The picturesque Fallen Leaf Campground sits on the shore of Fallen Leaf Lake, near Lake Tahoe. With 206 sites, this is a pretty large campground. In addition to the 206 RV and tent sites, there are six yurts. Open May-October, you won't find as many crowds here as you would at Lake Tahoe, but still, this is a popular choice for those visiting, so don’t come to this particular campground if you’re wanting seclusion. Instead, this is a vibrant, bustling campground where you’ll find plenty to do, lots of friendly campers to talk to, and memorable experiences to make.
The campsites themselves are often surrounded by towering, beautiful trees, boulders, and occasionally, patches of wildflowers. Even though you can’t see the lake, you’ll still enjoy the beautiful views of mother nature. Tent and RV sites are paved for easy parking and each site comes with a campfire ring, grill, picnic table, and even a bear-proof storage locker (yes, there are bears here, so you’ll want to be alert and follow good wildlife rules).
In the yurts, you can fit up to six travelers. Each is elevated off the ground and has electric lighting and heat, but no actual electric plug-ins. Sleeping arrangements include a futon and bunk bed. Bedding is not provided, however. You are not allowed to cook in the yurts.
Modern restrooms are available, but you do have to pay to use the showers.
The recreation opportunities include water sports like waterskiing, boating, tubing, windsurfing, fishing and swimming, and hiking. There are several small hiking trails that you can reach from the campground. There are no designated swimming beaches on Fallen Leaf Lake, so only swim there if you’re a strong swimmer with proven abilities. Otherwise, head over to Lake Tahoe to get your swim in.
Pets are welcome at all tent and RV sites, but are not welcome inside the yurts or on the beaches.