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Campground By The Lake

campground by the lake
El Dorado Beach, across from Campground By The Lake. Photo John Peltier

The City of South Lake Tahoe operates the Campground By The Lake, a large 178-site campground located in central South Lake Tahoe.

This campground is across the street from Lakeview Commons & El Dorado Beach and is shaded by tall pines.  It is along Highway 50, so sites next to the highway will be exposed to the sound of traffic. The campground is also within walking distance of the bowling alley and numerous restaurants & cafes.

Pets are allowed for an extra $2 per night and must be kept on a leash.

Activities near Campground By The Lake

Campground By The Lake is a great campsite for campers who don’t want to have to get in their cars every day to enjoy Lake Tahoe’s attractions.

Walk across the street every Thursday night during the summer for the Live at Lakeview summer concert series, held at El Dorado Beach.  El Dorado Beach doesn’t have any boat rentals, but you can rent many different types of watercraft at Ski Run Marina, one mile east.  The Bijou Municipal Golf Course is on the way.

A strip of restaurants across Highway 50 to the west houses Sprouts Cafe, with excellent smoothies, salads, and sandwiches, all made with natural, organic foods.  There’s also the new Pick 6 Sports Bar, Revive Wine Bar, Yellow Submarine sandwiches, and Jalisco’s Mexican food.  Also within walking distance in the other direction is a bowling alley, Safeway, and MacDuff’s Pub.

Campground By The Lake is also a good location for renting Lime Bikes and the new Lime Scooters, which can often be found in the area around Lakeview Commons.

There aren’t any hiking trails within walking distance of Campground By The Lake.  But there are some great trails within a few miles, including Star Lake from High Meadows, Mt. Tallac, and Angora Lakes.  There are many different trailheads that will take you into Desolation Wilderness.

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