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
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
Sites were cramped and hard to hook up; 6 bathrooms and 6 showers for 108 sites were completely insufficient. Facilities were old and run down. Check-in was difficult and slow. Showers were so bad (cleanliness and wait) that we skipped them and went on to our next stop. Find somewhere else! - gvljohnsons
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
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
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
First, they are now on an internet reservation system that allows you to reserve a year in advance. If you want to see the amazing "Lights on the Lake" fireworks, reserve now. Using the old phone system, we were able to get one of the last two spots on the day reservations opened; and it was no hook-up. There is a dump station inside the entrance. I assume you could fill up with drinking water at one of the many faucets: we brought our own in. The site (C24) was spacious and right next to the bike path and just a short walk to the lake. We were in "C" loop which just had a small restroom and no showers. A nice shower house was located in another loop (one that I believe had hook-ups). The staff was excellent and the Park was clean and quiet. Verizon cell and data worked well. We would return. - Kokomo
We planned to stay here for one night only but within a couple of hours we decided to extent our stay with two more night. It is the place to be if you want to escape from the craziness of the south part of lake Tahoe. The campground ends at the beautiful lake of fallen leaf. Stay there a few days and you will fall in love in with this camp site. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Certainly a recommendation and worth a visit. - Paul69
It was all I could do to get our 37' travel trailer into a spot advertised as a pull through. In retrospect it would have been better to have backed the trailer in to the spot, but I was just learning. Many of the pull through sites include a sharp turn around one or more trees. The park is beautiful, but has no hookups. There is a series of hiking and biking trails behind the campground, which are adjacent to Fallen Leaf Lake. Sites are asphalt, but not level due to potholes and lack of general maintenance. Our site was labeled ADA, and was negotiable by a power wheelchair. Manual wheelchair users might be challenged by the rough terrain. BYOG (Bring you own generator) - jwhite
Beautiful campground. No hook ups. Nicely spaced sites and open meadows. Attentive staff. Site 78 and others like that are pull through, so great if you can book. Best sites are those closest to lake. Lake is not visible, but a short walk. Camp Richardson and Pope Beach are 2 miles away. - JLBL
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
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
Stay if you can live with a little road and flowing creek noise, some slightly tight sites with poor cable and weird Wi-Fi but also great people, beautiful setting, nice clean pool, restrooms and showers. Lots of primitive tent sights right on Echo Creek. Don't come if you expect the Hyatt Regency. Leave room for us! - PM2450
We stayed here for three nights to check out the South Lake Tahoe area. Very convenient location. Away from the main Highway, but could still hear a little bit of road noise.
Very bicycle friendly area. We rode our bikes into town, and around the Marina.
Not crowded at all, and we had our pick of spots. Unable to get DTV from our Winegard Traveler due to trees though. Staff was very courteous and park was clean.
Would stay here again. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
Very nice, quiet, campground carved out from the surrounding woods. The staff was very friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions about things to do in the area. However, many sites are small (almost awning to awning). They have some 50 amp sites but most are 30. Our site was 30 amp and the voltage was extremely low even if I had nothing running, worse if using any appliance. Luckily the weather was mostly cool and breezy enough not to require the AC. Wi-Fi was terrible. We stayed 7 days and it was down approx. 70 to 80 % of the time and when it was up it had the speed of the old dial up process. The Wi-Fi is provided by an outside company, so I think it is time for them to find another service provider. We would probably not return to this campground because of the electrical voltage/Wi-Fi issues. - User1539
Nice sized sites wind through the forest. Loop configuration so you don't get that parking lot feeling. Didn't give a 9 or 10 since the water heater for our bathroom was down for the first 5 days of our stay. I understand it has been down for over a month. - Ray O