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Campground by the Lake

1150 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Campground by the Lake
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England
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296 reviews 296 reviews
165 hotel reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a large not too densely packed RV camp in the middle of pine trees adjacent to Lake Tahoe (just the other side of the road). It is very close to the centre of South Tahoe City and hence gets some traffic noise. Most pitches seemed of good size, ours had power but no water nor drains (not a... More 

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San Jose
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Pros: Good location for south lake Tahoe, nice people, reasonable price, right next to skating rink, community swimming pool and nice large playground, lot of spots with space and trees, nice feel Cons: If you're near the road, there's a lot of continuous traffic all day and night; trucks at night We've stayed here several times over the years. You... More 

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Auburn, California, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

First time at this location. This place would without a doubt be 5 star if it weren't for a couple of things. 1. No security at night time means you are a target. Since we were so close to the Lake and the road, 2nd night there someone came into our site and stole my $500 Trek Mountain Bike. Even... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Right across from the lake. Everyone at the campground are great. Very reasonable price for a site. Have plenty room between sites. Not on top of each other. Lots for the kids to do. Close to the town and markets. Great place to sit around a campfire at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

On a budget as travelling California. Came across this camp first and as the staff were so friendly and helpfull we decided to stay 4 nights in total. Great location and even though the camp is situated right beside a main road you really don't hear all that much. My main surprise is just the staff always happy and will... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

My Family and i Love to go Camping its something we've been doing for many years since we were kids and out of all the campgrounds we've been to i have to say this is by far the best place to camp especially if you have little ones to watch out for.. the campground is very clean and the staff... More 

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salt lake
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

mature trees good sized sites and right across the road is lake tahoe. No full hook ups which was a pain but we loved the location with the beach across the street. Bring your bike-you can bike to lots of nice places to shop, eat, browse..etc. We'd come back.

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calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My huband and I were spending a week in Lake Tahoe. We wanted to camp close to Zephyer Cove as we were taking a sunset sailboat excursion out of the area. Well at Zephyer Cove campground it's $70.00 a nite on a weekday and for that amount of money we could stay in a hotel. Soooo we happened to pass... More 

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Salida, Ca.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Im not your typical camper, so when we started going campin here I loved it!! Its great!!! If you like to camp in the middle of nowhere, where the bears come out, then Camp Richardson is for you. I like Campground by the Lake because I have kids, I feel its safer here, as they have rangers walking through campground... More 

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

This was our 2nd year camping here. You have to make reservations way in advance since it is always booked. I love the pine trees, walking to the beach and the enormous sites. This year the city was redoing the road in front of the lake. There is a nice kayak rental place right in front of the Best Western.... More 

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