Zephyr Cove Nevada Campgrounds
31 RV Parks near Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Sep 2012 - $34.00
This is a typical Federal campground with one big plus: it is right on Lake Tahoe with a very nice sandy beach. This campground underwent a major renovation last year with newly paved, expanded sites. Sites are reasonably level and have a fire ring, BBQ and large table. There is a two tier price system. Those sites closest to the lake, designated as “Lake” in Reserve America and Recreation.gov, are $34 per night. Those a little further away, designated “FORE” for forest, are $30 per night. Many of the forest sites have good views of the lake through the pines, however. There are a couple of good hiking/biking paths leading through the adjacent forest and meadows. Bathrooms have flush toilets but no showers are available. Good cell service. No Wi-Fi, although I picked up a signal from a near-by hotel that did not require a password but I was unable to connect. My air card worked fine. Because of the trees, satellite reception will depend on your site. The two campground hosts do an outstanding job of keeping everything clean and tidy. Ordinarily I do not give a dry camping campground higher than 8 stars but the location outweighs the even the lack of showers. - Arn
Jan 2018 - $22.00
I've been staying here each winter since 2000/01; there are usually 6-10 RVer's who stay the winter season, skiing and enjoying a slower-paced, quieter Lake Tahoe experience. Aramark manages this Nation Forest RV park. They used to have an on-site manager living in the RV park taking care of it; not any longer. The rate had always been $499 per month, this year saw a $150 per month off-season raise, so fewer RVer's this year. The wi-fi is poor to non-existent and staff just says there is nothing they can do because of the trees. Funny, last year it worked fine. There are only a couple of staff that have been here for 5 years or more; newer staff are younger with no RV experience, so of little help. - EarthTrek
Sep 2017 - $84.00
We stayed here for 2 nights. They were the most expensive of our trip, but understand due to the area. However, thought we may have been after the "tourist" season.
Wifi was not accessible for us, had to use our phones. Sites were mostly level, campground was quiet. Trees made it hard for big rigs to move around. Staff kind of apathetic, not really helpful. - LKoop
Jul 2017 - $85.00
Wow! Expensive! On the other hand, it is Lake Tahoe and you do have access to a terrific beach. The campsites are close. There is plenty of shade, but no grass. The sites are really not very level - at least mine wasn't. The resort does attract a kind of "party" element. The 10pm quiet time wasn't adhered to by some. The utilities are good and include cable TV. Our site wasn't big enough for our 25 ft trailer and 20 ft TV. Cell service was fine with Verizon. There is no playground for little ones, but there is the beach. Lots of shopping and fun things to do nearby. It's expensive but it's the best game in town if you want lake access and full utilities. I would probably stay at Zephyr Cove again. - SeaTeacher
May 2017 - $45.00
This is a local City Park frequented by tent campers and other short stay guests. Unfortunately, the camp is right on the main road with no security, and we frequently saw sketchy homeless and/or people who did not 'belong' walking through and along the lake side. Roads in are asphalt paved, with many tall trees, but passable with care. Satellite Dish signal was hit or miss; Line of Site would be highly site dependent. All sites are dirt/sand. Our pull in was level. We were in 'A' loop with water and 50A electric. No sites have sewer. Utilities were older but worked satisfactorily. Scanned for TV and got 1 local 'Lake Tahoe' OTA station. Bathrooms and showers were filthy, with bare concrete floors and stained steel walls. Shower water was plentiful and hot. We saw no sign of any maintenance or cleaning. Toilets were in need of service. Mornings brought the whiff of stale urine and feces. There is no working WiFi. Their WiFi Access Point reported a consistent 'Cannot find a valid network to join' error message from setup.meraki.com throughout our stay. We were unable to connect to any other free WiFi from our camp site. The advertised 'Camp Store' was closed, and did not look like it had been opened for years. There was plenty of walking space for our small dog. The campsites themselves are wide with a lot of room in between. Each site features a raised BBQ pit, fire ring and worn but serviceable picnic table. Wood for fires is available from the Camp Checkin Kiosk, according to the guide. Many of the tent sites during our visit had campfires. Generally, the camp has a pleasant shaded feel from the numerous tall trees. It is within walking distance to the Lake front, Restaurants and Grocery Stores, as well as the Public Beach. We would only stay here again if there was no other option. - Llando88
May 2017 - $47.00
This campground is the county park in a prime location in South Lake Tahoe. The sites are situated in the tall Fir trees and is attractive. There are 178 campsites and some with water and electricity. Most look level, the one we had was not level but it was the exception. Loops A and B have some sites with nice views of the lake and the mountains. The showers need to be updated and there were only three showers for women that were not private at all. We were in Loop A but closer to the office. The advantage to our site was that we were far from the noise of the traffic. I can not imagine the traffic in the summer. I think this campground is expensive even though you are near to everything - the lake, bike trails, restaurants and some of the casinos. There is skiing in town in back of the casinos and when we were there some people were snowboarding/skiing and yet swimming in Lake Tahoe. They have changed their reservation policy and since March of this year reserveamerica.com will handle all their reservations. You had to try to call the office before so I think this is a good change. This campground is booked for most of the summer but if you can not get in, there are five Forest Service campgrounds located around the lake. One of them is just about a mile or two east of the town and there is another one west of the town. These are mostly booked as well for the summer season. One thing I did not like was that they charged extra for our dog per day and this information was not on their website or the Reserve America site. - gsnakehill
Oct 2016 - $42.00
It's Lake Tahoe, how could I rate it any less.
