Lake Tahoe Campgrounds
Camping tips: Lake Tahoe is bear country. Feeding bears or allowing your food to be found by them is a hazard to the bear's life and to you and your family. Your car may not be secure enough to prevent a bear from breaking in to get food - many cars have been seriously damaged by bears. Dispose of garbage properly and store your food in proper bear-proof containers.
In addition to the campgrounds listed here, wilderness camping is permitted in many locations. When camping in the wilderness, be sure to keep your food in a bear-proof canister away from your campsite and leave no trace after you leave. You can also find more campground info at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Forest Service Site
Be safe with fires - Lake Tahoe is in an area that is very prone to fire danger in the summer. Do not burn in areas where fires are not permitted, and if you do have a fire, make sure you take appropriate measures to ensure safety. You also may need to get a fire permit from the Forest Service.
Temperatures in Tahoe can get cold at night, even in summer, so bring appropriate clothing and sleeping bags.
Tahoe Pines Campground
HW 50 4 Miles from the Lake
Tahoe Valley Campground
Over 400 sites, RV hookups.
1175 Melba Dr, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Zephyr Cove RV Park and Campground
On the Southeast shore, this campground and RV resort has a mix of RV sites, drive in camp sites, and walk-in campsites.
760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove NV
William Kent Campground
Just over 2 miles south of Tahoe City, this campground is run by the US Forest Service.
1995 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City
Small campsite in a good location for hiking is run by USFS, first come first serve.
HW 89, Emerald Bay
More than 300 campsites, a hotel, beachfront inn, RV spaces, and lakefront cabins to choose from, Camp Richardson seems to be able to meet all of your lodging needs. Located a short drive from the south shore action, this resort has lodging in a location with easy access to beaches, hiking and scenery.
On HW 89 on the Southwest Shore
Campground by the Lake
RV and camp sites, reservations suggested.
1150 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Chrishaven Mobilhome Park, RV Community
RV hookups and mobilehome park; no camp sites.
2030 E Street, South Lake
Emerald Bay State Park
This scenic park has a limited number of campsites.
Off 89, Emerald Bay, CA
Tahoe State Recreation Area
This campground located next to the lake is just east of Tahoe City on the north shore.
Hwy. 28, Just Outside Tahoe City
D.L. Bliss State Park
Near Emerald Bay in Tahoma, D.L. Bliss is a scenic area with campsites.
On 89 17 Miles South of Tahoe City
Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park
Campers, trailers allowed at this campground on the west shore of the lake.
West Shore, HW 89 10 Miles South of Tahoe City
Donner Memorial SP
Family campgrounds are available at this California State Park north of the Lake.
In Truckee West of Downtown
Tents, RVs, trailers permitted at this spot a short drive from South Lake.
760 North Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe
National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management campground has a small number of camp sites.
89, West Shore
Elks Point Rd, 1.8 Miles north of Stateline, NV
Fallen Leaf Rd off HW 89, South Lake