If you’re looking for a late summer-early fall getaway, Fallen Leaf Campground has your name written all over it. Lesser known than its neighbor, Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf is the better kept secret for outdoor exploring. Cabins, RVs, tents, trailers, whatever you decide, Fallen Leaf has accommodations! Like every good camping ground, animals are easy to spot and protection from certain ones are given; special bear-proof food storage is located at every site. Explore on your own, or seek help from a guide, there is no wrong way to enjoy this picturesque area. From the magical forest to the “I’ve gotta run through these" meadows, every outdoor excursion will end with you smiling and satisfyingly dirty—good thing there are showers!
Lodging provided
Cabin, Tent or RV sites
188 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


There are a good number of biking trails around Lake Tahoe, especially in the south shore. There are bike paths, dirt roads, si...Read more


Picture this: bright blue skies reflected in glassy water, mountain peaks and trees rising up around you. There isn’t much that...Read more


The lakes here are stunning, and the rivers are just as amazing, offering fantastic fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown, e...Read more


There are over a hundred miles of hiking trails where you can wander through fields of wildflowers, stroll around lakes, and tr...Read more

Horseback riding

Giddy up! There are horse trails around for you and your horsey friend to explore, especially in the backcountry. You’ll need a...Read more


Your flatwater recreation opportunities are limitless at Lake Tahoe! Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, waterskiing, windsurf...Read more

Wind sports

Want some adrenaline-pumping adventure over that beautiful shimmering blue water? Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe are great for...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Looking to drive off road? Who isn’t? Tahoe has quite a few off roading trails, you can see the list here. Rubicon Trail is one...Read more


The Sierras by Lake Tahoe make for excellent climbing and bouldering: the Pie Shop has excellent cragging; Donner Summit has th...Read more

Snow sports

Snow sports became popular at Lake Tahoe from the 1960 Olympic Games at Squaw Valley. Now, there’s snowboarding, skiing, snowmo...Read more


Of course you can swim at Tahoe! Nevada Beach, Zephyr Cove, Fallen Leaf, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, and William Kent are campgrounds w...Read more

Wildlife watching

You’ll have no trouble wildlife watching in the Tahoe Basin. There are mountain lions, beavers, martens, black bears, coyotes, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Fallen Leaf Campground.

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Hipcamper Adam
Adam M.
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September 30th, 2018

Was at site 123. Good site, near bathrooms but not close to other people. Wish there were more trees on the East side as the sun was blinding in the morning. If I were to go again I would stay around site 86, on the bottom of the loop. Close to the lake and bathrooms, trees on east and west, with a big open prairie nearby.

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Cynthia K.
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June 4th, 2017

This is THE place to camp if you're visiting Lake Tahoe. That is if you can do without electricity & cable tv. Reservation only.
Beautiful campground. All sites seemed good. We had site 75, which is on the outside loop by the trailhead. There is a parking lot next to the site, but we had an entertaining time watching people.
The outside sites are the best. If I remember right, sites 52 & 64 have good views of the river. I would try for them if we ever get to come back.
The inside sites are tucked into the woods. Most are reasonably private. There is no view of Fallen Leaf Lake from any of the campsites.
Bears are active. We put a bag of sweet smelling candy in the bear box & guess who was trying to get at it? Be bear aware!

Hipcamper Tam
Tam P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 9th, 2015

Visit nearby Camp Richardson if you're looking for some civilization. There's a general store, beach w/ rentals, bike rental, bar for a drink, or a giant ice cream cone. It's about a 15 min walk, 5 min bike ride, or 5 min drive.

Hipcamper Tam
Tam P.
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July 9th, 2015

Great place! Super clean fully enclosed bathrooms w/ showers, pressure-washed daily. Bring quarters - $1 for 3 min of hot showering. 5 min walk or less from your site to Fallen Leaf Lake, bring your floats/boards/kayaks.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan B.
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March 20th, 2015

Fun campground for hanging out with friends. Not much privacy but enough wooded area for the kids to run through. Bring your bike! Trails connect to bike trail system from the campground. Right on 89 are some great places for sandwiches, coffee, etc...

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
United States
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(530) 543-2600
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38.926° N, 120.051° W
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Cabin & Lodging: 6 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 182 Sites
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