We stayed from 9/3016 to 10/3/16 upon check in male volunteer clerk was not such a friendly fellow, I was disorganized and when I returned with the required info he stated"oh it's you"... anyway no way to treat customers or people. - Creativewhimz
Oct 2017 - $72.00
We were in a pull through site. Park is good sized with over 400 spots. Many look to be water and elecrric only. The park is off the main road and pretty quiet. The park is heavily treed and most sites will not get satellite. Verizon cell phone is ok at 3 bars. Thousand Trails has an Encore park upgrade to most memberships for $199 that will cut the cost of the park by half. - BrianStacifulltimers
Oct 2017 - $1.00
Note: we are Thousand Trails members so our stay was FREE. We stayed here in October and there were plenty of empty spaces. We were able to get a 50amp, full hookup site with DirecTV satellite access thru the tall trees. We loved our visit to Lake Tahoe but found the area to be very expensive and, even in the 'shoulder season' between summer boating and winter skiiing, we found it very, very crowded. Please note we saw warning signs at the local Visitor Center indicating the squirrels and chipmunks do have plague infested fleas. If you have a dog (or cat) be aware (there were no warning signs at the RV park). - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Oct 2017 - $75.00
We stayed 2 nights. Close quarter sites. Everything clean. Hot showers. Close to amenities. Dirt sites not real level. - Ncogneeedo
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
Jul 2017 - $35.00
One of the best parks we stayed at around Lake Tahoe. The sites were spacious and well maintained. There were proper toilet facilities with showers (4 quarters / 3 minutes). We really felt as though we were in nature, though the campground was full. Fallen Lake itself is a jewel of a lake, offering swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding opportunities. - Panthera16
Jul 2017 - $17.00
Been coming here since 1983. So beautiful. The long level sites are difficult to get. You have to know the park and make reservations 6 months in advance to get a good site. Website tells you the slope and provides a picture. This year it was so much better. No check-in hassles and very friendly helpful staff. In past years it was run like a Nazi camp. Hosts are there to help not hassle. There are no hookups, and water is far and few. Generator hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. So if you can live with those problems you will love the park. The road into the park is terrible, as others have said. Restrooms were super clean and pay showers are available throughout the park. Trash cans close by and Bear proof. Bears do frequently come around but don't bother you if you use steel bear keepers. - signaloil
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
Sep 2017 - $42.00
As other reviews have said, this park is attached to the Carson Valley Casino and is a very clean older park. The roadways and sites are all asphalt paved, but most of the sites are humped and leveling can be a slight challenge. The major drawback to this park is the interior roads are very, very tight and with people parking in front of their RVs maneuvering can be tricky. We had to have one person move a car just to make a corner. In spite of the big rig access, this park is not big rig friendly. We could barely make it in a 40' motorhome, which then totally filled the site front to back. For smaller rigs this is a good spot but I wouldn't recommend it for larger rigs, either motorhome or trailer. - Lt Dan
Jul 2017 - $25.00
Nice clean park. Green grass, shade and picnic tables. Close spaces. Laundry facilities are good. For a dollar the driers run 60 mins. Washers are $1:50 for 28 mins. Don't leave anything on grass you don't want wet. They water at 1 a.m. every day and they cut the grass on Weds and/0r Thurs. Once a month on a Sunday (call for schedule) there is a ladies Texas Hold'em tournament. $40 buy in. Food satisfactory but don't recommend the scramble eggs they are powdered and the biscuits are dry and crumbly. Also if you can try to get a space in back (you can ask but they don't guarantee it) the spaces up front are noisy. They are next to the main parking and semis park there over night. If your a light sleeper you'll hear them pulling in late and leaving early. And you'll hear their refrigeration. - Graybird
May 2017 - $44.00
