Tahoe State Recreation Area is located immediately east of Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe's northwest shore. The small sites are best for tents, although small trailers or RVs could fit. The campsites do not offer a great deal of privacy, but many have nice views of the lake.
Of the 23 campsites, 7 are designated as tent-only and the other 16 accept tents, small RVs, or small trailers See Reservations Tips below.
Paved bike path leading 20 miles south along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, dock, fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding. Many rentals from bikes to kayaks available in Tahoe City.
Tips for Making Reservations
Campgrounds at popular parks fill quickly. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance. Sites are made available in one month blocks beginning on the 1st of each month. For your best opportunity to reserve the campsite you want, be ready exactly at 8:00 AM on the first day of reservations with the reservation site already loaded, your reservation choices entered, and the final Submit button ready to click.
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.