4 Fallen Leaf Campground
If you don’t have your heart set on camping along the lake, Fallen Leaf Campground is the perfect choice. Set amid towering pines and surrounded by forest, this campground offers a more wilderness style experience. A short trail to Fallen Leaf Lake leaves from the campground, offering a nice escape from the crowds along Lake Tahoe, a little less than a mile away. Other trailheads in the area include Glen Alpine and Mt. Tallac, as well as the Moraine Trail, which leaves directly from the campground.
Fallen Leaf Campground offers 200 tent and RV sites, as well as six yurts. Parking pads are paved, and some sites are pull-through. The maximum length varies by campsite, but some sites can accommodate very large units. Facilities include flush toilets. Reservations must be made in advance.
5 Eagle Point Campground
Eagle Point Campground is located in Emerald Bay State Park, on a point of land at the entrance to Emerald Bay. This scenic spot is a good base for exploring the area. The trailhead for the Rubicon hiking trail, one of the most popular hikes near South Lake Tahoe, is located in this campground. Farther up the highway is Eagle Falls, as well as more hiking trails.