Description

Paddle or motor yourself to a lakeside campsite and sleep above the leftovers of sheer Sierra cliffs that descend into the slender bay to create a designated underwater park where scuba exploration is permitted! Boat-in camp features twenty primitive campsites tucked between the shade of trees, just a hop, skip and a jump from the sweet waters of Emerald Bay. Each campsite Continue reading...
Paddle or motor yourself to a lakeside campsite and sleep above the leftovers of sheer Sierra cliffs that descend into the slender bay to create a designated underwater park where scuba exploration is permitted! Boat-in camp features twenty primitive campsites tucked between the shade of trees, just a hop, skip and a jump from the sweet waters of Emerald Bay. Each campsite has a table, storage locker and a fire ring. Chemical toilets can also be found in the campground, but no showers. If water travel isn’t your jam, Boat-in Camp is accessible via good old fashioned foot travel along the scenic Rubicon trail. Whether you get there by foot, boat or a miraculous sprouting of wings, experiencing the elemental simplicity of Boat-in Camp is truly regenerative.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
114
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No picnic table
Beach
Lake
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Sofia
Sofia
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2017

Need to book well in advance and hike in is quite steep

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Hipcamper Andy
Andy
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2017

Awesome spot to camp if you can get the reservation. The Rubicon trail is quite close and is among the best hikes in Tahoe.

Hipcamper Henna
Henna
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September 7th, 2017

You can also hike in (approx 1 mile). Beautiful campsite right by the bay.

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August 31st, 2018
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May 24th, 2018
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February 28th, 2018
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March 2nd, 2017
Park
Emerald Bay State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 541-3030
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.96° N, 120.097° W
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Tent Only: 45 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 47 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Boat In: 19 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)