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Emerald Bay Campground

Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96142
Emerald Bay Campground
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We coordinated 65 campers (adults and kids- friends) and took over 13 sites. The campground is clean and well managed with great views of either Lake Tahoe or Emerald Bay. It could use more showers but we made it work, especially if you don't take a shower during prime times (before 9 am and after 5 pm). Campers can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

We camped here during Labor Day weekend. This is our 5th camping trip to Tahoe, but first time to Emerald Bay Campground. The campground view is beautiful and it has trails around the campground with lake and Emerald Bay view. You can easily spend 2 days in the park alone to do hiking and water sports. There is 1/2 mile... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

Just got back from 2 night stay at campsite #51. We lucked out because I made the last minute reservation and saw this site was avail. We met a couple out there who made their reservation in March, and their site was across from ours. This site has a view of the lake and some space behind for kids to... More 

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Carmichael, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2007

Lake Tahoe is beautiful, so are pine trees, birds, etc., but this campground left a lot to be desired. I booked late so I got a teeny tiny site with the firepit on a slope surrounded by rocks...it was really difficult sitting around the fire. I walked the whole campground to see what else was there, and I can say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2007

My family had a great time at Emerald Bay Campground. We stayed there for 5 days in June 2007. This campground is not impacted by the Angora wildfire, and it's a beautiful place. The campsites were well maintained, those who prefer a little more privacy can choose the Upper Eagle Point campground, sites 1-34. Those who want to be closer... More 

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