Fallen Leaf Campground

fallen leaf lake
Fallen Leaf Lake. Photo John Peltier


  • AGENCY & STATE: U.S. Forest Service, California
  • SEASON: May-Oct
  • FACILITIES: Flush toilets, Showers, Water, Fire pits, Picnic tables, Store
  • FEES: $35
  • PHONE NUMBER: 5305440426

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Fallen Leaf Campground, California

The Fallen Leaf Campground is in South Lake Tahoe but isn’t located on Lake Tahoe.  It is, however, less than a mile from Lake Tahoe and near the less-visited Fallen Leaf Lake.

This large campground has 206 campsites, which include 6 yurts that will sleep 6 people.  Most sites are shaded by trees but some are more exposed.  Walking trails from the campground will get you to the shore of Fallen Leaf Lake in a matter of minutes.  Dogs are allowed in the campground and around Fallen Leaf Lake but must be kept on a leash.

A camp store is available if you forgot essentials like camp stove propane and insect repellent.

There are no walk-in sites available; all sites must be reserved. Reservations may be made the day of and can be made six months in advance.  The Fallen Leaf Campground is a wonderful option for fall camping before they close for the season.

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    1. We have reservations at Fallen Leaf Campground June 13 -27. Will the campground be open by then. Need to plan. Thank you.

      1. Hi Sandra, unfortunately, you know just as much about this as I do. Restaurants are slowly opening around here in accordance with the phased reopening plan, but we don’t know when the campgrounds will open.

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