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The best camping near Lake Tahoe, California.

California to the west, Nevada to the east, and miles of outdoor fun in between.


Clean camping area with really soft ground
animal poc goat
The Littlest Things Tent Camp
The Littlest Things Tent Camp
Picnic area in the front!
Steven
Steven: Zoe runs a nonprofit that rescues animals. She often does tours with inner city kids so...
Camp under the pines in South Tahoe
Camp under the pines in South Tahoe
Camp under the pines in South Tahoe
Camp under the pines in South Tahoe
Camp under the pines in South Tahoe
Cassandra
Cassandra: Pitch your tent under our pine trees in the secluded area of our property next door to...
Camp around Lake Tahoe in remote forest hideaways or set up camp lakeside for quick access to the water. Car camping is especially popular here. Hike or mountain bike, do a bit of fishing or simply find a shady spot under the pines to relax and enjoy nature at its best. If you'd rather travel by water, you can paddle across to the waterfront boat-in campground in Emerald Bay, Read more...
Camp around Lake Tahoe in remote forest hideaways or set up camp lakeside for quick access to the water. Car camping is especially popular here. Hike or mountain bike, do a bit of fishing or simply find a shady spot under the pines to relax and enjoy nature at its best. If you'd rather travel by water, you can paddle across to the waterfront boat-in campground in Emerald Bay, also accessible by hiking along the scenic Rubicon trail. Although the shores of Lake Tahoe have no shortage of public land perfect for tent or RV camping, the area can also be explored by booking a stay at a private tipi, ranch, or cabin, where you're guaranteed a memorable trip. When planning your trip, check the Forest Service website for seasonal closures, fire alerts and permits. In the Lake Tahoe Basin area, Forest Service campgrounds generally open from mid-May through mid-October, while Tahoe Valley and Zephyr Cove open year round. As a general tip, don't rely on GPS apps to find your way to these more remote campgrounds. Grab a paper map and follow directions carefully so you can arrive in plenty of time to enjoy nature's outdoor playground.
Perfectly shaded, yet warm and sunny
Beautiful 40 acres to explore
Great campsite in the woods
Huge picnic tables at every site - perfect for cooking a delicious camp dinner!
Large campsite with plenty of shade!
Old West Ranch Site #2
100% 38 Responses
$60/night
Ryan
Ryan: Not sure I want to review this place for fear it might become too popular! This was on...
The cabin has a great little deck that gets tons of sun. (And at night it makes for a good stargazing platform!)
The big cabin windows get direct sunlight in the afternoon. You wouldn't expect there to be as much light as there is, considering you're in the middle of the woods.
The loft sleeps two people comfortably, and has a great view of the site.
The Pioneer Trail is a 5-minute walk from the cabin. It's 25 mile long trail that weaves through dense forests and ice cold rivers, with sweeping views and complete privacy. On our 10-mile run, we didn't bump into a single person.
Towering trees make the cabin look miniature.
Muirs Muse Retreat
98% 104 Responses
$70/night
Jeffrey
Jeffrey: We had an excellent stay at Muirs Muse over Memorial Day weekend! The setting of the t...
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States. At 1,645 feet in Crystal Bay it could easily submerge the Willis (Sears) Tower.
Great site!
Waterfalls and wading pools just a few miles from Silver Fork
An organic blackberry pie from the farmers market leaving SF will go perfectly with a campfire
Huge site, well shaded and lots of room to ride and explore
Beautiful pond fed by a natural spring, surrounded by flowers
Old West Ranch Site #1
98% 33 Responses
$60/night
Kelly
Kelly: Silver Fork Ranch is an amazing property! We camped and had a great weekend exploring t...
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
There is definitely enough space to set up the tent off of the platform, but we thought, "why not?".
For whatever reason, pitching the tent on the platform changed the whole feel for us.  So much fun!
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
100% 27 Responses
$90/night
Luis
Luis: This is an amazing place! totally recommended, Greg and Laurie are excellent hosts. Th...
The lake's water is 99.994% pure, earning it the accolade of the nation's best drinking water.

