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Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby dpsiebert » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:41 pm

I've never been to Tahoe and would like to take my wife and three kids 3, 5 and 7 there tnext June. I'm considering DL Bliss, Fallen Leaf or maybe dispersed camping. We'll be in a small pop-up trailer and would prefer somewhere quiet at night. Any tips or past experiences would be helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby brianhughes » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:40 am

DL Bliss is a great campground with all the amenities, including a nice beach. Try to get one of the prime spots nearest to the lake.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby ScottyP » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:12 pm

+1 for DL. Eagle Lake with a pop-up ?
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby JHH60 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:36 pm

DL Bliss is really nice, especially early or late season when it's still chilly and therefore less crowded. An exceptionally scenic hiking trail starts there (Rubicon trail to Vikingsholm), there's a nice beach (with a short swim to a spectactular dropoff wall, if you're into scuba diving), lots of boulders to play on, and it's a short drive to some good climbing across the highway at Eagle Lake.

On the north side of the lake, Donner Memorial State park has nice campsites and access to a pretty lake. It's got historical interest, some nice hiking, and is a short drive away from good climbing at Donner summit. There's a bit of noise from Highway 80 but it's not terrible.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby rice » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:41 pm

1000PKS YOU ARE A GREAT BIG BALL OF JOY AND HAPPINESS. IT WARMS MY HEART TO READ YOUR PRAISES FOR THE LOVELY WORLD. THANKS FOR WARNING DPSIEBERT TO BRING THE GAS MASKS FOR THE CHILDREN.


DPSIEBERT, I CAMPED AT WILLIAM KENT CAMPGROUND ON THE WEST SHORE AND HAD A GREAT TIME. GOOD PLACE FOR A POP UP TRAILER. MEET MY GIRLFRIEND SO I'M A LITTLE PARTIAL. HAVE FUN.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby rice » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:45 pm

OOPS MENT TO SAY I MET MY GIRLFRIEND, PLEASE DONT GO TRY TO MEET MY GIRLFRIEND. ANYWAYS SOUND LIKE YOU GOTYOUR OWN SO I WONT WORRY! HAHAHHAHAHAHA
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby ozarkmac » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:17 pm

Fallen Leaf Lake is a great family destination. At least it was in the late 70's when I spent several stretches of several summers there.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby JasonH » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:02 am

rice wrote:1000PKS YOU ARE A GREAT BIG BALL OF JOY AND HAPPINESS. IT WARMS MY HEART TO READ YOUR PRAISES FOR THE LOVELY WORLD. THANKS FOR WARNING DPSIEBERT TO BRING THE GAS MASKS FOR THE CHILDREN.


DPSIEBERT, I CAMPED AT WILLIAM KENT CAMPGROUND ON THE WEST SHORE AND HAD A GREAT TIME. GOOD PLACE FOR A POP UP TRAILER. MEET MY GIRLFRIEND SO I'M A LITTLE PARTIAL. HAVE FUN.


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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:23 am

Although I haven't camped at Tahoe, I've been around the lake a hundred times. The camping doesn't appear to be very private at all, sites right next to each other and not too many trees. I would camp in the Icehouse/Union Valley Reservoir area. You are 90 minutes to Tahoe, less people and just get up a day or two early and spend the day on Tahoe.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby rdesota » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:24 am

June is a fantastic time of year in tahoe. Snow still on the mountains, warm days and the tourist season has not really started yet. Uusually July 1 starts the tourist season (July 4 holiday). bliss is a great campground too. I would agree, any camping in the tahoe basin will not be a remote experience, so expect other campers and the stuff that goes with that. that being said, there are reasons why you are by yourself in a remote site near tahoe - becuase no one else thought it was worth staying there either, no facilities and nothing to do. I'd go to Tahoe and enjoy it. The trails wont' be that crowded especiallly if you go during the week. The later in June you go the more crowded it could potentially be. Tahoe is a beautiful place and despite notes to the contrary the air is great and the water in the lake is of incredible quality. Lots to do - bring bikes, get on the lake, go hiking, etc. If you need more info contact me.
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Re: Tahoe camping recommendations

Postby BCL » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:02 pm

Donner Lake, DL Bliss, and Woods Lake are my favorite Tahoe area campgrounds. I don't care for Fallen Leaf Lake.
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