Nevada Beach Campground

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Nevada Beach. Photo Sandip Bhattacharya – Flickr


  • AGENCY & STATE: U.S. Forest Service, Nevada
  • SEASON: May-Oct
  • FACILITIES: Flush toilets, Water, Fire pits, Picnic tables
  • FEES: $35
  • PHONE NUMBER: 7755885562

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Nevada Beach Campground, Nevada

The Nevada Beach Campground & Day Use Pavilion is one of the more mellow campgrounds in the South Lake Tahoe area.  It’s far enough from Stateline & South Lake Tahoe and set back enough from the highway where you’ll get a little more peace if that’s what you’re looking for.

This 49-site campground is situated along a large sandy beach on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.  The campground itself is mostly shaded with tall pines, and short scrub provides for some privacy between campsites. Pets are allowed and must be leashed at all times.

Reservations for Nevada Beach Campground may be made the day of and can be made six months in advance.

Things to do near Nevada Beach Campground

The Nevada Beach Campground is five minutes from Stateline casinos and South Lake Tahoe.

There aren’t really any good hiking trails near Nevada Beach Campground, so you’ll have to drive at least ten minutes to get to one.  The closest would be the Tahoe Rim Trail, which you can get to via Kingsbury Grade and Van Sickle Bi-State Park.  Van Sickle has a nice little network of trails.

For watersports, you have Nevada Beach itself, but there is no boat launch here.  It’s still a great place for swimming or to launch a kayak or paddleboard.  If you’re looking to rent a boat or jet ski for the day, head up Highway 50 for a couple miles to Zephyr Cove Marina.  You can also enjoy a cruise on the infamous paddlewheeler M.S. Dixie II from Zephyr Cove Marina.

Even though there are great restaurants in Stateline & South Lake Tahoe, you can still walk to a few good ones from the campground.  Capisce? makes delicious homemade pasta and has a large wine selection.  Walk across the highway to the small shopping center and you’ll find a couple more, including great sushi at Harumi Sushi.

There is a Safeway grocery store across the highway from the Nevada Beach Campground with a Starbucks and Wells Fargo.  But instead of Starbucks, we’d recommend The Bean Bar, which serves Vanelli’s coffee, pastries, and bagel sandwiches from Truckee Bagel Co.

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