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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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D.L. Bliss State Park encompasses one of Tahoe’s most beautiful stretches of shoreline. It is also home to one California’s premier campgrounds. Much of the park’s 165-site campground is within a half-mile walk to D.L. Bliss’ popular summer beaches, Rubicon Point and the Rubicon Trailhead.

Open between May and September only, this seasonal campground offers a diversity of sites, some much harder to reach than others. The 20 or so premier lakeside campsites at Beach Camp get booked well in advance, and they are slightly more expensive at $45/night. It’s best to plan early if you are hoping to secure a site near the lake. The remainder of the campsites are split among loops situated uphill from Beach Camp and set within the pine forest. The campground has restrooms with coin showers. Depending on drought and water conditions, water must sometimes be treated before drinking and cooking at D.L. Bliss State Park. Check with the ranger.

All campsites are within a mile of the family-friendly beaches of Lester Beach and Calawee Cove. Personal water-craft are popular here. Nearby hiking options include the Rubicon Trail, the Lighthouse Trail and Balancing Rock Trail.

Leashed dogs are permitted within the campground.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

Not Required

Price per night (basic site)

35.00 $ (29.39 €)

Pros

Camping next to Lake Tahoe. Beach access.

Cons

Seasonal camping.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

California State Parks

Reservation phone number

15305257277

Address

Lester Beach Rd
Tahoma, CA 96142
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Swimming holes
Potable water

Total number of sites

142

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

47, 147, 148, 150, 152, 154, 155, 157, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

09/20/2017
This is not booked on Reserve America but the CA State Parks web site.
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