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Posted on: May 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] BBQ and Fire Ring Use at Campground by the Lake




Sallie Ross, Fire PIO

(530) 542-6160 


BBQ and Fire Ring Use at Campground by the Lake



SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, May 6, 2022 – The City of South Lake Tahoe’s Campground by the Lake opens May 6 for dry camping. At this time, charcoal and propane is allowed for BBQ cooking, and wood campfires are allowed in the designated campfire rings. When basin-wide fire restrictions go into place, the campground will also be restricted to no campfires and no charcoal BBQs.


The campground is monitored by City staff to make sure everyone is being responsible with charcoal and campfires.


If it is a red flag day, no flames of any kind are allowed in the Lake Tahoe basin. The National Weather Service determines red flag days. All fire stations will have large red flags flying out in front when it is a red flag day and notifications are sent out through press releases and social media.


As always, open wood burning is never allowed at residences inside the City limits.


For questions related to fire restrictions, contact Sallie Ross, PIO or Interim Fire Chief Jim Drennan at 530-542-6160. 


For questions related to the Campground by the Lake and reservations, visit





The City of South Lake Tahoe is a general law city in El Dorado County, CA, that was founded on November 30, 1965. Located 190 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA and 60 miles southwest of Reno, NV in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, South Lake Tahoe boasts one of the most unique settings in the world, at the edge of an alpine lake of great natural beauty and environmental value. The city limits encompass an area of approximately 16 square miles with an average elevation of 6,200 feet above sea level and a population of 22,525. 

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