Fallen Leaf Campground

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About Fallen Leaf Campground

Description

If you’re looking for a late summer-early fall getaway, Fallen Leaf Campground has your name written all over it. Lesser known than its neighbor, Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf is the better kept secret for outdoor exploring. Cabins, RVs, tents, trailers, whatever you decide, Fallen Leaf has accommodations! Like every good camping ground, animals are easy to spot and protection from Read more...
If you’re looking for a late summer-early fall getaway, Fallen Leaf Campground has your name written all over it. Lesser known than its neighbor, Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf is the better kept secret for outdoor exploring. Cabins, RVs, tents, trailers, whatever you decide, Fallen Leaf has accommodations! Like every good camping ground, animals are easy to spot and protection from certain ones are given; special bear-proof food storage is located at every site. Explore on your own, or seek help from a guide, there is no wrong way to enjoy this picturesque area. From the magical forest to the “I’ve gotta run through these” meadows, every outdoor excursion will end with you smiling and satisfyingly dirty—good thing there are showers!
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 188
  • Phone: (530) 543-2600
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs, Cabins & Lodging

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Hipcamper Tam

Great place! Super clean fully enclosed bathrooms w/ showers, pressure-washed daily. Bring quarters - $1 for 3 min of hot showering. 5 min walk or less from your site to Fallen Leaf Lake, bring your floats/boards/kayaks.

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Hipcamper Megan

Fun campground for hanging out with friends. Not much privacy but enough wooded area for the kids to run through. Bring your bike! Trails connect to bike trail system from the campground. Right on 89 are some great places for sandwiches, coffee, etc...

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Hipcamper Cynthia

This is THE place to camp if you're visiting Lake Tahoe. That is if you can do without electricity & cable tv. Reservation only.
Beautiful campground. All sites seemed good. We had site 75, which is on the outside loop by the trailhead. There is a parking lot next to the site, but we had an entertaining time watching people.
The outside sites are the best. If I remember right, sites 52 & 64 have good views of the river. I would try for them if we ever get to come back.
The inside sites are tucked into the woods. Most are reasonably private. There is no view of Fallen Leaf Lake from any of the campsites.
Bears are active. We put a bag of sweet smelling candy in the bear box & guess who was trying to get at it? Be bear aware!

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Hipcamper Tam

Visit nearby Camp Richardson if you're looking for some civilization. There's a general store, beach w/ rentals, bike rental, bar for a drink, or a giant ice cream cone. It's about a 15 min walk, 5 min bike ride, or 5 min drive.

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Park
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Area
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 543-2600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.926° N, 120.051° W
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Cabin & Lodging: 6 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 182 Sites