Hipcamp host Chaz S.,
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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

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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. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
50 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Chaz a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tahoe Mountain Camp in California.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
River
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Madison
Madison M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
August 9th, 2020

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 😉

Hipcamper Sheridan
Sheridan L.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

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. !!!

Tahoe Mountain Camp
Hipcamper Valentina

Chaz is awesome!

Valentina P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 50)
July 5th, 2021

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.

Sunset off the swimming hole trail. Our secluded campsite.
Hipcamper Chaz
Response from Chaz, the Host, on July 10th, 2021

We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed you stay, we enjoyed hosting you as well! We pride ourselves on having many more secluded, private spots for those who enjoy Really getting away. We hope to see you again soon!

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Hipcamper Vick

Great views, private sites!

Vick S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 50)
June 13th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Jessica

Definitely recommend!

Jessica T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 49)
June 29th, 2021

Peaceful campsite with lots of room, i enjoyed staying here and loved that i was able to rent a little portable stove! The stay was amazing :)

Hipcamper Amber
Amber D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2021

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

Hipcamper Chaz
Response from Chaz, the Host, on July 10th, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review us Amber! While the swimming holes are such a blast for almost all, we understand it can be tricky and too steep for some. We have been working on the pathway and building steps to make it more accessible for everyone! We hope to host you again in the future!

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Hipcamper Tom

Fantastic place

Tom A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 39)
July 6th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Chaz
Response from Chaz, the Host, on July 10th, 2021

Happy to hear we’ll be seeing you again in the future Tom! Thank you for staying with us!

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Hipcamper Raven

Trash & glass strewn. rude host

Raven T.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 20)
August 4th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Tom

Awesome place!

Tom A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 38)
July 7th, 2021

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!

Property
Charles S.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$55/night
50 Sites