Confusion begins when you arrive and seem to be directed to the parking lot on the lake side of the road. Don't go there if you have a big rig! The campground is on the other side of the road and you need to park and go to the gift shop on the other side of the road to register.
The people were friendly but don't have a clue about RVing. They gave us a map and told us how to get to the site. Fortunately, the camp host caught us and helped. The route described could not have been navigated in a big rig. Tons of trees and sharp turns. There did not appear to be a level site that we could use. When settled in the best we could find, our front tires were about 4" off the ground. Obviously we could not hook up our roof top satellite dish. Great for 5th wheels or trailers or C class but not big rigs. We have a 40' RV with tow. Guessing at rate. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $53.00
Very nice RV park; although, on the pricey side. Good spacing between sites. On Highway 50, most of the sites back from the road, so there are no issues with car noises. At least while we were there. You can walk from the RV park across Highway 50 (there's a stoplight for pedestrians) and be right at a beautiful beach. There is an " unmarked" hiking trail behind the site if you want to hike through the wilderness. The lodge right across Highway 50 is very nice; although, we didn't eat there. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $69.00
This park is full of "big rigs" but friendly is not exactly accurate. The park is very tight within the trees and sites are as close together as possible. We were here one weekend the end of September in a 40' fifth wheel. Overall, the park is clean, the staff friendly, and there is a slight view of the lake which is a 200 yard walk across Hwy. 50 that goes through town. The biggest problem is the noise. First, there is the problem with overcrowding and the fact that this is a "party" area. But the biggest noise contributor is Hwy. 50 which should be renamed Harley Davidson Parade Lane. Unfortunately, there is a stop light at the park entrance so you get to hear the Harleys wind through all gears from sunrise to bedtime. We got 3 nights for the price of 2 which made it $48 per night, but even that was way over priced. We would not stay here again. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $70.00
Previous reviews talked about a bear in the park - we never saw one. However, if there are, people aren't using the bear proof trash bins correctly. They aren't latching them shut or they're putting trash on top of the containers. Unfortunately, it's going on top because the bins need to be dumped more often as they're full over the weekend. Roads here are tight due to the pine trees, but not a problem if you go slow and others park off the roadway. The Wi-Fi is not good and neither is cell service. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. This is a great location as it's just across the street from the lake. We've stayed here before and would stay again! We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Problem: Most of the sites are nice, but the ones close to the road (Hwy 50) are appalling. When you reserve, you cannot reserve a specific site (unless you book a "premium" site which can only be booked for 2 weeks.) So, it is a real gamble whether you will get a decent site or something that is absolutely unbearable. We booked a 40-ft pull-through site a year in advance and still ended up in the slums. It was a nightmare. All comments about the front office staff not knowing what they are doing are unfortunately accurate, although I'm not sure it's entirely their fault. Problem: If you are close to the highway, be prepared to hear loud trucks using the road throughout the night. Problem: The bathrooms and showers are ghastly. Mgmt has said they will be building new ones. Problem: Overcrowding of sites. Some of the sites are way too cozy, or your picnic table is right next to the dumpster. Problem: Bears. The dumpsters and the campground in general is not bear-proof, and we have had a VERY large bear in our site on more than one night. This happened last summer when we were here, too. Mgmt says they will be taking care of the problem. Problem: Picnic tables. Some are nice, some are full of splinters. Mgmt says that all picnic tables will be replaced within a year. Problem: Noisy campers. We only were awakened one night by rowdy campers at 3:00 a.m. coming back from the casinos, but given the close proximity you hear every conversation. Problem: WiFi is unreliable. Good thing: Great location on Lake Tahoe with a neat beach right across the street. Be prepared for a lot of tattoos. Good thing: The fairly new General Manager seems to be responsive to concerns. Good thing: The lodge has a nice restaurant, there is a snack bar and bar on the beach. Good thing: It's Lake Tahoe. Overall: This has the potential to be a wonderful RV park, but it has been neglected. The bear problem is a real problem and the reservation system is in need of a makeover. Hopefully, the new GM will fix these problems and then this will be a jewel of a park. For now, I would look elsewhere on Lake Tahoe, particularly if you plan to stay for more than a few nights. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
This place is a total ripoff. Very tight sites, with no room for even a picnic table (ours was in front of the next site's door). Wi-Fi does not connect. The staff had no idea what was going on. We made reservations 7 months ago and requested a pull-through with room for a tent. We got a Nose-in spot literally on a hillside barely wide enough for our 33' rig, no room for anything else, and the least level spot I have ever been in. When I asked the girl at the counter about it I got a blank stare. Then I asked a manager who was quite annoyed that I bothered him. I will never stay here again. The rates are ridiculous for what you get. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
The good points of this campground is the Location. Right across the street from the Dixie Queen dock, and all the boat rides. The roads are narrow and winding. The sites are hard to get in, as they are allowing young trees to grow up in places that cause them to interfere with backing in the spaces. Our water faucet for hookups is leaking and has been since before we came. There was also a 500 pound brown bear going through the garbage cans, and when we alerted the park, they said clap your hands. They didn't move really quickly to rid the campground of the bear, and I believe this is a serious threat as they allow tent camping. The sites are narrow and close together. The girl in the office mixed up everyones reservation and put us in the wrong spot, and we paid extra for the specific spot.. I don't think we'll be back. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Great RV resort conveniently located just across the street from the beach and only 5-10 minutes from Lake Tahoe casinos. Hiking and bike trails are close by. The resort is very clean. Friendly staff. Sites are pretty level and well maintained. A few areas of the park are pretty tight for larger rigs due to the large trees all around, but just take it slow and you will be able to navigate through. Be sure to bring jackets, sweaters, and have a heater because Lake Tahoe is at a high enough elevation that it can get pretty cold at night; especially, during the off-season. The least favorite part of the resort for us is that it is literally on HWY 50, so there is always the sound of vehicle traffic; it can be annoying during the middle of the night with semi-trucks driving by. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $78.00
