May 25th 2017
Tahoe State Recreation Area
Tahoe State Recreation Area Campground has closed for the 2016 season.
Please look to the bottom of this website for some other nearby options.
Tahoe State Recreation Area campground opens for the 2017 Season at the end of May 2017 through Labor Day weekend.
Reservations are available six months in advance of your desired arrival.
Please contact reservecalifornia - 800-444-7275
Overflow Parking not Available
Due to the new Placer County bikepath that runs through the park, Tahoe SRA no longer has an overflow parking area for vehicles that do not fit in your campsite. Parking arrangements will have to be made for overflow vehicles within legal areas in Tahoe City or the surrounding area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.
0.25 miles east of Tahoe City on Highway 28.
Tahoe SRA is located in Tahoe City, east of nearby shopping malls and restaurants.
There is a bike path that leads from the campground into town with picturesque views of Lake Tahoe.
The campground has 23 campsites with picnic tables, required-use food storage containers, and fire pits.
There are showers and restrooms available for registered campers.
Tahoe SRA does not have hook-ups or dump stations and is best for tent camping or the use of smaller trailers and RVs.
Quiet Hours 10pm - 6am Check In - 2 pm
Generator Hours 10am - 8pm Check Out - Noon
2 Vehicles allowed per campsite Children must have helmets for bicycles/scooters/skateboards
8 people allowed per campsite Dogs must be leashed and never unattended
Food Storage Locker Information
Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockers 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high. Violators will be cited.
This is a smaller campground that is often full during the summer.
Here are some other camping options nearby:
Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park is 11 miles south on Highway 89
D.L. Bliss State Park is also an option - 17 miles south on Hwy 89
Tahoe City Lake Forest Campground - 1 mile east Hwy 28 - 530-583-3796
USFS William Kent Campground - 3 miles south Hwy 89
USFS Silver Creek - 7 miles north Hwy 89
USFS Goose Meadows - 10 miles north Hwy 89
Available Activities and Facilities at Tahoe State Recreation Area
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available