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
Oct 2015 - $17.00
This is a National Forest Service campground. Beautiful setting in a perfect location. The roads and site paving are a little rough and restrooms are what you would expect in a NFS campground. We loved being tucked in the trees and the sites were well spaced so that there was a lot of privacy. We would definitely stay here again. - Tvl Junky
Sep 2015 - $18.00
We have been camping here for 35 years. Now you must make reservation or you will not get in in the summer. Nice big pull thru sites as you select your sites online. NO HOOKUPS is a challenge if staying more than a couple days. The campground is run by a private untidy and not very helpful when a problem arises. This last year they tore up our site we had reserved for 6 months and made it half the length which was a real problem as no others were available to switch. We made it work but they ruined the site for us and no warning. The day after we checked in we got an automated call telling us of the change. Government run operations can be difficult to work with. It is a very nice park however. - signaloil
Aug 2012 - $30.00
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
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
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
Aug 2015 - $16.00
The park is a bit of a mish mash of sites, some with 50 amp, some only 30 amp, some have sewer and some don't. You can find the hookups you want, you just need to be clear what you want. Some of the sites are wide with sun exposure and fairly good satellite reception, others not so much.
The check-in process was easy and we proceeded to our spot. Many of the sites, including ours, have large trees that can make it difficult for larger rigs to get into. The trees define the sites, so they aren't just side by side, perfectly straight. This adds some character to the park, but also means you might be looking at someone else's sitting area, although that extreme is rare.
There was a group next to us that had several RV's and tents, which was really nice for them. But, because the sites aren't clearly defined, one of their tents encroached on part of what we thought was our area. We had a lot of room, so it wasn't an issue, but others might not feel that way.
We decided to extend our stay an extra two weeks, and part way through moved to a premium site. Our site was still 30 amp, but we had woods behind us and our site had much more open space to set up our canopy.
The bathrooms in our loop were older, but clean. I used the laundry twice, the first time went well. The second time neither of the two driers I used dried my clothes. When we complained, the kid working said that they don't always work and refunded the cost of one dryer. They didn't even ask which machines we had problems with, that was disappointing.
The wifi was unusable and AT&T reception was spotty, but we had a strong Verizon signal.
The location is great and road noise is low, but there is a hospital very close and they seem to use their helicopter a lot! That was a little annoying, but it usually doesn't run late into the night.
We enjoyed our stay here and hope to return. - Uno Mas