This park was OK. Very expensive, but good location. Our space #187 was one of the toughest camps to park in I have ever experienced. The camp roads are very narrow and windy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We even used the on site laundry and that worked well. Dont expect much of a lake view. Nice place, but I would pick some place else before coming back. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $64.00
This park provides a picnic table and a fire ring at the site. The sites are cramped, we were able to extend our slides, but we're not able to extend our awning. The outside area allocated for the table and fire ring was so narrow that that the fire ring was almost on the street, and the table too close to the neighboring sewer. Some sites appeared to be larger with more room, but not many. It is across the street from the lake making access very convenient and there is a bus stop across the street as well. The beach was crowded, but it was during summer vacation. We will stay elsewhere next time we head up to Lake Tahoe. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
First off, I need to say that my rating would undoubtedly be better if we had gotten a different site. I am convinced ours was the worst site in the entire campground. The site backed up to highway 50, so the noise level was terrible. In addition to the traffic, there were a lot of people walking along the highway to get to the beach from where they parked their cars . We had intended to set up a tent for the two teenage boys to sleep in, but the only spot to do so was about 10 feet from the highway and felt very exposed to strangers passing by, not to mention incredibly loud. The sites are very close together, in fact our picnic table was not even separated from the table belonging to the site next to ours. They were positioned end to end, like one big long table. The wi-fi signal was too weak for us to use it, so that was also a bit frustrating. When I made the reservation I was told that the sites were first come, first serve. You reserve based on the size of your trailer/RV, and are guaranteed a site that will accommodate that vehicle. But when we got there, there were a number of sites that were open that were in the same size category as ours, but were specifically reserved. When I told them that we were told it was first come, first serve, the staff explained that you can reserve a specific site for an extra $15 a night. That would be over $90 per night. We felt that they should make you aware of that when you make the reservation. The main benefit of this campground is the proximity to Lake Tahoe. It is right across the highway from the beach. But the beach was anything but family friendly. It was packed with drunken twenty-somethings all day long. We walked over with the boys but couldn't even get to the water. No place to relax and not an environment for 13 and 14 year old boys to hang out. The only thing preventing me from giving this a 1 rating is that there was a very helpful staffer at the campground who assisted us in parking our trailer. The site was tricky to back into so we were very appreciative of his help. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park across the street from the lake. Due to the trees, it's tight to maneuver and some sites have narrow pads and outdoor space. They have fire pits but they don't get cleaned out compared to other parks that clean them out every day. That being said, the staff was very friendly and helpful. It's in a gorgeous location and one of the nicest looking parks we saw in the area. Sites away from the highway are quiet. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $45.00
Very nice park with a great location. The sites are FAR from level, which can be a bit of a problem. We strayed here during Street Vibrations Motorcycle Rally in Reno. Not good. It was an endless line of Motorcycles (NOISE) ALL day. If you want to be on the Lake, this is the spot !! We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $43.00
We stayed here because we wanted to tour around the lake. The park was full, which speaks to its location and the fact there aren't many options. I would have rated it higher, but many of the sites were right on top of others and it seemed that everyone there had at least one dog. Needless to say, it was like being next door to a kennel. On the positive side, the staff were great and it is just across the street from the lake. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $72.00
I know my rating is much lower than the other's, but we just didn't have a good experience or think the park was that nice, especially for the price. It is right across the street from lake access and you're probably not going to do any better for location to Lake Tahoe. It's also nicely shaded with pine trees. That's about all I have to say that's good. The beach across the street was crowded with noisy drunks and the tent campers at this place were absolute savages. Loud, foul-mouthed drunks (and I'm a drinker). I felt so sorry for the one legitimate family in the tent area, next to all these people. They looked pretty unhappy about it. Luckily I had one large yard-sized trash bag I keep in the trailer, because our site was full of trash (mostly alcohol related) when we arrived. I had to put on gloves and fill the large trash bag half full- that's how much trash was left behind; and no it wasn't the bears, it was dumped in piles. The sites are close together and there is no privacy what-so-ever. The staff was very friendly, but keep in mind it's college kids who don't know anything about RV'ing. The access roads and sites are tight like others have mentioned, but you just have to be careful where you go. There are spots that will accommodate big rigs, you may just need to check your site first and ask for another if its too small. We had no problem getting in and out. I could see this place being better in the winter, when there's less trouble-makers and cheaper rates, but we won't stay here again. We camped at Zephyr Cove Resort RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.