William Kent Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

William Kent Campground is located on the West Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The campground sites are surrounded by big pine and fir trees. A day use area is located across the street from the campground for lake access activities. William Kent Campground is on Forest Service land and is operated by the private concessionaire, California Land Management.

At a Glance

Reservations: For reservations, visit www.recreation.gov.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Reservations must be booked at least 1 day in advance, 2 night minimum on weekends, 3 night minimum on holidays. Reservations must be booked at least 1 day in advance. 3 night minimum on holidays. All campers must register with camp host. Six people per site. Quiet hours 10pm to 6am. $5.00 fee for extra vehicles collected at campground. No showers. No pets on beaches. Pet rules strictly enforced. Max 2 pets per site. No hunting or chain saw use. No refunds for bad weather.
Closest Towns: Tahoe City, California.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: William Kent Campground is a National Forest campground operated by private concessionaire, California Land Management.

General Information


William Kent Campground is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89, approximately two miles south of Tahoe City, California.

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Campground Camping

Sand Play, Bicycling, Day Hiking, Viewing Scenery, Viewing Plants, Picnicking, Group Picnicking, Boating-Non-Motorized, Swimming, Windsurfing
Fire Informationyes
No. of Sitesreservable
No. of Accessible sites84
Sleeping Shelterno
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Fire Informationcampfires are allowed
Pavement Type for Parkingpaved
No. of Sites84
Reservation Inforeservable
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Camping


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