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D.L. Bliss State Park

Hwy 89, CA 96143
530 525 7277
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches in the area and several popular hiking trails.
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We lucked out with site #49. It was on a hill with built-in stairs, but that made it very unique and secluded. Even the ranger who greeted us at check-in said it was a great site. A few things to note... despite some of the reviews saying this park is infested with problem bears, we didn't see one bear. Just... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We spent a half day hiking the trails here. The short balanced rock trail was very nice and there was an informative trail guide brochure. There was a small store that had some educational displays like animal skeletons, pelts, a beavers tail etc. The highlight though was the hike along the lake that went all the way down to the... More

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Barrie, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was really nervous about Lake Tahoe because of all the bear fear mongering that I read before I left. I was all ready to have to go toe to toe with a bear, but it never happened. DL Bliss was my second choice after Emerald Bay was closed for construction, but I ended up being very satisfied with DL... More

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California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The park itself has received lukewarm reviews, but not many people know that the park has the trailhead for the breathtaking Rubicon Trail. The trail is 4.6 miles one way starting from the Rubicon trailhead in D.L. Bliss SP trailhead and ending at Vikingsholm castle in Emerald Bay SP (or in reverse direction). You can do a return hike for... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Following a total knee replacement almost six months ago, I was able to walk the Rubicon trail, overlooking the lake and climbing slightly. Because the lake is absolutely clear the contrast of dry bark and scrub and earth agains the multihued blue green water was enough to make one gasp. And then there is the water temperature, in August at... More

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Spent a short weekend with the family camping at DL Bliss and I would definitely recommend this locale to anyone interested in car camping. Pros: Immaculate camp sites that are well-shaded, friendly rangers, the beach was awesome and the water was amazing. I snorkeled in the water for about an hour and I felt like I could have been in... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent just one night here, and found that many neighboring campers had no idea that there were "quiet hours" after 10:00 PM. One family, with at least 5 cars and three camp sites, seemed to feel that the park was there for them. They took our parking space, as well as others, and they were arguing loudly far into... More

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed in site 113 which had big boulders and backed up to open space and defined out space nicely. It was just up the hilll from the beach. It would be a long walk, but we brought bikes and the ride back up the hill was good exercise. Like most of Tahoe in the summer though, it was crowded.... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had tent site #99, tucked away, quiet, yet close to the bathroom/showers (which were closed due to the CA water shortage). We had a great 2 night stay!! It was accessible to the Rubicon hiking trail and Lake Tahoe.

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the first place we camped in California and, a year later, it is still our favorite. Lake Tahoe is incredibly beautiful and once you are here, it is a hard place to leave. We like to find rocks to read and drink coffee on, we like to hike and we like to go to the beach. You can... More

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