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The camp has some space, and you can easily fit another tent on the site and/or the platform would be a great place to do some cowboy camping. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
The simple joys of life. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
There may or may not have been a Viking on site. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
For whatever reason, pitching the tent on the platform changed the whole feel for us.  So much fun! Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Enough space in the meadow for a quick game of  _________. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
#6 Private Camping along Creek
100% 7 Responses
$65/night
Savannah
Savannah: This site was great! It was beautiful, even at the end of the summer. There was plenty ...
It's a small but absolutely beautiful space to stay in!
The wagon area is graveled and fenced in.
Big and beautiful tree further down the trails.
The beautiful and refreshing American River in Coloma nearby where gold was first discovered! See where the original Sutter's Mill only 20 minutes away.
The view on the drive up at sunset.
Vintage Shepard's Wagon
97% 64 Responses
$70/night
Jay
Jay: I had an excellent stay on Angela and Jeff's property. I didn't get to meet Angela in p...
On average, Lake Tahoe holds an incredible 39 trillion gallons of water, enough to cover California to a depth of 14.5 inches.
A closer look at the hilltop tent site, which is located near the mouth of the property-wide trail. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
There is definitely enough space to set up the tent off of the platform, but we thought, "why not?".  Photo by Nic Castellanos.
 For whatever reason, pitching the tent on the platform changed the whole feel for us.  So much fun! Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Enough space in the meadow for a quick game of  _________. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
 The camp has some space, and you can easily fit another tent on the site and/or the platform would be a great place to do some cowboy camping. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
#9 Platform Camping Creek View
100% 3 Responses
$70/night
Maya
Maya: Greg and Laurie were awesome host and the campsite has everything you need!
Camp on top of the hill in the shade!
Picnic table at site #3.
Water access at the top of the hill.
Campsite #1 - Great for hanging a hammock.
Campsite #2 - Under a large oak
Columbia Flat
96% 121 Responses
$45/night
Jay
Jay: Angela and Jeff's property is truly a hidden gem! It’s tucked away in the mountains but...
At more than 2 million years old, Lake Tahoe is one of the 20 oldest lakes in the world.
A wide open field next to the campsites provides the perfect viewing opportunity of the night sky
View from the tent
Tent among the trees at campsite 2
Overview of campsite 2
Another beautiful field on the property. Trails on the property provide a great opportunity to walk among the trees
Madrone Tree Hill
96% 114 Responses
$48/night
Emma
Emma: Campsites here are absurdly close. I was hoping for more of a private camping experien...
Our breakfast setup.
Cool view of the mountains off in the distance.
Eva getting the bedding set up for the night.
Got to see a beautiful sunset on a cloudless sky!
Our campsite just after the sun went down.
Stagecoach Acres
100% 8 Responses
$20/night
Jordan
Jordan: As soon as we arrived Patricia offered us Iced Tea to cool off, and showed us the camps...
Lake Tahoe's name originates from the Washoe Native Americans who called the Lake "da ow" meaning "edge of the lake."
Baby bird checking out the scene
Exploring is good for soul and great for young, developing minds
The creek in all its afternoon glory
Home sweet home
An honest to goodness teepee!
#3 Family Teepee Creekside
100% 15 Responses
$120/night
Shweta
Shweta: Lovely hosts, amazing place and beautiful experience. Couldn't have picked up a better ...
Huge site, with trees and a gorgeous meadow
Plenty of shade
Stellar tent views!
Fire pit + a couch!
Grills and grates on the fire pits were perfect for cooking!
Old West Ranch Site #3
95% 30 Responses
$60/night
Kelly
Kelly: Beautiful site next to a wild flower filled meadow. This site is perfect for stargazing...
Afternoon light makes this glamping tent feel homey and welcoming
There's a whole lot of trouble right thetre
A few of the details on the inside are what make the difference
Front porch for the weekend
Glamping tents along the creek are nice and cozy digs for those who aren't really into the "roughing it" thing.  Or those who just want to enjoy a few more comforts.
#1Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
100% 17 Responses
$150/night
Melanie
Melanie: Our family of 4 had a great time glamping here. Greg was lovely and super accommodating...
#5 Private Camping along Creek
#5 Private Camping along Creek
#5 Private Camping along Creek
There is definitely enough space to set up the tent off of the platform, but we thought, "why not?".  Photo by Nic Castellanos.
The simple joys of life. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Tami
Tami: Camp Nauvoo is a great campground. Greg and Laurie are wonderful, attentive hosts. Camp...
A view of campsite 12 from he other side of the creek.
#12 Private Camping along Creek
#12 Private Camping along Creek
 Enough space in the meadow for a quick game of  _________. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
The simple joys of life. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Stephanie
Stephanie: Loved the summer camp vibe at this gem. Greg and Laurie were so generous and accommodat...
Welcome to the river!
Golden Mandala Yurt
Golden Mandala Yurt
Golden Mandala Yurt
Golden Mandala Yurt
Morgan
Morgan: Staying in the yurt was a great experience! I've never slept so close to a river, and t...
Tipi
River stop along the way
Lake fed by the spring.
Campfire vibes
First of several great waterfalls just a couple miles down the road!
Tipi Camping
100% 25 Responses
$120/night
Lisa
Lisa: Our stay at Tipi Camping at Silver Fork Ranch was incredible! This campsite is perfectl...
There is definitely enough space to set up the tent off of the platform, but we thought, "why not?".  Photo by Nic Castellanos.
 For whatever reason, pitching the tent on the platform changed the whole feel for us.  So much fun! Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Enough space in the meadow for a quick game of  _________. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
The camp has some space, and you can easily fit another tent on the site and/or the platform would be a great place to do some cowboy camping. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
The simple joys of life. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Amber
Amber: Wow. Just, wow. My family of 5 booked this last minute, not knowing what to expect and ...