Oh man, this is one seriously great piece of camping in Eldorado. Lovers Leap Campground is known for its picturesque sites and for being right nearby to some of the best rock climbing in this neck of the woods. Only steps away from Lovers Leap, spent your nights camping under the stars, and your days climbing up some craggy rock faces. Hmm, what could possibly be better?

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
21 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


The area surrounding Lake Tahoe offers plenty of biking opportunities. There aren’t too many trails around Eldorado specifica...Read more


If you’re looking to wake up and get out on the water, you’re in luck. Many of the campgrounds are located along lakes and re...Read more


Aside from the 11 reservoirs and lakes, there are hundreds of lakes in the wilderness areas that will answer all of your fishin...Read more


With over 350 miles of hiking trails, you can walk along the foothills or trek through the Sierras and you’ll see stunning view...Read more

Horseback riding

Hay horse friends, hit the trail! There are some pretty cool trails , like the Horse Canyon trail, the Emigrant Lake trail, an...Read more


Wilderness areas only allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and paddlers of all kinds, should head over t...Read more

Wind sports

Union Valley Reservoir seems to be the only place that allows kiteboarding and windsurfing, but you should ask a ranger, if thi...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Popular OHV routes are Elkins Flat , a whopping 69 mile trail perfect for motorcycles, and Gold Note , a 30 mile route great ...Read more


Do you love rock climbing? Then head to Lover’s Leap, a granite formation, perfect for climbing and bouldering. At almost 600 f...Read more

Snow sports

Your recreation opportunities continue into the winter, with skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, xc skiing and snowshoeing ...Read more


Water lovers should stay at these campgrounds if they’re looking to get some good swimming in. Reservoirs, lakes, and the sor...Read more

Whitewater paddling

One of the most popular whitewater trips is the south fork of the American River, which runs through Eldorado National Forest. ...Read more

Wildlife watching

There are almost 350 different species living in here… Holy cow! Common Sierra dwellers like mule deer, mountain lions, bears, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Lovers Leap Campground.

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Beth C.
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February 24th, 2017

Gets packed on weekends with climbers

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May 19th, 2018

My boyfriend and I have camped here more times than I can count, both with friends and on our own. It's definitely not for those looking for a campground with lots of amenities, but it has everything we personally need! There's a good mix of sunny and shady sites to fit whatever you may be looking for, and has great access to lots of trad climbing and a couple of beautiful hikes. Definitely our most visited campground!

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Eldorado National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 622-5061
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38.8° N, 120.14° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 21 Sites
(Up to people per site)
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