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Update on Forest Service Campground Opening Dates at Lake Tahoe 2017

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

FacilityOpen/Close Date
64 Acres BeachYear-round, weather permitting (walking access)
Angora Road/LookoutMay 25 through Nov. 15
Angora ResortMid-June through mid-Sep.
Baldwin BeachApril 29 through Oct. 15
Bayview CampgroundMay 12 through Oct. 15
Bayview TrailheadYear-round, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service May 13 – Oct. 15)
Big Meadow TrailheadMay 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Blackwood Canyon CampgroundJune 1 through Nov. 15 (Restrooms/trash service June 1 – Oct. 29)
Camp Richardson ResortRestaurant 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 BeachMay 1 through Oct. 31 (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Eagle FallsYear-round, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service May 19 – Oct. 29)
Echo ChaletMid-June through Labor Day
Echo Lakes TrailheadYear-round, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Explore TahoeYear-round
Fallen Leaf CampgroundMay 12 through Oct. 15
Glen Alpine TrailheadYear-round (restrooms/trash service May 26 – Oct. 27)
Kaspian  BeachJune 2 through Oct. 15
Kaspian CampgroundJune 2 through Oct. 15
Kiva Picnic AreaMay 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash service April 29 – Oct. 29)
Inspiration PointEarly spring through late fall, weather permitting (restrooms/trash service April 15 – Nov. 26)
Logan Shoals VistaYear-round, weather permitting (restrooms/services May 26 through Oct 27
Luther Pass CampgroundMay 25 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Meeks Bay BeachMay 19 through Oct. 16
Meeks Bay CampgroundMay 19 through Oct. 16
Meeks Bay ResortMay 12 through Oct. 16
Meeks TrailheadYear-round, weather permitting (walking access)
Nevada BeachApril 29 through Oct. 15
Nevada Beach CampgroundMay 1 through Oct. 15
Pope BeachMay 26 through Oct. 15
Round Hill ResortMid May through Oct. 1
Sand Pit OHV areaMay 10 through Nov. 15
Sawmill Pond Picnic AreaMay 15 through Nov. 20 (restrooms/trash services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Secret HarborMay 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Stateline LookoutYear-round, weather permitting (walking access) (restrooms/trash services May 26 – Oct. 27)
Tallac Historic SiteThe gate opens May 1 through Nov. 15, 2017. (restrooms/trash services May 27 – Sep. 24)
(grounds open year-round)
Tallac TrailheadYear-round, weather permitting (walking access)
Taylor Creek Visitor CenterMay 19 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash services May 19 – Oct. 30)
(grounds open year-round)
Watson LakeJune 1 through Nov. 15 (restrooms/trash services June 1 – Oct. 29)
William Kent BeachJune 2 through Oct. 16
William Kent CampgroundJune 2 through Oct. 16
Zephyr Cove ResortYear-round

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

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