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milton keynes
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Hi, we are planning a visit to Lake Tahoe mid September this year for 5 days. Can anybody recommend a good camp site, or a where to find out where the best sites are. Do we need to book in advance.

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In South Lake Tahoe there is acampground right in the middle of town right across the street from Regan Park & the lake. To reserve a spot you go thru SLT Parks & Rec

http://www.recreationintahoe.com/campground

Also you can go to Camp Richardson for some great campsites. There are at least 3 different places for camping thru them:

http://www.camprichardson.com/lodging/rvs.cfm

Emerald Bay has camping as well:

parks.ca.gov/pages/506/files/EmeraldBay1.pdf

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Don't know how big your RV is, but we used to camp at Tahoe Valley Campground.

www.campingfriend.com/TahoeValleyCampground/

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Check carefully before you book - some of the campgrounds listed have no hookups. Here are two websites that might help you locate and evaluate RV parks and campgrounds.

http://www.rv-clubs.us/rv_campgrounds.html

http:/www.rvparkreviews.com

There are two types of RV accommodations as a general guide:

"RV parks" will have water, electricity and sewer hookups, plus usually cable TV, and often wi-fi. They also may have a swimming pool, excercise room and other amenities. They are often paved and/or concrete.

"Campgrounds" sometimes will have some of the sites with partial or possibly full hookups, but often have no hookups at all, and usually no other amenities. They usually have natural landscaping.

Sometimes there is a "combination" RV park and campground that has large RV sites with full hookups as well as a tenting area. The aforementioned Tahoe Valley looks like it falls into that category.

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Oh sorry about ignoring the hook ups thing. I don't think of Tahoe as a hook up place. They usually have a dumping station though.

Camp Richardson has sites with hook ups.

And as CAnative listed above, Tahoe Valley has hookups.

Campground by the Lake and Emerald Bay do not.

milton keynes
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Thanks to everyone for their advice. We are looking at hiring a C27 which I think is for 4 adults. Anything anyone can tell us is helpful as we have never been to the area or hired an RV before - total novices !

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I love Fallen Leaf Lake Campground. It is only about a mile from Camp Richardson on Fallen Leaf Lake Road. They have full hookups, water, and even bathrooms. From Camp Richardson you turn left on Fallen leaf lake road and it is less than a mile down on your right. The camp hosts are great, and you will be close to Lake Tahoe, as well as Fallen Leaf Lake. There is also a river on the edge of the campground. I definitely recommend booking in advance.

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Yes, even though you are going in Sept. after the kids go back to school, there are still a lot of RV's camping at that time of year since it is so nice. You should make reservations in advance.

We rented motorhomes a few times, and the problem with Tahoe, is that you have to unhook them, to drive around and see the sights. Later we bought a tent trailer, and could camp closer to the lake and have the car free for touring.

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We like Zephyr Cove, it has full hook ups, but it also has private bathrooms. One of the bathroom areas is even heated. It is right across from the lake and Zephyr Cove offers lots of recreational things to do on the lake as well as cabins you can rent,and a restaurant.

Campground on the Lake has bathrooms as well but it is more of a community type. It is a nice campground and is also across from the lake. Its a pretty busy street to be crossing but there is a traffic light and crosswalk to help you. Campground on the Lake, is right next to a park and ice skating rink.

Out of the 2 Zephyr is much preferred by us.

Have fun!

oh yea you definitely need to call and reserve ahead of time, like I would call now,lol.

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Hi all-

Just wanted to clarify-Campground by the Lake does in fact have hookups. 18 with electric and water, 32 with just electric. There is a dump staion on site free for campers.

Beautiful here today!

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