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Bayview Campground

8 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Bayview Campground is located near Emerald Bay and sits at an elevation of 7,100 feet. Opening and closing dates are dependant on the weather. Bayview Campground serves as a Trailhead for Desolation Wilderness. A Wilderness Permit is required to enter Desolation Wilderness. Day hikers may pick up a…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups


8 Reviews of Bayview Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Ian Q.
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2022

Great, but gone...

Only stayed there a handful of times, but even though the facilities were minimal, the views and location were first rate.  We used it mainly as base camp for Desolation Wilderness hikes.  Sadly, according to the management district contact line, the campground is closed and will be used as parking…

EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2020

Wonderfully back-to-basics campsite🏕

My daughters and I (3 girls!!👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏼🧍🏻‍♀️)went camping at Bayview. The host is friendly and efficient. A true “on your own” vibe. Drive down to Baldwin Beach ($10 parking) to SUP for the day carefree. Beautiful, clean and perfect distance between sites during COVID!

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Steve & Ashley  G.
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2019

Awesome Views Tahoe Emerald Bay

This is by far the most beauty area on Lake Tahoe. The site is just a few miles north of South Lake Tahoe on the western side of the lake. The campsite is best suited for tent campers or those traveling in small camper vans. Our sprinter van was able to park in the site ok without the need for…

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Bayview Campground is located in California


In South Lake Tahoe, CA, where US Rt. 50 and State Rt. 89 split into Rt. 50 east and Rt. 89 north, take Rt. 89 north (to Tahoe City) 7.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.


38.94582278 N
120.09850975 W

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