Welcome to Campground by the Lake in beautiful South Lake Tahoe!

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 and for self-contained RV’s only.

  2. There are no pubic showers or restrooms open. 

  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.


All campground reservations must be made through Reserve America the online reservation system. The campground is open April through October. Please be advised it can snow any month of the year in Lake Tahoe. April, May, and October are more likely to have occasional snowstorms than during the summer months. There are no refunds for cancellations due to weather inside of the 48-hour cancellation window. Tent cabins are not available at this time.

Online Reservation Instructions: Go to Reserve America and set up a user profile to complete your reservation. All of the information regarding site fees, availability, amenities and local attractions are available on the Reserve America Campground by the Lake reservation page.

Per Night Camping Fees

Site Type
Non-Peak Season (Spring and Fall)
  Peak Season (Summer)
Water & Electricity
No Electricity/No Water
Tent Cabins 1-5
Tent Cabin 6
Standard Cabin

NOTE: Fees DO NOT include tax. Current tax rate is 12%.

Prices are subject to change.

View Campground Map (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

 Please note that reservations may not be made earlier than year to date. 

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the arrival date will be charged one night fee plus a $10.00 cancellation fee the remaining balance will be refunded. Reservations cancelled outside of 48 hours will be charged a $10 cancellation fee and the remaining balance will be refunded.


Campground by the Lake can be reached by email or call us at (530) 542-6096 (summer months only) Due to seasonal staffing it is not recommended to call the campground with questions. Please contact us by email to receive a prompt response to your questions.