This resort town puts campers at the doorstep of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.
On the eastern end of North Lake Tahoe, the largest town on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe is known for its beautiful views, particularly from its many lakeshore mansions and private beaches. Incline Village also offers easy access to the outdoors, with the Flume Trail, East Shore Trail, and Diamond Peak Ski Resort all in town, while nearby Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park is home to both Sand Harbor Beach and the Spooner Backcountry. Campers can stay in town in a cabin with amenities, or pitch a tent in the backcountry along the Tahoe Rim Trail or in the Mt. Rose Wilderness, or seasonally at the Mt. Rose Campground.
Incline Village sits on the northeast corner of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the country, with 72 miles of shoreline. Head south along the Nevada side of the lake for RV and tent camping at Zephyr Cove and Nevada Beach Campground, or Campground by the Lake in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Head west towards Tahoe City for lakeside camping options, including at Tahoe State Recreation Area and at William Kent Campground. On the opposite side of the lake, find scenic camping options at D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park.
Northwest of Incline Village is the popular mountain town of Truckee. Camp along the Truckee River at several campgrounds south of town or head to Prosser, Boca, or Stampede reservoirs or Donner Memorial State Park for water recreation and lakeside and forest camping. Or choose from one of dozens of developed forest service campgrounds in the Tahoe National Forest surrounding Truckee.
For high desert camping, head east over the mountains down to Washoe Valley, which offers year-round camping options around Washoe Lake at Washoe Lake Campground and at Davis Creek Campground. Further south, Carson City, the capital of Nevada, offers several RV parks. Or head east on Highway 50 for history and year-round camping at Dayton State Park and Fort Churchill State Park.
With its location right on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Incline Village sees the most visitors over the summer. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor is held in July and August each year. Winter is also a popular to visit, especially with Diamond Peak and Mount Rose ski resorts so close to town. Spring and fall are good times to visit for outdoor activities and smaller crowds.