Tahoe State Recreation Area

Phone Number

(530) 583-3074

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: Up to 15 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 21 Feet

Park Hours

2021 Season closes 9/6/2021

Dogs Allowed?

Dogs allowed only in the following areas: Truckee River Outlet known as ""Gatekeepers"" within the day-use area along the Lake Tahoe shoreline.

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.

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

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

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Tahoe State Recreation Area Campground has closed for the 2022 season. 
For camping reservation and information, please contact ReserveCalifornia at www.reservecalifornia.com or (800) 444-7275. Camping reservations may be made 6 months in advance of the date of arrival.

Campground Information 

Campground closed - 9/6/2022

The campground has 23 campsites with picnic tables, required-use food storage containers. Campground allows trailers up to 15' and RV/Campers up to 21'.
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 small trailers and small RVs. 
The campground is considered urban and alongside Hwy 28 in Tahoe City.

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 must be stored DAY and NIGHT               Vehicles must be parked on pavement

Food Storage Locker Information - Important and required.

All food, beverages, toiletries, and trash containing food/smells are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers except when food is being prepared or eaten. Black bears are currently very active as they are just waking from a long winter and are very interested in ALL items that smell like food.  Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite.  Ice chests may NOT be stored in vehicles and shall be stored in the food storage locker. The inside dimensions of the food lockers 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high.  Violations will be cited.

Attention: Bear-Proof Cooler Owners  Bear-Proof Cooler imageBEAR-PROOF COOLERS (Yeti, Pelican, Yukon etc.) MUST be secured with locks per manufacturer instructions in order to meet Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) standards. Failure to do so may result in a Food Storage Citation and up to a $1000 Fine Title XIV CCR 4323(b).  It is recommended that a cable lock is also used to attach the bear cooler to a non moveable item. Bears are known to take off with and/or toss coolers around to try to open them.  More information available in our Black Bear Brochure.



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.

Additional Visitor Services

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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