D. L. Bliss State Park campgrounds are located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, only a few miles north of South Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay. Campers at D. L. Bliss enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, and hiking. D. L. Bliss State Park is adjoined on the south by Emerald Bay State Park. Visitors can easily hike between the two parks.
The 140 camping sites at D. L. Bliss are separated into three units - Pine, Ridge, and Beach. Among them are 58 tent-only sites. In addition, there are Hike and Bike sites and a group camp. D. L. Bliss offers modern facilities while still retaining the charm of old-time campgrounds. Because of the popularity of the park, campsites fill up almost as soon as they become available for reservations. See Reservations Tips below.
Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Yes, coin operated
Lester Beach, Calawee Cove, hike the Rubicon Trail, Lighthouse Trail, or Balancing Rock Trail, paddleboard or kayak
Tips for Making Reservations
Campgrounds at popular parks such as D. L. Bliss fill quickly. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance. Sites are made available in one month blocks beginning on the 1st of each month. For your best opportunity to reserve the campsite you want, be ready exactly at 8:00 AM on the first day of reservations with the reservation site already loaded, your reservation choices entered, and the final Submit button ready to click.
D.L. Bliss State Park Campground
D. L. Bliss Group Campsite
The single group campsite at D. L. Bliss State Park is located between the Ridge camping loops and the Beach sites. The group site is for tents only and can accommodate between 9 and 50 people along with 10 vehicles. The site includes all the amenities of the standard campsites.
Reservations: D. L. Bliss Group Campsite Reservations Fee: $165 per night
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.
Designated Accessible sites are uually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate