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“nice campground-we never saw a bear” 4 of 5 stars
Review of D.L. Bliss State Park

D.L. Bliss State Park
Hwy 89, CA 96143
530 525 7277
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches in the area and several popular hiking trails.
Alabama
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108 reviews 108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“nice campground-we never saw a bear”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was our 2nd camping trip to D.L. Bliss and both times we managed to stay here for days without seeing one bear so we had no bear problems. The campsites are very pretty, large and well maintained. Bathhouse was clean and the coin op showers are good (hot water and plenty of time and water pressure). Our section was one that had an older bathhouse. That wasn't a problem except for the fact that there wasn't a dish washing sink. The sink provided in a room off the bathrooms had a sign that said NO dishwashing-for laundry only. People washed dishes at the outdoor water spigot which didn't seem like a great idea to me and was not very convenient. The newer bathhouses have dish sinks and I wish they could arrange for one at the older bathhouses. Also, our first stay here (in 2010) was during the week and it was peaceful and quiet. This time around we were there over the weekend and then on Monday and Tuesday. The place is very different over a weekend. Lots of people hiking down to the beach and lots of families with loud unruly children running around . It was much nicer and quieter on the weekdays so I'd avoid staying on a weekend if you can. [ I don't have a issue with children-I'm glad they are out camping, but I do have an issue with parents who think it's ok to let kids scream and ride scooters through a campground at 5:45 am. Part of camping as a family is teaching your kids campground etiquette-OK, off my soapbox and back to the review]. The beach is lovely and on weekdays it was not crowded. We certainly camp here again, very pretty place

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Do the Rubicon Trail!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were here a few years ago and liked the Rubicon Trail so much that we came back. It's easy and winds along the lake, so you have a nice walk with beautiful views. There is also a lovely beach. Just go there!

Visited July 2013
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Shawnee, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Beach in Tahoe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We did the Rubicon trail hike from Emerald Bay - ending at DL Bliss State Park. The hike was gorgeous, but the ending at the beach was the best part. This is the best beach in all of Tahoe in my opinion. Soft sand, clear water, great views, easy access. We even saw a bear on the drive out! (Parking is $10 if you want to get close to the beach. Otherwise park on the road and hike down.)

Visited July 2013
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Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Rubicon Trail: Beautiful Lake Views & Easy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Enter the entrance to D. L. Bliss State Park and drive to the parking area for Rubicon Trail. Head south on this very well maintained trail with outstanding views of Lake Tahoe. You can go all the way to Vikingsholm (3.5 miles) if you wish, or go as far as you want and retrace your steps. You'll be very glad you did.

Visited June 2013
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sonoma county, CA
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Dawn kayaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We opted for the day use pass on this visit. It is best to get here at dawn, as we did, to put in the water for a wonderful kayak trip along undeveloped (if you head south) lakeshore. We had forty minutes on the peaceful lake before we saw the first power boat. Doesn't get better :)

Visited August 2012
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