30 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
Sep 2016 - $84.00
This park wins the location award of those in the Lake Tahoe area. After touring some of the other local parks, this one seemed to offer the best of everything. Yes. The sights seem rather close together. Our site 159 is a pull through which seemed to offer more space between sites than many of the others. Bathrooms and showers were clean, maybe a bit dated, but nice. Park is located on HWY 50, a rather busy street, with a traffic light provided for safe crossing to the beach. We enjoyed our stay. Would probably stay again. - R&M
Aug 2016 - $67.00
Check in was horrendous. Monday afternoon and RVS were backed up to the highway. When I got inside the office there were 7 people in front of me. There was only one clerk and he was doing a fine job with 4 days of experience. The first site that I was assigned had a vehicle parked in it. I went back to the office and luckily got another site. The park was recently taken over by Aramark and obviously needs some organization and training. Lots of highway noise as well. There are NO flat, straight areas to disconnect the toad. Signage to the RV resort said "turn left", when in fact the RV resort was on the right. I was told by a camp host that they've been trying to get the sign changed for years. - User3492
Apr 2016 - $42.00
The campground is across the road from the rest of the resort. We walked the entire campground for exercise after a long drive. The grounds are pretty but the sites are very close together with little to zero privacy. Most of the tent sites are right on top of each other. The restrooms and showers each are individual rooms. The restrooms are very basic. The showers are in serious need of updating. They have concrete floors, some wall damage and old defunct coin machines. The resort does have a lake front beach and is located in a beautiful location. It was very pleasant walking the campground, there is a light so it is easy to cross the highway to get to the main part of the resort and the lake. We had a nice breakfast in the resort restaurant. - 2togoNebraska
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
Jun 2016 - $34.00
After a long drive from Yosemite NP we found this park for the night. Our site wad very large and level although without any hookups. There is a nearby restroom and shower facilities but we were pretty much self-sufficient. We were fairly close to US Rt. 50 which meant road noise throughout the night but it was tolerable. We did the self check-in so we can't comment on the staff. If we ever return to this area we would use this place but would try to make reservations ahead of time. - KC8RXQ
Jun 2016 - $34.00
We have camped here several times over a 20+ year period. We have had enjoyable visits in the past, but our latest was just adequate. The park is set among mature Ponderosa pines, which are beautiful, but maneuvering a large rig through them takes care. We saw several people having problems! The location is a mixed blessing. It is convenient to town services, and the beautiful Lake Tahoe with a nice beach is right across the road. The downside is the constant noise from busy route 50. We are full timers and travel in a 40' motorhome and pull a truck carrying an ATV and a motorcycle. I was not allowed to unload my motorcycle, as only 2 vehicles per site are allowed. The motorhome counts as one, and the truck counts as another. It makes no difference that the truck was towed in and there were only the two of us on the site. We had a site on the perimeter of the campground and there was a constant flow of people walking and riding bikes through our site to get to the road. I have been camping and RVing for 50 years, and have never seen so many rude and inconsiderate people. Based on this experience, you might want to avoid a site on the perimeter by the highway. All things considered, I don't think we will be in any hurry to return. - Boundertom
Apr 2017 - $54.00
$54/nite reflects their weekly rate. We stayed 10 nights starting late April. On arrival, staff were very nice and helpful. Our site had panoramic views of the pine trees from our rear bedroom. Several loops were still closed and only a small number of RVs were here at this time of year. Although there are no privacy shrubs, etc., we still felt the separation from our neighbors was good. The asphalt cg roads had a few potholes but we had no problem maneuvering our 32ft travel trailer. There were plenty of staff raking and leveling sites throughout our stay. Snow was still on the ground in places, and we experienced a wonderful snowfall one afternoon and evening. Our site was still a bit muddy at one end from but dried out in a few days. I had no problem leveling our trailer with a few leveling blocks. This early in the season, the cg only had 30amp sites available - 50amp loops were still closed. Verizon signal was weak/slow but usable. The cg is a short drive to Lake Tahoe, stores, restaurants and etc. We will definitely camp here again in the future, and probably during this same season. We liked the emptiness, quiet and cool weather this time of year. If you want to use the pool, tennis court, volleyball court, etc. or need 50A service, you'll want to come later in the year. - phann
Aug 2016 - $67.00
Tried to get into another park and just couldn't.... for months, so had to stay here.
This park is huge: lots of sites. The loop we were in was loud at night. People playing music in one site and people up late drinking right next to us (loud). We called in at night after hours, but nothing happened. We found out later the people staying next to us in a van and two tents, were employees. They have a 10pm quiet time listed in their literature, but their employees didn't follow it.
