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“Husband, Kids, and Family” 4 of 5 stars
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1150 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Salida, Ca.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Husband, Kids, and Family”
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 all nite. This summer will be our fourth time camping there and we love it. Its close to everything, walking distance, and right across the street from Lake Tahoe (the actual lake).
There isn't much privacy, but come on now, ur camping. If you want privacy then STAY HOME! Everything is very clean here, we enjoy it very much.

Room Tip: The campsites by the bathroom our my favorites. Downside? You can only have two vehicles per campgro...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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. Safeway is across the street. Walking distance from your campground. Atmosphere is really nice

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

My boyfriend booked this campground for us without doing his research, and we ended up not enjoying most of our time at the campsite. It was loud, and there were a lot of people partying and smoking and drinking near us. Also, its right by a major road through S Lake Tahoe, and it didn't feel like we were really camping in the woods. The sites are flat, and rock-free, but there aren't many trees between the sites which makes it less private. Next time, we hope to stay somewhere deeper in the forest, and with less commotion.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Well maintained, organized, clean, great campsites! Fast free WiFi, inside city so access to everything via bike/trolley, walking, great location easy to get to mountains. Quiet time begins at 8pm so no loud parties. Shady lots of trees, not dusty.

Only downside is it is near highway so you hear traffic all night long.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anaheim, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

this will be my 6th time camping at this location and i have to say I LOVE IT,,, great location and beutiful scenery..

Stayed August 2009
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Fairfield, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

What a joke! The website for this place is totally deceiving. Camping along the highway is not camping. I was beyond bummed out when we arrived, so upset in fact that even after paying for 2 nights I decided to call up a few other campsites in Tahoe to see if anyone had any openings. Ended up staying two nights at DL Bliss instead...which was AMAZING. Don't stay here unless you want to be able to walk to Denny's and the casinos.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
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So. Calif.
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

Camp has rules not to make noise from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am, although loud equipment in either or both of the two yards ( maintenance yard - corp yard ) gets started up at 5:00 am and /or about 7:00 am. It is not what I feel is true campng. You are close to the city and can bike to restaurants and grocery stores, take the city trolley and go to many places in Tahoe.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1150 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 Specialty Lodging in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campground by the Lake-owned and operated by the City of South Lake Tahoe has 50 hookup spots and 120 spots without hookups. Tons of fun for the whole family, we are 2.3 miles away from the stateline on the California side. We are directly across route 50 from El Dorado Beach, a popular South Shore destination. We have shops and restuarants within walking distance and public transportation east to the Stateline (Casinos, Heavenly Village) and west all the way to Emerald Bay. ... more   less 
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