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“Excellent value & good location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Campground by the Lake

Campground by the Lake
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Campground by the Lake
1150 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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salt lake
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3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value & good location”
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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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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 by Campground by the Lake. We were pleasantly surprised. Great hosts answered all our questions ,gave us lots of info on places to see and a great resturant "Fresh Catch " at the marina. Beautiful place to sit on the water and watch the boats while enjoying good food.This campground would be an excellent choice for a family. Walking distance to lake with free beach access,kayak rental etc.Picnic area is all new. Library next door. Ice skating rink, indoor heated pool, gym, wi fi , basketball ,weightroom. Vistor center, museum, senior center within walking distance. We could not believe all the amentities,Would stay again with out question. Only dislike is if you get a space by the road there is a lot of traffic. We sleep with earplugs so this was not a problem.For the money you can't beat it . We camped in a 20 ft RV in space #66

Room Tip: Maybe get a space in the back away from busy HWY 50
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salida, Ca.
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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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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. 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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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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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
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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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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 #4 of 12 Specialty lodging in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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