Campground by the Lake


By order of the City of South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief, open flames are not allowed. ALL wood and charcoal fires are banned in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Gas fires are allowed but not on red flag days. Do your part to keep #tahoesafe.

According to Federal and State land management officials, the Lake Tahoe area is facing an elevated risk of a severe and potentially catastrophic wildfire season due to drought conditions, dense and dry vegetation, and the critical threat of active wildfires statewide. This suspension will be enforced with extinguishment and possible citations and fines.

The campground is currently open with modified conditions and limited camping in response to the current pandemic and in accordance with State and Local public health guidelines.

  1. Camping is only available for those with existing reservations with self-contained RV’s only.

  2.  Showers and restrooms are not available.

  3. If you have a reservation and are not able to self-contain please contact to either transfer your reservation to 2021 or request a full refund.

  4. New reservations may be secured for the 2021 season only.

Please be advised: 

The City of South Lake Tahoe complies with CDC and El Dorado County Department of Public Health recommendations for enhanced health and safety measures related to COVID-19 to protect our residents, visitors, businesses, and employees. We ask that you follow all posted instructions while using City facilities and recreational areas.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. We cannot sanitize every facility or each piece of equipment after each individual use. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 currently exists in any public place where people are present and by using our facilities you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Dump Station is available to registered campers only, during this pandemic. 

Please email for questions.


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  1. Campground by the Lake

    Phone: (530) 542-6096

    1150 Rufus Allen Blvd.
    South lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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