Lake Tahoe Campgrounds

Where to Go Camping in Lake Tahoe

The opportunity to camp along the shore of Lake Tahoe’s crystal blue waters and among the thick forests of the scenic Sierra Nevada is why so many flock to the Lake Tahoe campgrounds. There are many campgrounds to choose from, including tent camping, RV parks and remote spots along hiking trails. 

Campgrounds Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Tent Camping

Lake Tahoe weather is practically perfect during the summer season, with highs anywhere from the 70s to the 90s and nighttime temperatures in the 50s. Set up your tent in a dry, rock-free area, then get ready to spend the majority of your time enjoying the natural habitat and telling stories around a responsibly created campfire. There’s no better way to see the stars or marvel at a meteor shower than camping under a clear sky, away from city lights.

Lake Tahoe RV Camping

There are also several Lake Tahoe RV parks to consider with greater opportunities for year-round camping. Most include convenient pull-thru sites so you can easily pull in and out of your spot. Some also supply perks like Wi-Fi and digital cable TV access. Most offer daily and weekly rates, as well as monthly rates for longer stays.


Lakeside Camping

You can also camp right on the beach at select Lake Tahoe campgrounds, while others are just a short driving or walking distance from the shore. In those prime spots, you’ll have the benefit of a peaceful, forested site with lake access nearby. If you’re bringing a boat or other watercraft, there are several campsites with boat ramps, too. Some other sites will give you direct access to reservoirs for fishing, swimming and boating as well as direct access to trails for biking and hiking.

Camp Safely in Lake Tahoe

Some campgrounds include bathrooms and fresh drinking water, and some also provide firewood available for purchase. We ask that you please understand how to be fire safe and consult fire restrictions before lighting a campfire or starting a grill. For information on Lake Tahoe fire restrictions how to stay fire safe, visit the USDA Forest Service here. You can also contact the U.S. Forest Service for more details on back country camping.