Description

Getting up close and personal with Lake Tahoe is what this park is all about, and with more than 200 spots up for grabs (and they go fast!) there are plenty of opportunities to commune with nature. Pine Campground is the largest in the park, and is located next to the ranger station. It is also about a mile away from the beach, so bring a wagon for your gear and make sure your cooler is on wheels. The area is spotted with boulders and pine groves, creating nice play areas if you are bringing little ones (and nice scenery if you are not). It is also closest to the firewood sales, making it primo realty for chilly nights. The outer loop sites are a little more spacious, but if you are planning to camp with friends or neighbors and want to be closer together, go for an inner loop spot.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
140 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

There is mountain biking on designated dirt roads, paved roads and trails. Bikers can cruise around the park or down to the wat...Read more

Boating

Ready to get out on that gorgeous turquoise water? Boating is one of THE things to do on Lake Tahoe, and the best way to see th...Read more

Fishing

Anglers are welcome to try their luck at catching one of the several species of fish successfully introduced into the lake, inc...Read more

Hiking

DL Bliss is home to some of the best hiking in Lake Tahoe, and is known for its gorgeous vistas and beautifully built trails wi...Read more

Paddling

Every kayaker (and canoer!) worth their paddle knows that where there is water, there is an opportunity to explore, and Lake Ta...Read more

Climbing

Ready to get off the beaten path? DL Bliss offers here several opportunities for rock climbers, with gritty granite right by ...Read more

Swimming

One of the best ways to experience Lake Tahoe is to take a swim in its cool, clear waters. At DL Bliss, two beaches, Lester Bea...Read more

Wildlife watching

The Lake Tahoe basin, with it is home to 290 animal species and more than 1,000 plants, including including ospreys, bald eagle...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pine Campground.

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Forest
Lake
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Kathy
Kathy A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 4th, 2015

Stayed at Upper Pine #37 and #38. Enough distance between camps for privacy. Drive to beach - walk down/up is too far to carry stuff/small kids. #37 was hot and dusty - #38 more shaded and less dusty.

Hipcamper Sasha
Sasha C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 10th, 2015

Coincidentally also stayed at sites 37 + 38 with a larger group! Together, they were HUGE and very flat; we easily could have accommodated three+ tents at each site. Tons of space, and a water spigot right at our cars!

Hipcamper Jay
Jay L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 5th, 2020

Upper Pines Campground #74

Pros:
-Ice sold at campsite for $4 per pack - proceeds go to state park
-Clean bathrooms close-by
-Partial shade
-Close ~ 1mi. walk to Lester beach, calawee cove
-Accessible ~0.2 mi to Rubicon trail
-Large bear locker
-Flat/even campsite

Minor Cons:
-no views of lake tahoe
-no privacy
-1st night- no mosquitoes, 2nd night - several mosquitoes

Hipcamper Jay
Jay L.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

forgot to press recommend - friendly rangers, would come here again!

Hipcamper Kellee B.
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August 31st, 2018
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January 22nd, 2019
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July 26th, 2017
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June 19th, 2017
Hipcamper Ansley L.
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April 22nd, 2017
Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(530) 525-9529
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.987° N, 120.103° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 58 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 50 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 81 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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