6 Parks near South Lake Tahoe, California
Sep 2014 - $40.00
There is no camp host, the spots are not clearly marked and when you finally find someone to ask, that person has no idea. The reception that checks you in has no idea how their camp site looks like and they gave us a very small site, absolutely not suitable for the motorhome we drive. There is no maintenance done and there is nobody checking and patrolling the campground for quiet hours and abuse. - Palazzo fan
May 2013 - $40.00
It seems like this place is used as a cash cow for the operators. $40 is mighty steep for simple 30A & water. It is all about location & demand. The CG is old & appears not to have any upgrades since it was opened. No such thing as a level site. Interior roads are rutted. Most sites are large but difficult to tell where one ends & another begins. The good is the beautiful setting & we happened to have a very helpful young man at the hotel front desk. - Veebyes
Jun 2012 - $45.00
The location is about all this campground has going for it. The site was unlevel in every direction. While our site was extremely large, it was very hard to get into due to trees on either side of the entrance. The guy at the registration hut was not very helpful. You had to buy tokens for the bathrooms so we did not use them. No laundry facilities either. The sites were wooded but very dusty. They allow ATV's and mini bikes that were noisy and kicked up a lot of dust. Quiet hours are not enforced. Amenities such as the ice cream shop close early. - L'john
Aug 2008 - $30.00
We would give a higher rating if the bathrooms were ever cleaned, This is an older family campground used by tents and some trailers. For $30 a night we have been to cleaner RV parks.Keep in mind it is a Camp Ground. however, even State Park Camp Grounds are cleaner. overall a good place for families with kids. - TabStream
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Really pretty park. We stayed in the B loop at the noise from HWY 50 wasn't unbearable. Nice trails lead off to across the street to beautiful Lake Tahoe. We will definitely stay again. - longlivethebullies
Sep 2013 - $34.00
This campground (city owned) does not look as good as the website shows, but it is okay to stay in. What does this site have going for it?...location, location, location. This is right in the middle of South Lake Tahoe (about 100 yards from the lake) and a great place to use as your traveling point to go in any direction. Most of the sites do NOT have hookups, but a few have water & electric. There's a dump station on site. There are paved roads to dirt sites and lots of trees. No cable TV, but we somehow got our DISH satellite to work through a small opening in the trees. Rustic and basic, but due to the location, I might stay here again. - San Diego Traveler
Jun 2013 - $43.00
Stayed here for a week, right in the middle of town across from lake. This is run by the city; nice staff & check in gate for security but closes at 6pm for on site staff. Traffic is loud, and sites are close together. We had lots of tenters around us. Nothing against tents, but after a few days you get tired of looking at towels hanging on makeshift clotheslines. Also, each site has a fire pit, can get a little smoky with them all going at once. Our site had electric only and a community water faucet which was OK, but some people just hook up their hose and leave it like it's their own. There is a "honey wagon" that will dump your tank for $10; make a reservation for that at the front gate. They do have a dump station you can use on your way in or out. This park is old and could use a remodel on the facilities. Would not stay here again unless we could get a space with full hookups which appeared to have more privacy. We were able to get our space at the last minute so we couldn't get too choosy. - loves to camp w/dogs
May 2016 - $33.00
We enjoyed our stay and had a lovely campsite. The cg was nearly empty as we were there for the first week days after opening for the season. There are 206 sites so probably a bit noisier when full. Because we are a big rig we had limited options in site selection so we were in site 4 which has the entrance road behind and the main cg road in front but still enjoyed nice peace and quiet. The sites vary in size and degree of level and spacing. The campground environment is beautiful with lots of really large trees. There are flush toilets and pay showers. There is an rv water fill but for some reason it is located at the exit to the cg. You need to check in and drive all the way around to reach it. We did not fill our tank so I cannot comment on how well it worked.
South Lake Tahoe is only a few miles away so if in need of civilization or supplies, it is a quick trip. - PBuds
May 2016 - $16.00
We are full-timers who have stayed at literally dozens of national forest, national park, and state park campgrounds, and Fallen Leaf Lake is by far one of the very best. In a nice change of pace, the builders of this campground didn't crowd the sites on top of each other, but left plenty of space between sites, especially around the perimeter of the campground. The setting is mostly ponderosa pine forest sprinkled with open meadows and many sites look out upon the meadows and forest with barely any sign of other campers. Yes, the roads and many of the sites pads are uneven and broken, but I wouldn't say they are much worse than average for this type of campground. Fallen Leaf Lake is just a short walk from the south side of the campground, and the sites at this end are the most popular. We had a 100-foot pull through which had some broken pavement, but once we got settled it was spectacularly beautiful, private, and five minutes' walk to the crystal clear lake where our dog could swim and we could sit and gaze at the snow-covered mountains surrounding it. Tremendously convenient, the campground was 15 minutes to shopping, restaurants and every service you could want; and for those inclined, about 25 minutes to the Nevada casinos.
