The Meeks Bay Forest Service Campground offers a large campground near Lake Tahoe with its own day-use beach area. There are 35 sites in all; 16 of these are tent-only sites. All sites have sparse shading from tall pines, and some of the sites are somewhat close to each other.
Pets are allowed on leashes in the campground but not on the beach.
Meeks Bay Campground is 30 minutes from South Lake Tahoe and 20 minutes from Tahoe City.
Reservations may be made the day of and can be made six months in advance.