Emerald Bay SP – Boat Camp

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Emerald Bay. Photo leehuzysberg – Pixabay

The Emerald Bay Boat Camp is a wonderfully unique way to camp shoreside in Lake Tahoe.  Boat Camp is on the site of what was once an early 20th-century boat-in resort; nothing of the resort remains today.

This campground contains 22 primitive sites accessible to boaters.  The road into camp is closed off to vehicles other than parks service vehicles.  A pier is available for loading & unloading.

You can kayak, canoe, and paddleboard into this camp and leave your watercraft on small racks shoreside.  Larger boats can tie up to the provided moorings after unloading at the pier.

The Emerald Bay Boat Camp campground has great tree shade and the campsites are spaced out nicely.  The world-famous Rubicon Trail passes through camp.

This campground has vault toilets and potable water – no showers, except for the giant body of water right in front of you.  Firewood is available for sale from the camp host.


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