seasons offer cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowplay and nearby ice-skating and sledding. The campground is just a short walk from Lake Tahoe with over 200 tent sites in two locations nestled in the shelter of towering pine trees. Badger's Den Campground, located on the lake side of Highway 89; and Eagle's Nest, across the street from Badger's Den Campground, offer two tent campground options for the summer visitor. Enjoy Camp Richardson's full amenities while camping including a full-service marina with boat rentals, lakeside restaurant, general store, mountain sports center, and ice-cream parlor are all within a short walk. Enjoy the exquisite nature that Lake Tahoe has to offer, just steps from the conveniences of a full resort. Please note: Campfires and portable charcoal grills are not allowed on the beach.

At a Glance

Fees Parking Fee
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Camp Richardson Resort has a strict no pet policy.
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Camp Richardson Resort is operated under a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

General Information

Directions: Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina is located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89 (Emerald Bay Road). From Sacramento, take Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe and proceed north past the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89 (the ""Y""). Look for Camp Richardson Hotel and Resort signage on the right hand side.

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Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Sand Play, Bicycling, Day Hiking, Viewing Scenery, Picnicking, Group Picnicking, Boating-Motorized, Boating-Non-Motorized, Swimming, Windsurfing
Fire Informationyes
No. of Sitesreservable
No. of Accessible sites300
Sleeping Shelterno
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Fire Informationcampfires are allowed
Pavement Type for Parkingpaved
No. of Sites100
Reservation Inforeservable
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Camping

Cabin Rentals

Cabin Rentals, Day Hiking, Viewing Scenery, Water Activities, Swimming, Boating-Motorized, Boating-Non-Motorized
Difficulty Level: Easy


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Water Activities

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