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“Couldn't sleep because it was so loud, and didn't feel like real camping”

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Campground by the Lake
Reviewed July 29, 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
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7  Thank kitkatkrish
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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
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3  Thank dman58
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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
2  Thank ocr6
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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
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5  Thank Sherielena
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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
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Reviewed July 31, 2009

We've been coming to Tahoe for many summers, now , and have never stayed at Campground by the Lake. We always wanted to, but didn't, until this summer. We have loved staying here and enjoyed all the amenities and close proximity to the lake, stateline, laundromat, grocery store and restaurants. We walked and biked everywhere. We've enjoyed the whole experience! Our friends, who have never been to Tahoe, came up to join us for several days and were in awe! We are hoping to become camp hosts in the near future.....

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank lfroggy
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

We have been coming to Tahoe for family vacations each summer for 12 years. We usually stay in a condo but are on a budget this year and rather then opt out, we decided to camp instead. Located across the hwy from the lake with an amazing lake view! Perfect for budget minded families who want to spend a few days. Ice rink and public swimming right next to property. Showers on site. The staff is very friendly and accomodating! They go out of their way to help, unlike other camps in the area we have stayed at. Even after a billing mix-up on my part, Gloria was nice enough to try to fix it without any hassle about the inconvenience I caused. We now plan on returning with the whole family next month as well! At under $30.00 a night for 6 people, you can't beat it, we can even bring our dog (leashed of course)!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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7  Thank ashfour
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Address: 1150 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8210
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Specialty Lodging in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $23 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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