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Campsites Lake Tahoe

Mary Gormandy White
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Lake Tahoe in the Winter

If you want to enjoy your next vacation at one of the country's most scenic and relaxing campsites, Lake Tahoe is an excellent destination to consider.

Resort Campsites Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Resort

You can enjoy everything that Lake Tahoe has to offer at the historic Camp Richardson Resort, located on the along the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe in California. The resort includes an RV campground and two areas designated for tent campers.

This year-round facility also features cabin, hotel, inn, and other accommodation options for non-campers, which makes it an excellent option for family reunions and other large group gatherings. Summertime visitors can enjoy a variety of waterfront activities, including relaxing on the beach, swimming, water skiing, parasailing, and more. There is a marina on the grounds of the resort, where visitors can dock their own boats or rent boats, Seadoos, kayaks, and other types of watercraft. Campers can also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and other outdoor activates. During the winter months, vacationers can participate in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing along the shores of the lake. Planning your trip to Camp Richardson Resort is easy. You can verify pricing and availability or make reservations online or by calling 530 541-1801. The resort's website also provides contact information for area attractions, so you can easily get all the information you need to plan your trip.

Meeks Bay Resort

The Meeks Bay Resort and Marina, located in Meeks Bay, California, offers modern lakefront campsites suitable for tents and RVs up to 60 feet long. The resort also has choices for non-camping guests, including cabins, lodge accommodations, and the seven bedroom Kehlet Mansion for large groups.Visitors can participate in a variety of water-related activities, including enjoying on the beach, boat tours, and Lake Tahoe fishing excursions. Campers can also explore the lake on their own with rented canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. There is also a variety of excellent hiking trails on the grounds and throughout the surrounding area.

For more information or to make reservations call 877-326-3357.

RV and Tent Campsites Lake Tahoe

Overlooking Lake Tahoe

Campground by the Lake

You can enjoy camping in your tent or RV at the South Lake Tahoe Campground by the Lake from April through October. The Parks and Recreation Department operates this campground for the city of South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Located across the street from Lake Tahoe, this scenic campground boasts a variety of amenities, including an indoor ice skating arena featuring a snack bar and an arcade. The facility is also located close to an indoor public swimming pool, Bijou Municipal Golf Course, and South Lake Tahoe community senior citizen center. Campers can also enjoy access to free WiFi.

For reservations, call 530-542-6096. The facility also accepts applications for volunteer campground hosts, who receive free campsites in exchange for working part-time in the campground.

Fallen Leaf Lake

Fallen Leaf Lake National Forest Campground is located on the south side of Lake Tahoe in California, just north of Fallen Leaf Lake. The campground has campsites that can accommodate recreational vehicles up to 40 feet long. The road leading to the campground is paved, but it is a rough ride.

Campground activities and amenities include swimming, standing barbecue grills, fire rings, and more. The facility is open from Memorial Day weekend through the month of October each year. For reservations or additional information, call 877-444-6777.

Backcountry Camping Lake Tahoe

Desolation Wilderness

Desolation Wilderness is located west of Lake Tahoe and consists of nearly 64,000 acres of breathtaking scenery. The terrain includes granite peaks, valleys and lakes formed by glaciers, and both alpine and sub-alpine forest. Those who enjoy backcountry camping can obtain overnight use permits to camp in the area. There are quota restrictions during the summer months, so it's advisable to reserve wilderness camping permits well in advance this time of year. For more information, call 530-543-2600.

Planning Your Lake Tahoe Camping Trip

There are many options for camping in the Lake Tahoe area. For information about additional campsites in the area, see Tahoe' Whether you're looking for the perfect camping resort, national forest camping facility, privately owned campground, or a backcountry wilderness camping area, you'll be able to choose from among a number of scenic and appealing campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe area.

Campsites Lake Tahoe