William Kent Campground

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

William Kent Campground, Lake Tahoe

William Kent Campground

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Lake Tahoe enjoy an almost endless variety of activities and places to visit. Those who are camped at William Ken Campground are close to both Tahoe City and the many attractions to the south.

  • 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.
  • Tour 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 William Kent Campground Regulations

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

William Kent Campground

William Kent Campground is situated on Lake Tahoe's west shore, 2 miles south of Tahoe City. Campsites are spread through a pine and fir forest with many sites having good privacy. Improvements in 2014 moved some sites away from the stream and increased the number of wheelchair accessible sites.

William Kent Campground has 76 campsites and 3 yurts. All the campsites can accommodate tents, RVs, or trailers. Some sites will accept large RVS or trailers. The campground is adjacent to residential cabins and some perimeter campsites back up to these homes.

Forest Service Note: "William Kent Campground will be undergoing campsite renovations in 2017. Please be aware, there may be noise during this time. Due to these renovations, some campsites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (walk-up), and some will continue to be available for advanced reservation. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve this facility."

William Kent Campground Basics
William Kent Campground Location: Highway 89, two miles south of Tahoe City
Elevation: 6,250 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 112 miles, 1:58
Number of Sites: 76
Open - Closed: mid-May to mid-October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: Limit 2, on leash, always attended
Campground Information: (530) 583-3642

Reservations at William Kent Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 1 day up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 50 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #20, Yurts: #2, 10, 80
Favorite Campsites: #5, 13, 20, 36, 42, 58, 72, 81
Not recommended: #53
Fees: $29.50 - $31.50 per night (Yurts $77.50)
$9 reservation fee
Reservations: William Kent Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

William Kent Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Attractions near William Kent Campground: Take advantage of William Kent Day-use Area with a nice beach. Bicycle on the paved bike trail. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing. You can 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 reservation 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.

William Kent Beach, Lake Tahoe

William Kent Beach

William Kent Campground map, Tahoe National Forest, CA

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