Mountain bikers, assemble! William Kent Campground is the perfect place to don those biking shorts and head to the trails. Bike along Lake Tahoe, just be careful that the views don’t distract you too much! To have a break from the biking, you can hang by the shore, playing in and out of the water or weave in and out of the beautiful pine and cedar trees, checking out nature’s bounty. RVs and tents are good to go, and each campsite is equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There are quiet hours—to better appreciate night—so be sure to tell your wild and crazy group.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
73 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


There are a good number of biking trails around Lake Tahoe, especially in the south shore. There are bike paths, dirt roads, si...Read more


Picture this: bright blue skies reflected in glassy water, mountain peaks and trees rising up around you. There isn’t much that...Read more


The lakes here are stunning, and the rivers are just as amazing, offering fantastic fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown, e...Read more


There are over a hundred miles of hiking trails where you can wander through fields of wildflowers, stroll around lakes, and tr...Read more

Horseback riding

Giddy up! There are horse trails around for you and your horsey friend to explore, especially in the backcountry. You’ll need a...Read more


Your flatwater recreation opportunities are limitless at Lake Tahoe! Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, waterskiing, windsurf...Read more

Wind sports

Want some adrenaline-pumping adventure over that beautiful shimmering blue water? Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe are great for...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Looking to drive off road? Who isn’t? Tahoe has quite a few off roading trails, you can see the list here. Rubicon Trail is one...Read more


The Sierras by Lake Tahoe make for excellent climbing and bouldering: the Pie Shop has excellent cragging; Donner Summit has th...Read more

Snow sports

Snow sports became popular at Lake Tahoe from the 1960 Olympic Games at Squaw Valley. Now, there’s snowboarding, skiing, snowmo...Read more


Of course you can swim at Tahoe! Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove, Fallen Leaf, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, and William Kent are campgrounds w...Read more

Wildlife watching

You’ll have no trouble wildlife watching in the Tahoe Basin. There are mountain lions, beavers, martens, black bears, coyotes, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at William Kent Campground.

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate W.
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May 17th, 2016

This was a great little spot just outside Tahoe city, about a 5 minute drive from the high street. We were really lucky to find a campground that was open on the east side of the lake as the summer season had only just opened the day before we arrived!! Situated right across the road from the lake, William Kent is a large campground fitted with about 70 sites. As we were staying really early in the season there was only about 4-5 other guests staying around the camp which made for a lovely peaceful night. There is the sweetest deli right across the road that is fully stocked with go that is fully stocked with gourmet produce that is open late on weekends! $35 to camp, large sites & clean toilets would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Danelle
Danelle B.
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November 15th, 2017

Great place to camp, but make sure you utilize the bear containers or you'll have one mosey through your campsite! :)

Hipcamper Jon
Jon E.
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April 3rd, 2018

A beautiful place to camp! Close to rafting and bike paths.

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Area
United States
Phone Number
(530) 543-2600
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39.139° N, 120.157° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 73 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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