Estimated price based on 1 car and 2 persons with a tent, camper or caravan.
Campsite opened from 01 January till 31 December
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A great lake for a Summer dip with cool, crystal clear water. Not as crowded as Lake Tahoe but just across the street basically. Beaches are pebble and not sand but I don’t mind that. The campground is large with a camp store, clean, warm showers ($1 for 3 min), get tokens at kiosk outside camp store, and flush toilets. Sites vary, some very large and private, others closer together and less private but all larger than average. Water spigots can be a bit of a hike from some sites. Very quiet during our stay. Our site also backed up to a stream and the sound of flowing water could be heard from the site. One of my favorite campgrounds. No dump station but some nearby. I believe $10 parking for day use well worth it if you don’t camp here, saw many park on the road to the campground and hike in for free.
1 month ago
Large campground Only a couple of miles from South Lake Tahoe...very convenient Little space and no trees between parking aprons Flush toilets and sinks Expensive $35/night It felt very crowded, no privacy at all No dump station....closest is Richardson Camp one mile away for $12.00! No cool views...just views of your neighbors Zero cell coverage AT&T
1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful campground! Large sites with plenty of trees and bushes between them to provide privacy. Easy walk to lovely Fallen Leaf Lake to hike or launch kayaks. Easy and safe 5 min bike ride on dedicated bike path to all the amenities of Camp Richardson- restaurant, bar, general store, ice cream, stables, without the highway noise and crowds. No dump station or hookups, but you can use the dump station at Camp Richardson for $12. Clean camp bathrooms and coin op showers. Each site also has a charcoal bbq grill. Our parking pad was large and almost level, easily corrected with jacks. We’d come back with both RV and tents.
1 year ago
There is no signal at this campground, despite its proximity to a bustling city. Go into town for supplies but go up north for trails and boating in Emerald Bay and the smaller coves. The larger parts of the lake seem great for big motorboats but not paddleboards or kayaks. Just about everywhere here charges for parking even when it's federal lands and the America the Beautiful Pass doesn't get you in so be prepared for that. This includes Pope Beach down the road from the campground. Kiva Beach, right across the street, is a rare exception and I recommend it. The bike trails are extensive and there's a paved one off the main road coming in from the campground. If you are going to boat they have very specific rules even for non-motorized craft so be careful you may need an inspection decal. They also require lifejackets be worn even on kayaks and paddleboards. The road leading to the campground is one lane and pretty janky. Go slow. Bears are habituated here. Leave your food and anything that smells in the bear lockers. There was a mama bear and two cubs checking out sites in broad daylight and three male bears checking the lockers for 3-4 hours every night.
1 year ago
We stayed in 2 different spaces. Space 36 was a great spot although it is not very private. The spot is level and spacious. I would definitely stay in that spot again. We also stayed in spot 17. Space 17 is pretty and large as a pull through but the space itself is on a hill and from side to side is not level either. Space 17 is not easy to level out a trailer. The campground itself is wonderful and very nice and very well maintained. We had cell phone with att but it was not fast but did work. Would definitely come back.
1 year ago
We had no reservations arrived on a Sunday. Our site was awesome, flat, 50 feet long, good sun for our solar and we got satellites on our dish. Huge area around us with 2 bathrooms close. Other sites that looked good were 5 and 55. Water available for the RV near the entrance station, ask so you don’t have to make a complete loop around the campground. Lots of spigots also. Numerous paths to the lake. Two main ones, one with parking and the other a shorter shot where people dropped off paddle boards and kayaks. We did both and also hiked around numerous paths near the lake. Some windy and some flat days on the lake. Some people were swimming or just sitting enjoying the view of Mt Tallac. Water was cold when not near the shallow part of the lake. You can mountain bike ride to the marina or road ride on the bike path out to the main road and put in some mileage. All roads are bumpy and irregular. The marina was closing the end of the month and the campground was closing mid October. Cell service varied all the time and in different areas of the lake. Don’t depend on it. Across from the campground is one of the few free beaches called Kiva. Lots of paths over near Lake Tahoe to walk all around the historic Mt Tallac Museum which is free.
2 years ago
It was a standard CA state campground filled with burners looking to decompress after Burning Man. The campground was ok. Lots of bear scares though. Mostly I think of the yellow jackets who stung me in the first hour. They were everywhere. And it had zero cell service which was frustrating being so close to Tahoe. We did enjoy the Fallen Leaf lake and the proximity to good mountain biking. The road into the park is a terrible patch work of asphalt that will rattle everything in the RV. Another down side was the bathrooms and showers were very dirty. I watched the host mop one and rinse the mop in the water access point. No soap or mop bucket.