Campground by the Lake

Important Updates

Dump Station Closed

The dump station is out of order until further notice. 

Fire Restrictions 

Fire restrictions are in place for the City of South Lake Tahoe until further notice. No charcoal or wood fires are permitted during this time. The use of natural gas (NG), propane (LPG), or pellet BBQ grills, smokers, and gas firepits are permissible unless a red flag warning is issued. Campers are not allowed to use the fire rings and BBQ grills located on each campsite during this time. 

During Red Flag/Critical Fire Weather Conditions- All forms of open flame are prohibited during Red Flag/Critical Fire weather conditions. Please check this website for current restrictions before your visit. 

Restrooms Facilities are Limited

Due to the construction of a new recreation and aquatics center, the restroom facility located in C loop is closed. The campground is currently served by one main restrooms facility located in D loop and a small restroom facility located in F loop. Please check your confirmation emails for the bathroom and shower door code.   

The Campground is Currently OPEN 

The camping season runs from May (weather permitting) through the end of October.

2023 Campground Reservations

To make a reservation for the 2023 season click HERE. We will also be taking walk-up reservations on site based on availability May through October.

Campground by the Lake is accepting reservations for loops D, E, F and portions of C. We will not be opening reservations to loops A, B, portions of C, and tent cabin village due to the construction of a new Recreation and Aquatics Center.   

No Electric or Water Hookups: At this time there are no sites with electric hookups or water hookups available. All sites are considered dry sites. Water is available at the campground entrance and a few community (shared) water spigots are located in each loop. 

ADA Compliant Site: For campers who need access to an ADA compliant site, please email us at to make a reservation. 


Campground Entrance sign
Under Construction 2022

Campground Construction Impacts 

Please be advised the City is excited to be breaking ground on a new recreation and aquatics center located on the north side of the campground beginning in spring 2022. Campground loops A, B, portions of C, and Tent Cabins will not be available for advanced reservations due to construction. Campground loops D, E, F and portions of C will be open for reservations in 2023. Before making your reservation, please be aware that ALL campsites will be impacted by daytime construction noise, no matter what site is selected. Before making your reservation for 2023, all campers are hereby notified of construction noise and other construction-related impacts you may experience during your stay.  

This notice will be provided to all campers at the time of reservation and again prior to their arrival. Due to advance notification of the impacts to the camping experience, no refunds will be issued due to noise. To learn more about the refund policy click here.