This is an older park and we noticed the big rigs having issues. They eventually got in, but it was not easy.
The did have a nice pool. Sites are dirt, roads are paved. The laundry was very big and worked well for us. There are no fire rings and no ground fires. The front office said we could rent a ring for 8.00 / night. We didn't do that.
For what you get it is over priced, but there are not many other options. - daa10496
Jun 2016 - $55.00
We had a premium site that was level and long enough for or rig. Paved interior roads but dirt sites. Only had 30 amp service and it was hot but only able to run 1 AC. Pool was clean a b d temp was good. Super friendly staff and very accommodating. Was nice but 50 amp and paved sites would earn it a 10. Caught the restrooms just before cleaning. - signaloil
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Sites are close together. Had to disconnect from our 29ft fifth wheel to fit in the space. Registration is at the front desk of the casino. Has a store with fuel onsite as well as the casino. - Marshnik
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Very nice smaller campground next to the casino. Doggy friendly, allowing small pens and plenty of shade and grass. Nice area to park while you wait for space available. You pull up to the kiosk and call into the main lobby for site number. Very nice and friendly. Restrooms and laundry are very clean and nice.
The park is small and a bit tight to navigate, but is doable. Recommend unhitching a tow car. Pull thrus look a bit short for longer motorhomes (>34ft) or fifth wheels. We would definitely stay again. - ButterflyDogs
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Sites have adequate space between. Not much in the way of landscaping. If you like rock this is your place. Minimal trees so satellite service is easy. Hookups are at the extreem rear of site/coach. Electric and water are easily hooked up but you may need an EXTRA long sewer hose. Our standard hose is 20' and we had to purchase an additional 10' extension. Word of caution. If you have a hydraulic leveling system, make sure your jacks will hit the concrete. It is possible to deploy jacks and have them land on half the concrete pad and the rocks. This can bend and damage the landing pads. Wifi, although present, is lousy. Better off using hotspot on phone. Verizon 4G service good. We did not use the laundry or the bathhouse so no input. Staff is courteous and helpful. Propane, gas and diesel available on site. Prices are competitive with most lower cost stations around. Overall it's an OK place. Just not much in the way of appearance. - Martini Chuck
Oct 2016 - $26.00
Check in was quick and efficient. They guide you to your site which is nice enough but not necessary. The sites are narrow with cracked concrete pads for the tires. It's a bit of a challenge to get situated properly. Our 45 foot motorhome fit in our site but just barely. There is a pad adjacent to the site for the tow vehicle. It's a rather utilitarian park with many long term renters. We were able to get Directv and Verizon cell coverage. The WII FI didn't work at all. Be prepared for constant noise from 395. Great place for shopping - all the big box stores are in the area. - Free
Sep 2016 - $40.00
It's not bad or horrible, but it is little more than a glorified parking lot with gravel yards that are uncomfortable to walk on and barely adequate pads to park your RV on. The pads aren't "pads" at all in the normal sense - they only cemented the tire tracks and left the center portion open, which they filled with the same gravel I mentioned earlier. That would be fine, I suppose, except that the "tire pads" are so far apart that the feet for my front jacks straddle the inside edge of the cement by exactly half - enough to have done some real damage if I hadn't noticed and put the full weight of the rig on them.
The noise from Hwy 395 is quite loud and there are a ton of full-timers who clearly have more important things to do than maintain their spaces. There is zero aesthetic appeal to any part of this "resort" - it's really just a flat place to park your RV.
At $40 a night with ZERO refunds for any reason, I expect a little more for my money. - Wryly Blithe
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
Jun 2014 - $13.00
This campground is right next door to Meeks Bay Resort, which is a private campground reviewed elsewhere on this site. This is a typical older forest service campground which is situated right on the beach in Meeks Bay. It is a short walk across the day use parking lot to a beautiful white sand shallow beach. A small part of the beach is open to dogs. This location on the beach is about the only plus for an RV camper, but it is a BIG one. On the downside, there is only ONE site here rated for an over-20-foot RV, number 26, which says 40 feet. But our 31-foot fiver barely fit and there is a sharp turn on the road just before this site that was perhaps the tightest turn we've had to make in 3 years of RV camping. But we did make it with minimal scratching. The one large site also happens to be right next to highway 89, I mean RIGHT next to it, barely 20 feet away! Luckily, traffic was light at night and we were mostly gone during the day. But if you want a campsite to luxuriate in the quiet of the woods...this ain't it. Come here (if you fit) to enjoy the fabulous beach and the wonders of the Lake Tahoe area, but we likely will look to stay elsewhere next time. 10+ for the beach, 3 for the campground. - MrSunshine