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“Great camping at Emerald Bay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Emerald Bay Campground

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Emerald Bay Campground
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96142   |  
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“Great camping at Emerald Bay”
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 to the lake can choose the Lower Eagle Point Campground, but I have to stress that even the closest campground to the lake is still about a 5 minute walk down a dirt road.

We stayed in the Lower campground, and the site was directly across from the bathrooms. Flush toilets, outdoor basin for washing your hands, and quarter operated showers that had hot water still going strong at 7PM when most of the campers had taken their baths and gone to roast marshmallows around the fire. Every site has a bear locker which is big enough to store your ice chest and food. We didn't see any bears, but there were chipmunks and squirrels. Every site also has a fire ring and iron grate, picnic table and most had shade. This area also had two spaces that are hanidcapped accessable and one shower had railings and benches too.

The only thing I would recommend is that you stop and buy groceries before you hit the camp ground. It's about 20 minutes to the store, Raley's, in South Lake Tahoe at the "Y". It's not a bad drive, though. You can always stop at the Camp Richardson Ice Cream store on the way (during camping season - I think it's closed during the winter months ...)

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Address: Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96142
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California)
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Ranked #28 of 49 Specialty lodging in Lake Tahoe (California)
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