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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bayview

VISIT DATE: 07/16/2003

UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: South Lake Tahoe

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In South Lake Tahoe, CA, where US Rt. 50 and State Rt. 89 split
into Rt. 50 east and Rt. 89 north, take Rt. 89 north (to Tahoe
City) 7.7 miles to campground sign.  Turn left at sign into
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,800 ft.

The campground is a single loop in a stand of mixed conifers
including White fir and Sugar pine.  The trailhead to Desolation
Wilderness is at far end of campground.  The magnificent
[interpretive] Inspiration Point Vista of  Emerald Bay - Lake
Tahoe is directly across the street form campground entrance. 
This is a nice campground for tent campers with bear-proof food
containers.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open mid-May through mid-October

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $17 per day

NOTE: $2 per day additional charged on national holidays.
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12
   
   Total Sites: 12

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 12
No. Grilles on Sites: 11
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 23'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 1

Comments:
Potable water usually available only through July.

WATER SPORTS - None
Access to Lake Tahoe and its many water sports is possible at
either Meeks Bay 8 miles north or South Lake Tahoe 8 miles south
of campground.

HIKING
Cascade Falls Trail (foot) - 0.75 miles
Granite Lakes Trail (foot & horse) - 1 miles
      Access to network of trails in Desolution Wilderness

FISHING - No
Fishing in Lake Tahoe is available at Meeks Bay and South Lake
Tahoe, 8 miles away for either location.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fallen Leaf VISIT DATE: 07/16/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: South Lake Tahoe RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In South Lake Tahoe, CA, where US Rt. 50 and State Rt. 89 split into Rt. 50 east and Rt. 89 north, take Rt. 89 north (to Tahoe City) 3.1 miles to Fallen Leaf Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto Fallen Leaf Rd and go 0.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,300 ft. The campground is a series of 7 overlapping loops meandering through a stand of mature Jeffrey pine, cedar, and fir trees. Some camp sites are along wildflower-dotted meadows. Privacy is good to excellent between camp sites. Although Fallen Leaf Lake and Taylor Creek are not visible from campground, they are with easy walking distance. Interpretive programs are available at nearby visitor center. The campground is a good base camp for exploring the many attractions in the Lake Tahoe area. This is one reason why campground fills quickly and because most camp sites are reservable, it is a good idea to make reservations. Six yurts have been installed at the campground - reservations are a must for them SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day NOTE: $2 per day additional charged on national holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 196 Total Sites: 196 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 196 No. Grilles on Sites: 196 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 31 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 50 No. Threaded: 12 WATER SPORTS - None Access to Lake Tahoe and its many water activities are available in South Lake Tahoe. HIKING Moraine Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 1 mile FISHING - No Fishing in Lake Tahoe is available in South Lake Tahoe.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Meeks Bay UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 VISIT DATE: 4/12/2012 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: South Lake Tahoe RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In South Lake Tahoe, CA, where US Rt. 50 and State Rt. 89 split into Rt. 50 east and Rt. 89 north, take Rt. 89 north (to Tahoe City) 16.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. The campground, located on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, has four tight unnamed loops. A sparse but pleasant mixture of trees, ranging from Lodgepole pine to Aspen, provide some shade. Many camp sites share parking aprons. Some traffic noise from State Rt. 89 is likely. Some camp sites have a limited view of Lake Tahoe which can be accessed by walking through the day-use area. This is a snug campground without privacy between camp sites. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Mid-May through mid-October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $27 per day plus an additional $2 per day for holidays Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 24' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and 1,645 ft. deep. The swimming beech is large and sandy. Boat ramp is available at Meeks Bay Marina - fee is charged. Boat rentals available at marina. HIKING - No Nearby Meeks Bay trail (foot & mountain bike) accesses the Desolation Wilderness - no bikes in the wilderness. FISHING Kokanee salmon and Mackinaw, Rainbow, and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Nevada Beach VISIT DATE: 07/15/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: Nevada REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Stateline RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Stateline, NV, at intersection of US Rt. 50 and Stateline Ave., take Rt. 50 north 1.8 miles to sign with campground symbol. Turn left after sign onto Elks Point Rd and go 0.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. The campground, on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, is a series of three unnamed loops in a stand of Jeffrey pine. Many camp sites have a view of the lake. The loop nearest the beach is the most open with little privacy between camp sites. The farther from the beach, the more spacious the sites with sagebrush and manzanita separating them. The beach offers a pleasant place to stroll especially at sunset. Stateline, NV offers a cook's night out and casinos. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $32 per day - regular $34 per day - premium NOTE: $2 per day additional on national holidays Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 53 Total Sites: 53 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 53 No. Grilles on Sites: 53 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The nearby Zephyr Cove campground provides an RV waste station with no potable water - $10 fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and 1,645 ft. deep. The beach is sandy. HIKING Lam Wa Tah Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 2.6 miles FISHING Kokanee salmon and Mackinaw, Rainbow, and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: William Kent VISIT DATE: 07/14/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tahoe City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Tahoe City, CA, take State Rt. 89 south 2.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,200 ft. The campground is located in the middle of a residential area across State Rt. 89 from Lake Tahoe. A pleasant variety of trees, including Jeffrey pine and cedar, provide good shade. With camp sites close together and little understory, privacy is minimal. Some traffic noise from State Rt. 89 can be heard in parts of the campground. The campground is convenient to the many attractions of Tahoe City. This is bear county; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October NOTE: Campground closed for renovation all of 2014 camping season; Contact ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $25 per day plus $2 per day additional on national holidays Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 90 Total Sites: 90 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 90 No. Grilles on Sites: 90 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The interior road is tight and the RV waste station fee is $5. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 17 No. Threaded: 12 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long, 23 miles wide and 1,645 ft. deep. Swimming beach is on other side of State Rt. 89. HIKING - No FISHING Kokanee salmon and Mackinaw, Rainbow, and Brown trout




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