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 has 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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

The scenic emerald bay area will reward your tired biking legs with incredible vantage points - the kind of views that make w...Read more

Boating

Have you heard of lake tahoe? that tiny lil’ water recreation gem no one really knows about yet, where you can motor around thr...Read more

Fishing

At nearby d.l. bliss state park’s lester and calawee cove beaches, fishing enthusiasts can cast their line for rainbow, brown a...Read more

Hiking

We’re talking tree shaded curves that shape shift into steep canyon walls which metamorphosize into hidden lake havens. emeral...Read more

Paddling

Do you relish the smooth slice of wood through lake water, as you glide via kayak (or canoe) toward a campsite destination so p...Read more

Wind sports

Make friends with the wind and refine your windsurfing or kiteboarding expertise in the waters of tahoe when you go play at eme...Read more

Snow sports

Snowshoeing trails await your powdery imprint, particularly along the cascade lake trail . don’t save emerald bay for the summ...Read more

Swimming

When gazing at a photo of emerald bay’s glassy cove as it merges, seamlessly, with the grander expanse of lake tahoe, the fir...Read more

Wildlife watching

A birder might just wet themselves on an emerald bay trail, when ospreys, bald eagles, western tanagers, white headed and pilea...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Boat-In Campground.

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Hipcamper Sofia
Sofia I.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2017

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

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe in September
Hipcamper Andy
Andy P.
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 A.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2017

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

Sunrise on the bay
Hipcamper Jill G.
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August 31st, 2018
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November 10th, 2018
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May 24th, 2018
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August 18th, 2017
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May 7th, 2017
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May 3rd, 2017
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April 23rd, 2017
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April 18th, 2017
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April 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Christine S.
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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)