Not all campgrounds are closed in Lake Tahoe in the fall, and fortunately there are a number of options that will give you some colorful backdrops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.