Fallen Leaf Campground

Lake Tahoe


Fallen Leaf Lake


Fallen Leaf Campground, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA

Fallen Leaf Campground

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Lake Tahoe enjoy an almost endless variety of activities and places to visit.

  • Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm mansion, Emerald Bay cruises
  • Eagle Falls trail
  • South Lake Tahoe beaches and Stateline, Nevada, casinos
  • Boat rentals, lake tours
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Fishing, hiking, sight-seeing
  • Heavenly Valley or Squaw Valley gondola ride
  • Tallac Historic Site

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.

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.

The 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.

Campground Basics
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
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
Nearby attractions: Taylor Creek, Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Rainbow Trail, Stream Profile Chamber, Fallen Leaf Lake with marina at far end, 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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