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Meeks Bay Campground and Beach

Due to the need to protect public safety and natural resources, the National Forest has issued a closure for this campground through the end of the season. Refunds for reservations are being issued.

  • Meeks Bay Campground is uniquely situated between the two California State Parks of Sugar Point Park and D.L. Bliss on the west shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. There is also easy access into Desolation Wilderness for excellent day hiking and backpacking. The crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, just steps away from the campground, provide a recreational escape for outdoor enthusiasts.


    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Boating Boating
    • Fishing Fishing
    • Grills Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Swimming Swimming
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Campground (40 total sites)

    The campground offers multiple single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Some sites offer sweeping views of the lake. All sites are close together, some even sharing parking spurs, offering limited privacy between sites. Each site is equipped with tables, campfire rings and grills. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Food storage lockers are available at each site in order to keep food packed away from a variety of wildlife.

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    Day Use

    The 22-mile-long Lake Tahoe provides sunbathing, swimming, boating and water skiing. Anglers can look forward to healthy fish populations of kokanee salmon and mackinaw, rainbow and brown trout.

    • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.

    • Forest Order No. 19-15-01: Prohibits camping for a combined total of no more than 14 days during a calendar year (January-December), forest-wide. Visitors may book campsites annually but the maximum stay may not exceed a total of 14 days each calendar year (January-December).

    • Hookups are not available.

    • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate food containers.

    • All campers must register with camp host.

    • Off-road vehicles are prohibited in the campground.

    • Limit of two pets per site; pets are not allowed on the beaches.

    • Chainsaw use and hunting are prohibited in the area.

    • Please keep boats clean, drained and dry, to avoid transport or introduction of aquatic invasive species. Additional fees collected at the campground for use of the boat ramp.

    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Supervisor's Office, (530) 543-2600.

    • Maximum of six people per site.

    • Using the pre-check in will require you to check in with the campground office upon arrival.

    • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation a division of CLM Services, Inc. Your comments are welcomed; Visitors may collect a comment form from a campground host or submit feedback online.

    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit