Meeks Bay Campground
Meeks Bay Campground is on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, 10 miles south of Tahoe City and 8 miles north of Emerald Bay. From the campground visitors can take advantage of trails into the Desolation Wilderness, sandy beaches along the Lake Tahoe shore, and a new bike trail.
Sixteen of the campsites at Meeks Bay Campground are designated for tents only. The others accept tents, RVs, or trailers, although the maximum vehicle length is 20 feet. Highway noise is a concern.
Note: the Forest Service campground is separate from the privately owned Meeks Bay Resort and Marina Campground next door. The Forest Service's Meeks Bay Campground has its own wide, sandy beach, an excellent place to spend a sunny afternoon. The beach at Meeks Bay is a convenient spot from which to launch kayaks and paddleboards. As winds pick up during the afternoon, interest turns to windsurfing.
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 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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.