So close, yet so secluded! Tahoe Mountain Camp is 10 minutes from Donner Summit and 15 to Donner Lake and Truckee. Located in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest on a large private and secure stretch of mountain evergreens. With 20 acres and only 50 sites, there is plenty of space between sites. We have about 10 swimming holes along the falls that run through about 1/2 mile
So close, yet so secluded! Tahoe Mountain Camp is 10 minutes from Donner Summit and 15 to Donner Lake and Truckee. Located in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest on a large private and secure stretch of mountain evergreens. With 20 acres and only 50 sites, there is plenty of space between sites. We have about 10 swimming holes along the falls that run through about 1/2 mile from Camp, some sites listed are rugged, there are also remote 4x4 access only sites not listed, message me for info. A trail from camp will lead you up to Cascade, Kidd and Long Lakes and all the trails through Royal Gorge and Donner Summit. We have pure spring water to fill your tanks, as well as tables, chairs, ez up tents, and water jugs available.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Tahoe Mountain Camp in California.
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Hands down great experience! The site is gorgeous and Chaz is so welcoming and accommodating. I highly recommend this location for couples, solo, and/or families. We will definitely be back soon; and next time, I’m renting the Polaris from them 😉
An amazing trip ! The site has these amazing swimming holes and waterfalls that are so underrated! Chaz made our trip so memorable, he was nice and a fun guy always checking in. Felt very safe. A great campground for young adults! A Labor Day weekend well spent. !!!
Chaz is awesome!
Chaz was so friendly and made us feel welcomed right away. Our site was a little secluded so he helped us find our site and checked in on us later. The campgrounds were beautiful, clean, and well maintained with some great trails for hiking/biking. There’s a gas station right at the entrance which is great for snacks/drinks and fueling up before heading out. Conveniently located near Tahoe without all the crowds. There was a band playing one night which was a lot of fun. Stopped at 10 for quiet time. We stayed on 4th of July weekend so I’m not sure if this is a normal occurrence, but it made for a fun stay. I would definitely recommend staying here if you’re looking for a spot near Tahoe.
Great views, private sites!
This place is great! The sites are very private and spread out. There are nice amenities (toilets, water, swimming hope, etc). Definitely bring your bug spray though!
We had a great stsy. Chaz was very helpful. Even gave us a ride a couple times. Thank you Chaz. We enjoyed our stay. The swimming hole was awesome! Steep for my older dog. Wish my older dog could've made it to Cascade. Next time
Great place! The campsites are spaced out and the hike to the water was really pretty! We will definitely be back! Really is a great find if you are self sufficient and like your privacy and space.
Trash & glass strewn. rude host
Camp elsewhere! This campground was grossly misrepresented, overpriced and hosted by a man who was so condescending, rude and unsettling that we almost didn't stay the night. We attempted to follow instructions to go directly to our site once we reached the "campground" at the top of the hill if no one was there to check us in. We slowly drove the grounds trying to find our site number and instead found a mountaintop recently overlogged, huge heaps of trash and an old refrigerator in the riverbed. When we paused to assess our options, we were quickly approached by the host (Chaz) in a cart who immediately laid into me with aggressive, condescending and somewhat incoherent directives about where I supposed to have stopped to check in (there were no signs and no one present) and where we should have known to stop and camp. We were finally able to get him to point us to where we should pitch our tent, since we deduced from his nervous talking that our site was not actually available or didn't exist at all (?) When he circled back later we asked for water, which is listed as one of the amenities, the host gestured to the back of his cart as if that's where the water was, but when I pointed out that nothing was there he assured me that he would be back around soon with water for us. He never returned.
A couple more relevant details~
*The next morning we discovered that the ground was covered in broken glass.
*There were 2 pairs of porto potties, all of them were SO FULL! The piles of poo were less than 12 inches from the seat itself. Health Hazard.
*There's a train close by that is loud and regularly traveled. Good info if you're a light sleeper.
I've HipCamped a lot and this was by far the worst experience I've ever had.
Awful. Just awful.
This was a great spot, especially if you come self-sufficient. Chaz was a great host, he checked in with us as soon as we found our spot and made sure we were all set. Very friendly and welcoming! I was impressed at the amount of open space in between campsites, much more than your typical developed campgrounds. The walk to the watering holes was a great payoff with beautiful clean running water and a great place to cool off on a hot day. If coming with a rig/RV, I would recommend checking in with Chaz before booking to make sure the campsite is a good one. He recommended a spot for us that was PERFECT! We will be back!