Luther Pass is the only free drive-to campground in the basin. There are fifteen sites with fire rings & toilets, all next to the Tahoe Rim Trail.
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.
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 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.
Bayview Campground is another one of Lake Tahoe’s few tent-only campgrounds. This campground has 12 walk-up only sites across from Emerald Bay’s Inspiration Point.
Camp Shelly is a campground near South Lake Tahoe with 25 tent & RV sites, showers, and flush toilets. Operated by the Livermore Area Parks & Rec District.
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 is over 26,000 acres of beautiful wilderness area near Tahoe City. Dispersed backcountry tent camping is available. Permits not required.
North Tahoe high-altitude wilderness area with plenty of dispersed backcountry tent camping. Over 31,000 acres. No permits required.
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 Campground offers 21 tent and RV sites with vault toilets, water, and fishing opportunities. Located on the Truckee River. Close to Truckee.
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.
Beautiful high-altitude camping near north Lake Tahoe. Mt Rose Campground has 25 sites for tents and RVs. Water and vault toilets. Short season due to snow.
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.
Nevada Beach Campground is a quiet 49-site campground for tents and RVs. It offers flush toilets and beach picnic tables. The campground is five minutes from Stateline casinos.
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.
A large 89-site campground near Lake Tahoe for tents and RVs. Overlooks Emerald Bay. Flush toilets, showers, and shipwreck diving opportunities.
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 State Park has 138 RV and tent campsites near Lake Tahoe, including beach camping. Access the infamous Rubicon Trail from this campground.
Sugar Pine Point State Park offers some of the best camping on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. The campground is open year-round and has 120 RV and tent sites, including 10 group sites.