Welcome to Campground by the Lake 

Campground Reservations Current Status - CLOSED

Reservations Open on February 1, 2023 for the 2023 Season.  Campground by the Lake will be accepting reservations for loops D, E, & F on the southwest end of the campground for the 2023 season. We will not be opening reservations to loops A, B, portions of C, and tent cabin village due to the construction of a new Recreation and Aquatics Center.   

ALL campsites will be impacted by daytime construction noise, no matter what site is selected. Before making your reservation for 2023, all campers are hereby notified of construction noise and other construction-related impacts you may experience during your stay. Due to advance notification of the impacts to the camping experience, no refunds will be issued due to noise. 

No Electric or Water Hookups: At this time there are no sites with electric hookups or water hookups available. All sites are considered dry sites. Water is available at the campground entrance and a few community (shared) water spigots are located in each loop. 

ADA Compliant Site: For campers who need access to an ADA compliant site, please email us at to make a reservation. 


Camping Fees

Site Type
Non-Peak Season (Spring and Fall)
Peak Season (Summer)
Standard Campsites
(No hook up - Up to 6 people & 1 Car)
(No more than 3 dogs per site)
$2 each/night $2 each/night
Extra Person
(No more than 2 additional for max of 8)
$6 each/night $6 each/night
Extra Vehicle 
(No holding tanks / No more than 1 additional)
$6 each/night $6 each/night
Motorcycles & Electric Scooters $3 each/night $3 each/night
Visitor Day Use $5/day $5/day
Dump Station Free To Campers
$10 To Non Registered Campers
Free To Campers
$10 To Non Registered Campers
Late Checkout $10/site $10/site
Boats No Charge No Charge

Shower Fees

Campground Shower Takes Quarters  
First 3 minutes $0.50
4 1/2 minutes $0.75
6 minutes $1.00
7 1/2 minutes $1.25

* Fees Do Not include $10 Transaction Fee or Tax. The current tax rate is 12%. Prices are subject to change.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Reservations canceled within 48 hours of the arrival date will be charged a one-night fee plus a $10.00 cancellation fee. The remaining balance will be refunded. Reservations canceled outside of 48 hours will be charged a $10 cancellation fee and the remaining balance will be refunded. Cancellations due to COVID-19 will be refunded in full. 


Campground by the Lake can be reached by email or call us at (530) 542-6096 (summer months only) 

All reservations are made online only. The campground gatehouse and the telephone are not staffed during the winter months 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. 

Fire Restrictions in City Limits Including Campground by the Lake

As of Tuesday, June 1, 2022, fire restrictions are in place for the City of South Lake Tahoe until further notice. No charcoal or wood fires are permitted during this time. The use of natural gas (NG), propane (LPG), or pellet BBQ grills, smokers, and fire pits are permissible unless a red flag warning is issued. 

Fire Restriction Press Release

Fire Restrictions 2022