Lake Forest Campground

North Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Forest Campground, Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Forest Campground

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Lake Tahoe visitors have a wide range of scenic attractions and wonderful activities to explore. Campers at Lake Forest Campground are close to all the key destinations on the the north shore.

  • Spend a relaxing day at Kings Beach State Recreation Area with a sandy beach and covered picnic area.
  • Rent paddleboards and kayaks at Tahoe City Kayak.
  • Visit Squaw Valley for summer fun at the Base Area or take the gondola up to High Camp.
  • Try rafting on the Truckee River with Truckee River Rafting.
  • Drive up to historic Truckee for restaurants, shopping, and more.
  • 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.
  • Rent a boat for a day on the water, or sign up for a lake tours.
  • 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 Lake Forest Campground Regulations

  1. Campfires should be confined to provided fire rings.
  2. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers when provided.
  3. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM. No loud generators or music is allowed.
  4. Dogs should be kept on leash and attended at all times.

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 help give each campsite a private setting. Campsites at Lake Forest Campground 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.

Lake Forest Campground Basics
Lake Forest Campground 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
Attractions near Lake Forest Campground: Visit nearby Pomin Park. Or enjoy Lake Forest Beach. Take advantage of the Lake Forest Boat Launch Ramp. Visitg Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and the 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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