Fallen Leaf Lake Campground to Open May 12th with Limited Access

Lake Tahoe, May 3, 2017 – Forest Service campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin are scheduled to open May 12, 2017. However, campgrounds on the West Shore still have a large amount of snow at lake level, which will delay their opening.

  • Meeks Bay Campground will open on May 19, 2017
  • Kaspian and William Kent campgrounds will open on June 2, 2017.
Fallen Leaf Campground 2017

Standing water at Fallen Leaf Campground Spring 2017 photo credit to Bob Becker, U.S. Forest Service.

In addition, Fallen Leaf Campground will open May 12, but some sites will be closed due to wet conditions.

For the latest opening dates, http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/recareas.

The list below is updates as of 5/1/17

Facility Open/Close Date
64 Acres Beach Year-round, weather permitting (walking access)
Angora Road/Lookout May 25 through Nov. 15
Angora Resort Mid-June through mid-Sep.
Baldwin Beach April 29 through Oct. 15
Bayview Campground May 12 through Oct. 15
Bayview Trailhead Year-round, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service May 13 – Oct. 15)
Big Meadow Trailhead May 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Blackwood Canyon Campground June 1 through Nov. 15 (Restrooms/trash service June 1 – Oct. 29)
Camp Richardson Resort Restaurant open year-round
RV park – May 26 through Oct. 30
Eagle’s Nest – June 12 through Oct. 3
Badger’s Den – June 12 through Oct. 3
Chimney Beach May 1 through Oct. 31 (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Eagle Falls Year-round, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service May 19 – Oct. 29)
Echo Chalet Mid-June through Labor Day
Echo Lakes Trailhead Year-round, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Explore Tahoe Year-round
Fallen Leaf Campground May 12 through Oct. 15
Glen Alpine Trailhead Year-round (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Kaspian  Beach June 2 through Oct. 15
Kaspian Campground June 2 through Oct. 15
Kiva Picnic Area May 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash service April 29 – Oct. 29)
Inspiration Point Early spring through late fall, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service April 15 – Nov. 26)
Logan Shoals Vista Year-round, weather permitting (restrooms/services May 26 through Oct 27
Luther Pass Campground May 25 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Meeks Bay Beach May 19 through Oct. 16
Meeks Bay Campground May 19 through Oct. 16
Meeks Bay Resort May 12 through Oct. 16
Meeks Trailhead Year-round, weather permitting (walking access)
Nevada Beach April 29 through Oct. 15
Nevada Beach Campground May 1 through Oct. 15
Pope Beach May 26 through Oct. 15
Round Hill Resort Mid May through Oct. 1
Sand Pit OHV area May 10 through Nov. 15
Sawmill Pond Picnic Area May 15 through Nov. 20 (restrooms/trash services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Secret Harbor May 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Stateline Lookout Year-round, weather permitting (walking access) (restrooms/trash services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Tallac Historic Site The gate opens May 1 through Nov. 15, 2017. (restrooms/trash services May 27 – Sep. 24)
(grounds open year-round)
Tallac Trailhead Year-round, weather permitting (walking access)
Taylor Creek Visitor Center May 19 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash services May 19 – Oct. 30)
(grounds open year-round)
Watson Lake June 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash services June 1 – Oct. 29)
William Kent Beach June 2 through Oct. 16
William Kent Campground June 2 through Oct. 16
Zephyr Cove Resort Year-round

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Photo credit to Bob Becker, U.S. Forest Service.