I don't give many "10" ratings on this site, but Fallen Leaf Lake deserves it! - MrSunshine
May 2016 - $15.00
First, I believe the ratings are a bit inflated. Let's start with the cons first. While this park is in as beautiful a setting as you could ever ask for...it is an old park. The roads to the park is old asphalt with potholes, some quite large as well as deep. The roads thru the park are narrow and very windy through the beautiful tall pines. The pull thru sites are tight on account of the trees and to say that half are far out if level would not be an exaggeration. We drive a 37' motorhome into the park...
carefully!!! While the park was close to being full there was but one other Class A in the entire park. The bathrooms are old and yes, clean for their age, cold wtr. and no towels. The pros are strictly related to the beauty of the park. I would say nothing longer than 24' and even that can cause problems IF you don't already know the park. I rate this park a 7.5 max if you have a smaller Class C or less than 24' pull unit. - Sweatlife
Aug 2015 - $20.00
The rate is based on Thousand Trails Elite membership using Encre Ready Camp Go. Sites are dirt, fairly level. Only a handful of satellite friendly sites and most were occupied by camp workers. Ovet the air reception was ok and cable as well but mostly basic channels. Family oriented and packed on weekends. Bears are a nuisance and get into garbage nightly. The disposal company does not provide bear proof dumpsters. Nice store, planned activities, decent pool but to cold for me. Staff excellent. Close to everything. Mid week the park is very quiet. We had site 306, that had low voltage. Fortunately we were able to plug in to box behind otherwise would have had to move. Park electrician had not made repair after 4 days. - venice
Sep 2014 - $67.00
The rate advertised is not what we paid because of the extra charges. There is a $5 per day pet fee for each pet. When we ask what we get for the $5 no one could tell us. OH, you also pay extra for each child over a certain age. The park is full of pine tar. I had to clean my dog's paws every time we took him for a walk because he would have pine tar stuck between his pads. The Internet is only free for 1 hour in every 24 hours. To use it after your free hour it will cost you $3 per day per device. So, if you have a pet or a child over a certain age and have two devices you would like to connect to the Internet your rate increases by $11 per day. The sites are paved, with dirt side yards. The sites themselves are adequate but you will only have 30 amp service. If the price was not so high and they did not charge for all the extras I would have given this a slightly better rating. - joepi
Jun 2014 - $65.00
The staff was extremely friendly and the park is close to South Lake Tahoe. The campground is heavily wooded and it's a little tight to maneuver. The camp store is very nice and has a lot of items, including snacks and drinks. The only real negative is the proximity to the highway, which is right next to the campground (Highway 50). - Loki 1968
Apr 2016 - $35.00
We made our reservation via their website, selecting a 50 amp FHU "prime" spot. Upon arrival, we were assigned a non-"prime" 30 amp site. After several minutes of near argument with the check-in staff person about "not needing a 50 amp site" he reluctantly changed our site to what we needed and had already paid for. Even though this part of the facility is open year around the water to our site was turned off and it took some effort to get staff to come turn it on. The sites in this section are close together and all dirt.
This facility is showing it's age. There are large potholes in the access roads and a number of bumps caused by frost-heaves and tree roots. The roadways wind through the trees but if you take it slow and are cautious most rigs can probably navigate them. The non-prime sites in the area we camped are generally 40' long and back up to another 40' site. They will be cramped if there are two long rigs back to back. The "prime" sites are back-in sites generally on the outside perimeter.
We have stayed here before but this will be the last time for us. - Saggio
Nov 2015 - $19.00
Access from US50 via "C" Street takes you directly to the CG entrance. Roads are asphalt, sites are hard sand and mostly level. Utilities are well placed, there are pedestal BBQ grill stands and some sites have fire bowls. There are pine trees, some satellite access, HDTV good signal. Part of the CG closes for the winter. There are a few long term residents here but their sites are tidy. Restrooms were okay, certainly not sparkling clean, didn't use the showers. "The Pit" is a group BBQ area used by the staff while we were there for a Chamber of Commerce function and campers were invited to attend, free of charge. South Lake Tahoe is gearing up for the winter ski season. There are stores, shops and restaurants to chose from, some in California, some in Nevada. - SilverBear
Sep 2015 - $72.00
Asphalt roads, dirt sites. Lots of trees so we were in the shade, site was level, back-in. Picnic table and raised BBQ. Campfires not permitted. This campground is a Thousand Trails membership park; however they do let non-members stay. It would have cost us $72 a night, but they had a special of "pay for 2-nights and get the 3rd-night fee" which worked out to $48 per night. WiFi was weak and intermittent, get Code when you check-in. We were in Section "A", which does not have cable TV, but we were able to get antenna TV with 7-channels. Swimming pool and playground. Pets are OK, but must be on a leash at all times. Bathrooms and showers were old, but clean. Quiet at night. - zigzag