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Beautiful lake views

It’s hard to miss Kaspian campground because it’s right off the road if you’re headed south towards South Lake Tahoe. I loved this campground because every sunrise and sunset we had the perfect view of the alpine glow from our site. The lake is literally across the road from the campground. There is service and Tahoe city is really close by for what ever necessities are needed. It is a hike in campsite, but it’s not that bad. There’s a parking lot and you just bring your stuff up to your site. The campground hosts are incredibly helpful and very kind. Something I didn’t love about the campground was how right off the road it was. You hear cars constantly driving by. But other than that everything is really awesome!

Getaway Campground

My top favorite campgrounds goes to D.L. Bliss state park. The reason I love this campground so much is the amazing views you get from just the hikes itself. We stayed at Upper Pines Camp ground. Rubicon trail is absolutely stunning, and can be rather long since it goes into emerald bay. Nonetheless worth the hike. The beauty of camping here is that you are so close to the lake! Since day use parking isn’t the largest- especially compared to most lake access areas in Tahoe, it’s so awesome! The beach isn’t as full as most parts of Tahoe you would see. And if you make reservations early enough, you can get an awesome campsite super close to the beach (you still have to hike down) but you can view the lake from your site. I camped here in July 2019, and had the perfect weather which ranged around mid 70s in the day and lower 50s during the night. We slept without the rain fly and saw all the stars.

Near home, peaceful, great hiking, beautiful sunsets

We go often because it is close  to home whenever we need a quick getaway.  Clean, quiet, large sites and the best sunrises and sunsets.lots of hiking available.  Covered tables, fire pits and bbq.  Fantastic views of Sierra mountains.  Great for seniors with state camping pass.

False Advertising

They advertise as having sites for tent camping as well as dispersed camping. This is inaccurate and should be changed.

Beautiful setting below snow capped mountains

This RV resort is situated in the middle of everything! Close to Lake Tahoe, Reno, Virginia City and more! Spaces are wide and recent upgrades will have nice vine covered privacy fences between each site. Showers were clean. Sites were level and pull through. Had a nice store onsite and large laundry rooms. The only draw back to this park is the traffic noise. It was very loud at times but did die down in the evening. Would stay here again.

Alternate free camping next to the state park!

Since COVID has closed all state and national parks to camping, we were happy to find this BLM land for an overnight. There are no services and the ground is a little bumpy/sandy but we were able to get around just fine in our camper van. There was a makeshift fire ring at our site, but it was so windy and dry brush everywhere that we didn't want to attempt to use it.

We for service on both Verizon and Sprint! Had some coyotes track around our van over night so make sure you keep everything inside!

Alternate free camping next to the state park!

Since COVID has closed all state and national parks to camping, we were happy to find this BLM land for an overnight. There are no services and the ground is a little bumpy/sandy but we were able to get around just fine in our camper van. There was a makeshift fire ring at our site, but it was so windy and dry brush everywhere that we didn't want to attempt to use it.

We for service on both Verizon and Sprint! Had some coyotes track around our van over night so make sure you keep everything inside!

Great secluded spot

Really enjoyed my time here, had a secluded lake to ourselves.

Beautiful views

This campground is clean and extremely small sites. The climb up to Virginia City ( elevation is over 6100ft) was beautiful in our 39 ft DP, but the site was small. If you have a travel trailer it’s a bit better but we felt on top of one another. Clean laundry, brand new at $3 a load! The little market has basic needs. The park is walking distance to town. We stayed for three nights and were glad to leave the small sites. Can get a little loud on the weekends.

Beautiful and private

So remote and private but everything you need at the campground with water access within walking distance. Sites are great with picnic tables and bathrooms near by.