Kaspian Campground

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  • AGENCY & STATE: U.S. Forest Service, California
  • SEASON: May-Oct
  • FACILITIES: Flush toilets, Water, Fire pits, Picnic tables
  • FEES: $20
  • PHONE NUMBER: 5305833642

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Kaspian Campground, California

Tent campers looking for more seclusion in an established campground near the lake should check out the Kaspian Campground.

This campground only has nine reservable sites and surprisingly doesn’t fill up as quickly as other campgrounds in Lake Tahoe.  The sites are all walk-in (no driveways) and spaced apart from one another with ample shade and adequate privacy.  Some sites are completely by themselves and a few also have good lake views.

Dogs are allowed in the campground but must be kept on a leash.  They are not allowed on the beach across the street.

Reservations must be made at least one day prior and can be made six months in advance.

Kaspian Campground is ten minutes south of Tahoe City.

Activities near Kaspian Campground

Kaspian Campground is just a short walk across Highway 89 to a narrow beach.  This beach can almost completely disappear after a heavy winter.  Hurricane Bay is just a five-minute walk north and has some wider beaches, otherwise, the other closest public beach to Kaspian is Commons Beach in Tahoe City.  You can also rent watercraft here.

There are some good hiking trails near Kaspian Campground, but only one within walking distance.  This is the Eagle Rock trail, a short hiking trail that takes you to the top of a large rock formation with great views of Tahoe.  Barker Pass is about seven miles from the campground, continuing up Barker Pass Road.  From here you can access the network of trails along the Tahoe Rim Trail and also access Granite Chief Wilderness.  Both Sugar Pine Point State Park and D.L. Bliss State Park are to the south and have some great trails.

eagle rock
View from Eagle Rock Trail. Photo Wikimedia Commons.

There aren’t any bars & restaurants within walking distance of Kaspian Campground, but that may be a characteristic you’re looking for.  Some recommendations north of Kaspian are Sunnyside Restaurant and Bridgetender Tavern.  To the south, you have Chambers Landing and West Shore Pizza.

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