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Tahoe State Recreation Area

Contact Information

(530) 583-3074

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 15 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 21 Feet

Park Hours


Campground opens
May 26th 2016

Driving Directions to Tahoe SRA

The area is located 0.25 miles east of Tahoe City on Highway 28.
Lakeside and Hillside campgrounds are the loops in this park. Hillside is across Highway 28 from Lakeside loop - and Lake Tahoe.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

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Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

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Tahoe State Recreation Area campground has closed for the 2015 season on Sept. 7, 2015.
Tahoe SRA will be open for the 2016 season from 5/26/2016 - 9/4/2016.
Reservations are available six months in advance of your desired arrival.
Please contact ReserveAmerica - 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.

Campground Information
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 tolietries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockedrs 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high. Violators will be cited.

Camping Options
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

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Available Activities and Facilities at Tahoe State Recreation Area

Family Campsites
RV Access
Bike Trails
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available