Lake Forest Campground

North Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

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

Lake Forest Campground

Lake Forest Campground is ½ mile from the shore of North Lake Tahoe and 1.3 miles northeast of Tahoe City. The campground is operated by the Tahoe City Public Utility District. The 20 campsites are spread along a loop road in a lightly forested area with bushes that held give each campsite a private setting. Campsites at Lake Forest are first-come, first-served. Vehicles are limited to 25 feet in length.

Visitors to Lake Forest Campground have the convenience of adjacent Pomin Park within easy walking distance. Pomin Park features athletic fields, a playground, and other facilities. Also next to the campground is the Lake Forest Boat Launch Ramp. Within walking distance is Lake Forest Beach, popular for picnicking, swimming, horseshoes, and windsurfing.

Campground Basics
Location: Lake Forest Road, off Highway 28
1.3 miles northeast of Tahoe City
Elevation: 6,250 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 118 miles, 2:10
Number of Sites: 20
Open: April through October
Max. People per Site:
Vehicles per Site:
Pets: on leash, always attended
Operated by: Tahoe City Public Utility District
Information: (530) 583-3796

No Reservations available First-come, first-served
Maximum Length of Stay: 10 consecutive days
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 25 feet, room for small tent trailers
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $20 per night
Check-in, check-out:

Lake Forest Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ, fire ring
Campground: Pumped water, portable toilets
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Pomin Park, Lake Forest Beach, Lake Forest Boat Launch Ramp, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Truckee River

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.

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