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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.


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
Emma
Emma: Cassandra was a great host and gave us useful advice. The property is perfecly located ...
#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!
Canvas tent provided
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
100% 28 Responses
$90/night
Luis
Luis: This is an amazing place! totally recommended, Greg and Laurie are excellent hosts. Th...
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.
Eating breakfast on the cute lil stoop.
cabin lodging
There's a picnic table and fire pit right outside the cabin. Make sure there isn't a fire ban in place while you're there.
cabin forest lodging
cabin lodging
Cabin provided
Katie
Katie: My time at Holum Hill was absolutely lovely. Easy to find with the hosts' directions - ...
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% 9 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 is the second deepest lake in the United States. At 1,645 feet in Crystal Bay it could easily submerge the Willis (Sears) Tower.
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% 51 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.
Cabin provided
Muirs Muse Retreat
98% 117 Responses
$70/night
Jeffrey
Jeffrey: We had an excellent stay at Muirs Muse over Memorial Day weekend! The setting of the t...
The lake's water is 99.994% pure, earning it the accolade of the nation's best drinking water.

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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.
RV or Trailer provided
Vintage Shepard's Wagon
97% 67 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...
picnic and cooking area
Camp cooking
An outhouse for campers
Picnic / campfire area
firewood
Charlie
Charlie: I had a great stay at Christina's property! She was super accommodating. We were able t...
On average, Lake Tahoe holds an incredible 39 trillion gallons of water, enough to cover California to a depth of 14.5 inches.
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
97% 168 Responses
$48/night
Clayton
Clayton: Madrone Tree Hill is a great place to camp. Gordon was very thoughtful and made sure I ...
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
97% 39 Responses
$60/night
Kelly
Kelly: Silver Fork Ranch is an amazing property! We camped and had a great weekend exploring t...
At more than 2 million years old, Lake Tahoe is one of the 20 oldest lakes in the world.
Campsite
Cabin on the farm
tent people lodging
The Shaded Walnut
people food camper
The Shaded Walnut
98% 27 Responses
$35/night
Jane
Jane: This hipcamp site was incredible! It was amazing to be on a working farm and the host l...
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...
Lake Tahoe's name originates from the Washoe Native Americans who called the Lake "da ow" meaning "edge of the lake."
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% 136 Responses
$45/night
Jay
Jay: Angela and Jeff's property is truly a hidden gem! It’s tucked away in the mountains but...
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
95% 11 Responses
$65/night
Savannah
Savannah: This site was great! It was beautiful, even at the end of the summer. There was plenty ...
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
96% 40 Responses
$60/night
Kelly
Kelly: Beautiful site next to a wild flower filled meadow. This site is perfect for stargazing...
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.
Canvas tent provided
Amber
Amber: Wow. Just, wow. My family of 5 booked this last minute, not knowing what to expect and ...
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!
Canvas tent provided
#3 Family Teepee Creekside
100% 16 Responses
$120/night
Shweta
Shweta: Lovely hosts, amazing place and beautiful experience. Couldn't have picked up a better ...
#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.
Canvas tent provided
Tami
Tami: Camp Nauvoo is a great campground. Greg and Laurie are wonderful, attentive hosts. Camp...
Madrone Tree Hill - RV Hilltop
Madrone Tree Hill - RV Hilltop
Madrone Tree Hill - RV Hilltop
Madrone Tree Hill - RV Hilltop
Madrone Tree Hill - RV Hilltop
Hal
Hal: Great sites!! Gordon (owner) was extremely helpful and made sure we had what we needed....
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.
Canvas tent provided
#1Glamping Safari Tent on Creek
100% 21 Responses
$150/night
Melanie
Melanie: Our family of 4 had a great time glamping here. Greg was lovely and super accommodating...