Fallen Leaf Campground

Lake Tahoe


Fallen Leaf Lake


Fallen Leaf Campground, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA

Fallen Leaf Campground

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Lake Tahoe visitors enjoy a wonderful variety of activities and places to visit. Those camped at Fallen Leaf Campground are close to both Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe.

  • Visit nearby Tallac Historic Site and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.
  • Visit Emerald Bay and tour the Vikingsholm mansion. Sign up for an Emerald Bay cruise.
  • Set out on the Eagle Falls trail to beautiful mountain lakes.
  • Enjoy the sand on South Lake Tahoe beaches, or head to a casino in nearby Stateline, Nevada.
  • Rent a boat for a day on the water, or sign up for a lake tours.
  • Rent paddleboards and wend your way along the shoreline.
  • Try fishing from shore or a boat.
  • From Echo Lakes hike (or take their water taxi) across the lakes and into the Desolation Wilderness./li>
  • Take everyone to Heavenly Valley or Squaw Valley for a scenic gondola ride.

Key Fallen Leaf Campground Regulations

  1. To prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
  2. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  3. Keep dogs on leash and attended at all times.

Fallen Leaf Campground

Fallen Leaf Campground is located a quarter mile from Fallen Leaf Lake and close to South Lake Tahoe. Campsites are in a mature forest of pine, fir, cedar, and aspen. Picturesque Fallen Leaf Lake is within easy walking distance. Many key attractions at Lake Tahoe, such as Emerald Bay, are within easy driving distance.

Fallen Leaf Campground has 205 campsites, most of which can be reserved ahead of time. Among them are 6 Yurts with electricity. All of the campsites can accommodate tents, RVs, and trailers, although narrow roads are difficult for larger RVs.

Fallen Leaf Campground Basics
Fallen Leaf Campground Location: Fallen Leaf Lake Road off Highway 89, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe
Elevation: 6,400 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 110 miles, 2:10
Number of Sites: 205
Open - Closed: Memorial Day weekend through October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, second vehicle $7
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (530) 544-0426

Reservations at Fallen Leaf Campground
Reservations required: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made for today and for up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: some sites up to 100'
Accessible Sites: Yurts, no campsites designated, accessible restrooms
Favorite Campsites: #18, 70, 74, 77, 90, 91, 92, 93, 99, 143, 145, 197
Campground Map: Fallen Leaf Campground Map
Fees: $34.50 per night ($35 on holiday weekends)
Yurts $85.50 per night
Reservations: Fallen Leaf Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Fallen Leaf Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater, small camp store
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near Fallen Leaf Campground: Visit Taylor Creek and Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Hike the Rainbow Trail and enter the Stream Profile Chamber. Head up to Fallen Leaf Lake with a marina at far end. Enjoy boating, fishing, hiking trails.

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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