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Lake Tahoe Guide
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The 20 best camping spots near Lake Tahoe, California.

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

Irish Creek Camp
Francesco
Francesco: Irish Creek Camp is a fantastic place! It was exactly as advertised and what I was looking for – a...
Columbia Flat
Jay
Jay: Angela and Jeff's property is truly a hidden gem! It’s tucked away in the mountains but with so much...
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.
Earth Castle Retreat
Jay
Jay: I had an awesome stay at ECR! The host, Anna Thea, was incredibly kind and welcoming. I had a great...
Vintage Shepard's Wagon
Jay
Jay: I had an excellent stay on Angela and Jeff's property. I didn't get to meet Angela in person but Jeff...
Lake Tahoe's name originates from the Washoe Native Americans who called the Lake "da ow" meaning "edge of the lake."
#4 Canvas Tent Creekside
Luis
Luis: This is an amazing place! totally recommended, Greg and Laurie are excellent hosts. The place is...
Old West Ranch Site #1
Kelly
Kelly: Silver Fork Ranch is an amazing property! We camped and had a great weekend exploring the property and...
At more than 2 million years old, Lake Tahoe is one of the 20 oldest lakes in the world.
Old West Ranch Site #2
Steve
Steve: From the moment you drive off the I50, along the meandering and beautiful Silverfork Rd and through...
Muirs Muse Retreat
Jeffrey
Jeffrey: We had an excellent stay at Muirs Muse over Memorial Day weekend! The setting of the tiny house was...
On average, Lake Tahoe holds an incredible 39 trillion gallons of water, enough to cover California to a depth of 14.5 inches.
Tipi Camping
Lisa
Lisa: Our stay at Tipi Camping at Silver Fork Ranch was incredible! This campsite is perfectly situated on...
Boat-In Campground
Sofia
Sofia: Need to book well in advance and hike in is quite steep
The lake's water is 99.994% pure, earning it the accolade of the nation's best drinking water.
Yuba Canyon Vistas
Molly
Molly: We would definitely recommend Yuba Canyon Vistas. Robert was wonderful and very helpful. We got a bit...
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.
Trailer In The Woods
Spencer
Spencer: This was by far one of my favorite camping experiences! Beautiful atmosphere and great owners!
Meeks Bay Campground
B
B: Best part about this campground is that it has great beach access - all sites are just a short stroll...
Beach Camp
Jason
Jason: DL Bliss has several campground loops. The Beach Loop is by far the best, as you just walk down the...
Wrights Lake Campground
Maya
Maya: We came here on the suggestion of rangers when we failed to find an open space at the neighbouring...
Ice House Campground
Michael
Michael: I have camped here as a kid with my parents. Know the place pretty well. Beautiful campground, great...
Gerle Creek Campground
Katie
Katie: This place is beautiful! Lots of trees and granite everywhere. The campground feels very spacious. The...
Old West Ranch Site #4
Katy
Katy: Perfect weekend getaway. Rod was a great host with plenty of tips about hikes and other activities in...