Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Eagle Point Campground is a very popular campground located inside Lake Tahoe's scenic Emerald Bay State Park.

Featuring 97 sites that vary in size from intimate tent camping sites to larger sites that sit close to neighboring sites geared toward groups, each site is located off of a road that descends from the entrance booth up high on the southern slope of Emerald Bay. Operated by California State Parks, reservations for the campground can be made up to six months in advance, and if you're thinking of getting a site - particularly on weekends - you'll likely need to mark your calendar for that day six months out!

Each site has a table, fire pit, grill and food locker. Most sites are set beneath the towering trees, however some have no shade at all.

With only a single road heading through the campground, those looking for a little more quiet and less noticeable traffic should opt to take a spot in the higher numbers, located toward the bottom of the campground, as there are several small loops of sites away from the main road down here. 

With so many sites, there is not too much space between neighboring campsites. And despite being located just above the waters of Lake Tahoe, there is next to no visibility of the lake from anywhere in the campground.

What Eagle Point does offer is a couple short trails that lead to panoramic viewpoints or to the lake. These are shown on maps posted at info boards at bathrooms, and are features well worth seeking out while staying here. 

Water spigots are plentiful and located throughout the campground. Bathrooms have flush toilets and coin-op showers. 

While not incredibly scenic, staying here will give you a head start over others to visit the parks and hiking areas around Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness. However everyone else is thinking the same thing, so make the effort to book well in advance to ensure you get a site.

Eagle Point Campground is open seasonally from about mid-June through Labor Day Weekend, and closed for winter and nesting season.

While it is possible to park along the shoulder of Highway 89 and walk into the campground if you're not staying at the campground, the seemingly far disproportionate asphalt-to-trial ratio should encourage you to seek out greener hiking pastures elsewhere.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Open from

June 10 to September 06

Price per night (basic site)

35.00 $ (29.39 €)

Pros

Beautiful location. Access to Emerald Bay trails.

Cons

Often full.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

California State Parks

Features

ADA accessible
Firewood for sale
Big vistas
Wildlife
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Showers
Potable water

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

97

Lodging type

Bed + Breakfast

Maximum trailer length

25.00 ft (7.62 m)

Location

Nearby Adventures

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