Lake Tahoe California Campgrounds

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Lake Tahoe offers an incredible landscape for camping, and you’ll discover a number of public campgrounds providing convenient facilities, spectacular views and a wide range of lakeside activities.

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is the third deepest lake in North America and has stunning natural features surrounding, with sights and activities that attract many to come and enjoy this mountain wonderland. You will discover Lake Tahoe provides great water activities for the whole family, including swimming, fishing and boating.

When you plan a getaway to Lake Tahoe in the summer, you can include trying out the challenging golf courses, riding a mountain bike on back roads or just walking around the lake for some quiet and solitude. Visit the historic estates around the lake, ride horseback in the forest. The fun is never ending.

Camping in the national forest around Lake Tahoe is a scenic experience, with towering peaks, mature forests and wilderness trails to follow into the backcountry. The National Forest and State Park campgrounds are a great base camp for your Tahoe vacation.

For reservations with the forest service campgrounds, call 877-444-6777. For reservations with the State Park campgrounds, call 800-444-7275.

Length of Stay

The maximum length of stay in the national forest campgrounds is 14 days.

Camping Areas/Locations

Find the campgrounds around Lake Tahoe.


The National Forest campgrounds are typically open from May to October.


For forest service-run campgrounds, fees range from $15 to $25 per night. This can vary for other campgrounds depending on facilities and hookups.