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The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is a United States National Forest that manages and protects public land surrounding Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin. Straddling the state borders of California and Nevada in the Sierra Nevada, the LTBMU encompasses 154,851 acres (626 km²) of National Forest system lands, ranging in altitude above sea level from 6,225 feet (1,897 m) at lake level to 10,881 feet (3,317 m) at Freel Peak. The U.S. Forest Service established the LTBMU in 1973. The name of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit reflects a unique sort of National Forest.
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Lots of trees - perfect spot
we really loved this campground. The facilities were very well kept. The hosts were friendly, while also responsibly disclosing the frequent bear activity. Our spot was nice and shady. I think this is a plus to all the spots here. There’s big trees and barely any bald spot. The picnic table and bear box was a bit far so being in stuff from the car to the cooking area, was a bit of a workout, but not a problem.
my only complaint is that there was a lot of folks with generators, which made it loud, but c’e la vie.
we will be back here!
Love this campground and this beautiful little lake. Last summer was out family's 4th year here. It's very hard to get good sites near the lake. I was up at 7am every morning trying to snag one when they open 6 months in advance but still failed. CampNab to the rescue! Sites are spread out nicely, staff is friendly, lake is absolutely breathtaking. We spend our entire trip here and forget that Tahoe is even there haha.
We were able to book a campsite very close to Lake Tahoe for our very last minute trip (in a week). We didn’t think this website would actually work! We were so glad we signed up, definitely will be using this site again and highly recommend!
Nice little campground on a beach
This campground is located next to the beach, and it takes a minute or two to walk from your site to the lake. Sites are mainly small, mostly shaded, but with little to no privacy. Some sites share the same paved pad, so plan accordingly if camping with a van. Clean flush toilets but no shower. Bears are visiting every night starting 10pm, and bear proof food boxes are provided.
As last minute planners, spur of the moment travelers, and spontaneous campers, we rely on campnab. The service is user friendly, and has access to many, though not all, campgrounds. I have even used it to camp where I live, in Lake Tahoe, for lake front weekends!
Great family camping
Amazing campground with beach on site. Great for the kids with bike friendly loops and a beach spot everyone could enjoy. Close to all the Tahoe amenities but far enough away that doesn’t feel like you are camping in town. Good spot for base camp before backpacking trip into desolation wilderness too. Highly recommend!
My favorite place to camp at Lake Tahoe
Getting a camping reservation at Lake Tahoe is difficult. Campnab makes it simple and allows flexibility.
Very Happy. We were able to pickup a very nice camp spot in a very competitive place to get.
We love this campground! It's right on Fallen Leaf Lake, 1 mile from Lake Tahoe. Great mountain bike rides right from your campsite. Rock climbing nearby. Incredible hiking nearby. Every site has shade. All the activities our family likes (biking, hiking, climbing, swimming/paddle boarding) that we usually go farther into the wilderness for, but here you also have civilization 5 minutes away. Thanks to Campnap all our kids and grandkids got sites also, so its family reunion time! Thanks Capnab!
hard to get popular place
We appreciated the opportunity to get camps at this popular spot and did get most of the ones we hoped for. Still need one site for one more night. Got confused on phone as to what to push when camp came up on phone! Has to be done super fast. Thanks for emailing us after we asked a previous question.
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