Camping in South Lake Tahoe
Summer time is fast approaching and while there are many great things to do in Lake Tahoe, camping is a favorite past time of locals and tourists alike. With all the outdoor recreation available within minutes no matter where you are located, it is no wonder people make Lake Tahoe a summer destination. If you like to camp and are thinking of making this wonderful area your next vacation, look no further. While Lake Tahoe features plenty of places for you to set up your tent or your camper, these are a few of our favorites.
Located on the California side, Camp Richardson is a lakeside favorite. Along with a lodge and cabins for rent, there is a camp site, general store, marina and year round outdoor activities. The Beacon, the restaurant at Camp Richardson, offers lake view dining and is well known for their Rum Runners.
Similar to Camp Richardson in amenities is Zephyr Cove. This camping spot also features a lodge, an RV park and cabins. Across the street are the lakeside restaurant, general store and marina with an abundance of activities. There are cruises, parasailing, jet skis and more. If you prefer to stay on land, the beach is nice and sandy and allows for bbq’s and volleyball all in one great spot. Not to mention, they feature live music and there is a bar right on the sand.
Fallen Leaf campground is another fave. Nestled in the tall pines, Fallen Leaf Lake is a short walking distance away. Along with tent and RV sites, there are also a limited number of yurts available. While not on Lake Tahoe, this location also features water sports from tubing to water skiing to fishing with several great hiking and biking spots right at your fingertips.
Another great spot for RV’s and Tents is Tahoe Valley Campground. With its convenient location and great amenities, the token non camper of the family will enjoy themselves just as much as everyone else. There is a heated pool, laundry and shower facilities, as well as a store and internet. There are also karaoke nights, movie nights and ice cream socials bringing all the campers together.
If you want a camping experience that is much more rustic and remote, consider the Desolation Wilderness. This consists of almost 64,000 acres of forest. You can hike, bike and rock climb with the endless supply of Mother Nature’s resources. You will have to get a permit to camp in this area, but fees are affordable and permits are easy to obtain.