Kaspian Campground

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Beach near Kaspian Campground

Picnic Site at Kaspian Beach

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.

Kaspian Campground

Kaspian Campground is on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, 4½ miles south of Tahoe City. Campsites are within walking distance of the Kaspian day-use area on the shore of the lake. There campers can enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding. A paved, mostly level, bike trail passes the campground as it traverses the west shore of the lake.

With only 9 campsites available, Kaspian Campground is one of the lesser known camping spots around Lake Tahoe. All of the sites are walk-in, tent-only campsites. Most are located well back from the lake, but lower numbered campsites do pick up some road noise. A small picnic area and beach are adjacent to the campground.

Campground Basics
Location: Highway 89, south of Tahoe City 4½ miles
Elevation: 6,250 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 115 miles, 2:01
Number of Sites: 9
Open - Closed: mid-May to mid-October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (530) 583-3642

Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Maximum RV Length: 20 feet
Accessible Sites: #1, 2, 3
Fees: $20 - $22 per night
Reservations: Kaspian Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Kaspian Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, bear-proof food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Nearby attractions: Kaspian Day-use Area with beach, paved bike trail, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, Paddleboard rentals at West Shore Sports in Homewood,

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 reservations 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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