Very nice, quiet, small campground on Casino property. Easy registration at kiosk. I am a seasoned RVer and I tried and tried but I could not get my 29ft fifth wheel into my assigned spot (#4), which is strange because when making reservations they asked me what size my RV was, they should have known it would not fit, but this may have been due to my tow vehicle being a long bed crewcab Ford F250. They allowed me to change spots to a pull through which was very nice, but charged me extra. Maneuvering your RV can be very challenging at this park. I was concerned that I would not be able to get out of my pull through spot (#53) because my neighbors truck was parked too close to me. Leaving at 5 am I ended up backing into the empty spot behind me to get out. If all the camp spots were full I would not have been able to pull out without asking someone to move, ugh. - Happy Camper 54
Jun 2016 - $45.00
I was a camp host there last summer. Dogs are allowed but only on leash on paved roads and in campsites, not on trails. Cell service barely exists. Free Wifi is only available immediately around the visitors center. They say 18 feet max for motorhomes. This is a very old campground layout, that has been updated as much as possible. It is in great shape, for such heavy use. Parking, especially at the beach is premium. That said, this is a premium location, spectacular views, great hiking, and a wonderful Sierra experience if you are in the area. - Sparksrick
Oct 2017 - $23.00
This park has over 200 sites and a few tent sites. You register at the gas station/general store - which has all your basics. So pulling in is easy and the roads in the park are also easy to navigate. Check in was fast and friendly. Even though the park is on Hwy 395 there is very little road noise. The sites are all gravel and level. We were in site 114, pull-thru with full hook-ups - no problems with the hookups, and plenty long enough for our 37' Class A, tow dolly and parking the car. A little wider than normal. There are two dog parks, one small and one medium size. They have a catch and release pond with some golf holes around it. There is a rec room, pool and laundry room, all of which are clean. We stayed October 8-12, 2017 and paid $23.71 a night with our Passport America discount. WiFi was okay, Verizon signal good. You are not far from Lake Tahoe and Carson City. - BarrettsHappyTrails
Oct 2017 - $22.00
I only use this park when Passport America is excepted which is late in the fall, otherwise I keep driving. This park has basically become a work camp for people in the area: a lot of long-term, six months or longer. The place is completely full: almost impossible to get in there, but we did get in. We camped close to the road: if you've got any other options do it because it's very noisy.
The interior roads are very tight if you are pulling a trailer, which I was with my motorhome. Virtually impossible to navigate out of the spot without asking somebody to move. I don't really use this park for it's amenities. I use it merely as a convenience for doing what I like to do in the area so in that regard it worked out fine.
395 has become so busy you really have to be careful pulling out especially if you're going to be heading south. I don't know what can be done other than maybe a dummy Lane to ease into the traffic: something will have to be done eventually, very dangerous.
The sewer connection is pretty far in the back. We use a hose for gray water and then when we left, backed up made a dump and then left the park. I would have needed 30 foot of sewer hose to make the connection, but I'm set up for long-term camping so a gray water hose is not a problem for a few days. - monaco cruiser
Oct 2017 - $40.00
One of the best things about this park, you can get your diesel fuel right here. The office is also a little convenient store which was very nice. Very friendly and helpful employees. Laundry and restrooms are very clean. Didn't use the WiFi but the cable situation is terrible. They have cable but you have to put a deposit on the cable box to get it and they don't have enough boxes for all the sites. Never got a cable box all week.
Dog park is more like a dog pen, very small. No grass anywhere. Sites are large stones with concrete under the tires only. Very narrow roads. Lots of permanent campers that need to clean up their sites. However the location of the park itself is great, easy from the highway. - Kerch
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