We’ve recently added new campsite photos for 4 Lake Tahoe area campgrounds that include Chapman Creek, Lake Forest, Salmon Creek, and Tahoe SRA. All 4 campgrounds are at about 6,000 feet elevation and are well shaded among the lodgepole pine and cedar trees. In addition to camping, you’ll find a variety of outdoor activities here including: fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and gold panning.
Chapman Creek – Tahoe National Forest
Chapman Creek Campground is broken up into two loops, one overlooks Chapman Creek and the other is next to a small meadow. There are 21 campsites and all are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings and food storage lockers. The campground has vault toilets and drinking water. Chapman Creek is about 5 miles away from Sardine Lake, a popular fishing, boating, and swimming lake. Sardine Lake Resort also offers boat rentals.
Lake Forest – Muni Tahoe City Campground
Lake Forest Campground is located in North Lake Tahoe, less than a mile away from Lake Forest Beach. The campground has vault toilets and drinking water. It does not have hookups, showers or a dump station. All 20 campsites have a table, fire ring and grill. Lake Forest Campground is a first come first served basis. Keep in mind, this campsite is not for everyone it falls more on the raw side of camping (it needs a little TLC). This is a great one night stay or for campers who enjoy the lack of amenities.
Salmon Creek – Tahoe National Forest
Salmon Creek Campground is right on the North Yuba River in Tahoe National Forest area. With 31 campsites, 7 can accommodate trailers. Campsites 19, 20 and 21 are walk-in. Also, each campsite has a table, fire ring, grill, and food storage locker. The campground has vault toilets and drinking water. Salmon Creek is high up on the mountain and central to all of the lakes in the Sierra buttes – making Salmon Creek Campground a fisherman’s heaven. The campground is very popular and campers are highly encouraged to make reservations in advance.
Tahoe SRA – Tahoe City Area
Tahoe SRA Campground is a smaller campground located less than half a mile from Tahoe City. The campground has 28 campsites, each have a paved parking pad, table, fire ring, grill, and food storage container. Tahoe SRA Campground has drinking water, flush toilets, and showers. There are no hook-ups or dump stations. The campsites are best for tents or small trailers. Tahoe SRA Campground takes reservations 6 months in advance, and the season runs from mid May and ends after Labor Day weekend. It’s never too early to start planing!
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