Top 8 Best Campgrounds at South Lake Tahoe

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This campground opens later in the season than many of the other campgrounds in the area. Sites are small and can accommodate tents, trailers up to 18 feet, and motorhomes up to 21 feet. Make sure the campsite you book is large enough to contain your equipment. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.

6 Campground by the Lake

Campground by the Lake

Located right in the town of South Lake Tahoe, Campground by the Lake is extremely convenient for visitors who are simply here to enjoy the lake, beaches, and town. Large pine trees provide plenty of shade, but a lack of ground cover, particularly on sites closest to the lake, means campers may have little privacy. The sparkling blue lake can be seen through the trees from many of the campsites.

This large campground is operated by the City of South Lake Tahoe. The 178 sites can accommodate tents and RVs of almost all sizes. Loop A has full hookups and Loop B has only electrical hookups. The campground has Wi-Fi and some cell phone reception, which is a serious advantage for campers who want to stay connected. Nearby are a public playground, basketball courts, and a heated swimming pool, which can be accessed for a small fee. It’s also pet-friendly, with up to three dogs allowed per site.

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