Tahoe Valley Campground

tahoe valley campground


  • AGENCY & STATE: Private, California
  • SEASON: Annual
  • FACILITIES: Flush toilets, Showers, Water, Picnic tables, WiFi, Dump station, Electric hookup, Water hookup, Laundry, Pool, Store
  • FEES: $49-$63
  • PHONE NUMBER: 5305412222

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Tahoe Valley Campground, California

Tahoe Valley Campground is the largest campground in Lake Tahoe and is privately owned.

There are 439 campsites for both tents and RVs at Tahoe Valley Campground. The RV park has full hookups and accommodates vehicles up to 60′ in length.

Roughly a quarter of the campsites remain open during winter months, making Tahoe Valley Campground one of the few campgrounds in Lake Tahoe open year-round.

Tahoe Valley Campground also has a store, WiFi, swimming pool, playground, horseshoe pits, and game room.  Summer events include pancake breakfasts on the weekends and live entertainment.

Things To Do Near Tahoe Valley Campground

Tahoe Valley Campground is located just a few minutes from South Lake Tahoe’s “Y”.  You’ll find a Raley’s supermarket, CVS pharmacy, Starbucks, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and Kmart.

Also at the Y is Lake Tahoe AleWorX, a fun pour-your-own-drinks bar with local beer & wine plus some great wood-fired pizza, and a patio area with firepits.  They also have live music.  Verde Mexican Rotisserie serves some of the best burritos and tacos in the area.  On the other side of the Y you’ll find South Lake Brewing Company, a pet-friendly bar with games, live music, and food trucks.  Classic Cue is a popular bar with pool tables, other games, and food.

emerald bay kayak
Kayaking in Emerald Bay. Photo m01229 – Flickr.

The Upper Truckee River runs behind the campground and makes for a relaxing, albeit short, float on tubes, kayaks, and paddleboards.  You can also rent watercraft at nearby Camp Richardson Marina, Tahoe Keys, and Ski Run Marina.  All of these areas have beaches associated with them.  Boat tours also run out of Tahoe Keys and Ski Run.  Other beaches near Tahoe Valley Campground include El Dorado Beach (except high-water years), Kiva Beach, and Baldwin Beach.  These are a little further from Tahoe Valley Campground, about 10-15 minutes depending on traffic.

Popular hiking trails near Tahoe Valley Campground include Angora Lakes, Glen Alpine Springs, and the difficult yet scenic Mt. Tallac trail.  Other Desolation Wilderness trailheads are within 15-30 minutes of Tahoe Valley Campground.

If you want to see Tahoe from a different perspective, you’re only two minutes from the South Lake Tahoe airport and helicopter tours with Tahoe Heli Tours.

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