Kaspian Campground

Lake Tahoe


Lake Tahoe


Beach near Kaspian Campground

Picnic Site at Kaspian Beach

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Lake Tahoe visitors find a seemingly endless list of places to visit and things to do. Those camped at Kaspian Campground are close to both north and south shore attractions.

  • Rent paddleboards and kayaks at Tahoe City Kayak.
  • Learn to waterski at High Sierra Waterski School at Homewood or Sunnyside Marina.
  • Rent bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards at West Shore Sports at Homewood, Sunnyside, or Tahoma.
  • Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm mansion, Emerald Bay cruises
  • 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.
  • Take everyone to Heavenly Valley or Squaw Valley for a scenic gondola ride.

Key Kaspian Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears, store food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers whenever they are provided.
  2. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  3. Dogs should be kept on leash and attended at all times.

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 Kaspian 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.

Kaspian Campground Basics
Kaspian Campground 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 at Kaspian Campground
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
Attractions near Kaspian Campground: Take advantage of nearby Kaspian Day-use Area with a nice beach. Cycle along miles of paved bike trail. Try swimming, kayaking, or windsurfing. Find 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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