Contact Number

  • (530) 583-3074

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • 2023 Season begins June 16th.

Park Activities

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

Park Facilities

Trailer: 15 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 21 Feet
Family Campsites
RV Access
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

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.

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Tahoe State Recreation Area Campground is open for the 2024 summer season through September 3rd.

Caltrans is conducting 24 hour, 7 days a week loud construction on Highway 28 around the area of Tahoe SRA campground for the remainder of the summer. Contact Reserve America for more information or to cancel.

Reservations for 2024 can be made 6 months in advance - Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend (weather dependent)

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- 2nd vehicle $10 per night

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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