Meeks Bay Campground Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit California

96158 Meeks Bay Ave
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
530 525-4733
Lat / Long:

39.03583, -120.12222

Meeks Bay Campground has 40 campsites and is just a few hundred feet from the shores of Lake Tahoe and open from mid-May to mid-October. The campground is on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and is mostly flat with paved roads and parking pad. The campsites also have good shade from the ponderosa pines that tower above. Sites can accommodate tents, trailers & RVs (up to 20 feet long). Some of the sites also have views of the lake.

Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, showers, a picnic area, marina and bike rentals. Firewood is also available for sale from the camp host. There are no hookups here. Each campsite also has a table, food storage locker (36″ deep, 43″ wide, and 22″ high), fire ring and grate.

Loop 1 has sites 1-8. 1-6 are small. 7-8 is a double with one of the hosts.
Loop 2 has sites 9-20. Double sites are 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 19-20.
Loop 3 has sites 21-31. Double sites are 22-23, 27-28.
Loop 4 has sites 32-40. Double sties are 32-33 (host), 34-35, 36-37, 38-40 (triple).

Meeks Bay is uniquely situated between the two California State Parks of Sugar Point Park and D.L. Bliss State Park. There is also easy access into Desolation Wilderness for excellent hiking.

Outdoor recreation abounds including boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, sunbathing, swimming, beach combing and OHV riding. Winter sports are also popular and include downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowman building.

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Best Campsites

24, 25, 26

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Mid May – Mid October



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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - Good
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Swim Beach
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing

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4 Replies to “Meeks Bay”

  1. Oscar Lopez says:

    What are the bear locker sizes? I know they sometimes vary but would be great to have that posted here too!

    • Hi Oscar,
      Good idea on including the bear locker sizes – will do! For Meeks Bay the bear locker sizes are: 36″ deep, 43″ wide, and 22″ high.

  2. Myoungkyu Lee says:

    Is there a shower facility open?

    • Hi Myoungkyu,
      Meeks Bay campground does have showers, but I can’t confirm if they are open. Maybe someone can comment and confirm one way or the other.

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