North Canyon Campground

North Canyon Campground is a walk-in tent campground near Spooner Lake, Lake Tahoe State Park. Four first-come sites with a toilet and tables.

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Marlette Peak Campground

Marlette Peak Campground offers four backcountry tent sites in the Spooner Backcountry with toilets, picnic tables, and food storage. Less than an 8-mile hike.

Hobart Campground

Hobart Campground is a developed tent campground in the Spooner Backountry, Lake Tahoe State Park. There are four hike-in, first-come sites just over 7 miles in.

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Lake Forest Campground

Lake Forest Campground is a small campground on Lake Tahoe near Tahoe City. They have 20 walk-up only tent sites, pump water, and vault toilets.

Campground By The Lake

Campground By The Lake is a 178-site RV & tent campground right in the middle of South Lake Tahoe. Close to restaurants, entertainment, and a beach.

Desolation Wilderness

Desolation Wilderness offers fantastic dispersed backcountry tent camping near South Lake Tahoe. Permits are required year-round with quotas in effect during summer.

Granite Chief Wilderness

Granite Chief Wilderness is over 26,000 acres of beautiful wilderness area near Tahoe City. Dispersed backcountry tent camping is available. Permits not required.

Mount Rose Wilderness

North Tahoe high-altitude wilderness area with plenty of dispersed backcountry tent camping. Over 31,000 acres. No permits required.

Meeks Bay Campground

Meeks Bay Campground has 36 campsites near Lake Tahoe with flush toilets, water, and a great beach. Tent and RV sites available, no dogs on the beach.

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William Kent Campground

William Kent Campground offers great camping near Lake Tahoe. A total of 76 RV and tent sites, some set aside for walk-ups. Fishing and boating nearby.

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Kaspian Campground

Kaspian Campground is one of the few tent-only campgrounds near Lake Tahoe. Nine private sites are set in the woods and across the highway from a small beach.

Granite Flat

Granite Flat is a large campground on the Truckee River. They have 51 tent and RV sites. Vault toilets and water are available. Great fishing.

Goose Meadow

Goose Meadow Campground offers 21 tent and RV sites with vault toilets, water, and fishing opportunities. Located on the Truckee River. Close to Truckee.

Silver Creek

Silver Creek Campground is on the Truckee River, between Tahoe City and Truckee. There are 23 tent and RV sites with shade, vault toilets, fishing, and bike paths.

Zephyr Cove RV Resort & Campground

Zephyr Cove Resort is one of the fancier campgrounds near Lake Tahoe, with 150 sites. The RV park has hookups and cable. Tent sites offer lake views. Open year-round.

Fallen Leaf Campground

Fallen Leaf Campground is one of the largest campgrounds near South Lake Tahoe, next to Fallen Leaf Lake. There are 206 tent and RV campsites with showers and flush toilets.

Emerald Bay SP – Eagle Point

A large 89-site campground near Lake Tahoe for tents and RVs. Overlooks Emerald Bay. Flush toilets, showers, and shipwreck diving opportunities.

Emerald Bay SP – Boat Camp

Emerald Bay Boat Camp is a unique boat-in campsite right on Lake Tahoe for kayakers and other boaters. There are 20 primitive sites with picnic tables and vault toilets.

D.L. Bliss SP

D.L. Bliss State Park has 138 RV and tent campsites near Lake Tahoe, including beach camping. Access the infamous Rubicon Trail from this campground.