Meeks Bay Campground is a mutts-visit for pups and people planning a Lake Tahoe vacation! The campground is located just a couple of miles away from the beach and surrounded by mature pines. Not all sites are shaded, though, so it’s best to book early! Meeks Bay is a little no-frills -- you won’t find any showers or RV hookups -- but the location is definitely hard to beat. The proximity definitely comes at a cost, though. Sites at Meeks Bay start at $30, but there’s no entrance fee for the recreation area.
Anglers and watersports enthusiasts should get the most out of a stay at Meeks Bay, but the area also offers plenty of entertainment opportunities for hound-dog hikers! Laid-back lapdogs might enjoy a sedate stroll on the Meeks Bay Trail. Located near the campground just across Highway 89, the one-and-a-half-mile loop wanders past gorgeous wildflower meadows. Fitter furry friends looking for a little more of a challenge might consider the Genevieve Lake Trail, a 3.5-mile out-and-back stretch with some steep inclines that finishes up at the gorgeous, serene lake.
There are plenty of fishing opportunities here, too! If you’d like to explore a little fur-ther afield, you’ll be glad to know that Meeks Bay sits between Sugar Point Park and D.L. Bliss Park, where you’ll find some other routes to sniff and explore. The Desolation Wilderness is also close by for pups and people looking for a wilder experience. Just make sure to get a wilderness permit before you go!
Wifi isn’t available at Meeks Bay, but all cellular networks apart from Verizon should get fair-to-middling coverage. Campfires are permitted in designated rings, but regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your doggo, and have a pawesome trip!