A large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that straddles the Nevada and California borders, Lake Tahoe is an ideal destination for a family vacation. The region is popular for its resorts, beaches, and skiing. Emerald Bay State Park features a 1929 Nordic-style mansion, Vikingsholm, and Spooner’s Lake is the gateway to the popular Tahoe Rim Trail. For a day trip from the Tahoe city area, take the California side of the border to Sand Harbor Beach.
There are several campgrounds near Lake Tahoe that are close to the water. Nevada Beach Campground is an ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a camping spot with a view of the lake. Most sites at this campground include tables and campfire rings, while others have grills and barbecues. The Nevada Beach Pavilion has 10 picnic tables and 3 barbecue stations. The campground is also pet-friendly, so bringing your dog will not be an issue.
One of the more scenic and affordable campsites on the lake is Nevada Beach Campground. Located on Lake Tahoe’s sandy shore, this campground offers views of the surrounding pine forest. Many of the campsites have stunning views of the lake and are ideal for those looking for a peaceful place to watch the sunset. Whether you’re looking for a rustic spot or a luxurious resort, there’s a lakefront location near Lake Tahoe that’s perfect for a family vacation.
The Emerald Bay State Park campground offers 100 campsites along the south shore of the bay, at Eagle Point. This popular campsite is only open in the summer, so be sure to plan ahead of time. Although it doesn’t offer RV hookups, it has flush toilets and coin-operated showers. Maximum RV and trailer lengths are 18 feet and 21 feet, so make sure to check the regulations before planning your stay. You can also use Lester Beach to kayak to Emerald Bay.
While the Tahoe SRA is a great place to stay, it’s not the best place to bring a pet. This campground has a strict no-pet policy, but you can still bring your dog. It is located in the general creek state park and has a secluded beach and adjacent camping. It’s a popular spot for beach camping on the lake, with limited space for tents and RVs and cabins.
The West Shore is the most popular area for campers. It offers miles of national forest land, quaint shops, and numerous hiking trails. It is also home to most of the campgrounds. On the east shore, you can find the best places to camp in North Lake Tahoe. For the best camping spots, try to book early. There are plenty of campgrounds in the region, but they fill up quickly, so you’ll need to book early.