Campgrounds in Lake Tahoe

One of the cheapest (and best) ways to stay in Lake Tahoe is at the various campgrounds around the area. You can camp right on the lake, up in the mountains or in some hidden backcountry just off a trail.

If you want to be right by the lake or you want a great view of the lake, camp at either D.L. Bliss State Park's campground or Sugar Pine Point's campground. Bayview Campground near Emerald Bay has a nice view and some hiking trails into the foothills. Emerald Bay has a campground on the east side of the bay as well as a boat-in campground on the west side.

For larger RVs, try Camp Richardson on the South Shore or Zephyr Cove on the East Shore. These places can get crowded in the summer, though. For some places just outside of Tahoe, visit Blue Lakes, Caples, Silver Lake or Lake Kirkwood off of Hwy. 88 near Meyers. These campgrounds get less people, especially during the week.

For some backcountry hiking and camping, visit Desolation Wilderness where there are numerous alpine lakes and flat areas to pitch a tent. An overnight backcountry permit will be required.

Bayview Campground

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Blue Lake (Lower) Campground

26820 Silver Drive

Big Meadows Campground is located on the southeast shores of Lower Blue Lake. In addition to offering camping facilities, the site provides close access to activities such as boating, fishing, swimming and hiking... read more

Caples Lake Campground

26820 Silver Drive

Caples Lake Campground is located adjacent to Highway 88, near to Kirkwood. Boating, fishing, swimming and hiking offered... read more

Blue Lake Dam ( Upper ) Campground

26820 Silver Drive

Upper Blue Lake Dam campground is located on the southeast shore of Upper Blue Lake. In addition to offering camping facilities, the site provides close access to activities such as boating, fishing, swimming and hiking... read more

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China Flat Campground

4260 Eight Mile Road

China Flat is located on the Silver Fork of the American River. In addition to offering camping facilities, the site provides close access to fishing, swimming and scenic views... read more

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Zephyr Cove Resort & Lake Tahoe Cruises

900 Ski Run Blvd # 201

Tahoe's authentic Mississippi paddlewheeler...
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Desolation Wilderness

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3070 Camino Heights Drive

The higher you hike up, the fewer people you will see... read more

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Emerald Bay State Park

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Gorgeous bay by Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm...
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Silver Lake West Campground

26820 Silver Drive

Silver Lake West Campground provides close access for boating, fishing and swimming on the Silver Lake. Additionally the site provides opportunities to hike along several trails... read more

Kirkwood Lake Campground

26820 Silver Drive

Kirkwood Lake Campground provides close access to Kirkwood Lake. Visitors would be able to participate in activities such as boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking... read more
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