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This is right by my most favorite place in the world.

Words cannot explain this enchanted place. Located just outside of Reno , this is where the locals play. With the most beautiful sunny, and sunsets I've ever seen this week is the only lake in the world you can catch lahontan cutthroat trout. October 1st opening day. About 11 dollars a night to tent camp , or bring an r.v. for your glamping experience. The Paiute Native Americans reside here , and I have a wonderful relationship with them volunteering picking up the area in my spare time . This is Americas best kept secret. If you camp here, make sure you leave it clean when departing . Lots to do here.

Great little lake!!

We take our Kayaks and spend the day on the lake. It gets choppy in the afternoon so be aware. The campgrounds are set among huge boulders and can be very private. There are bears but they seem to keep to themselves but don’t temp with unstored food. Tables, bear lockers,fire rings are at all campsites. Trailers and RV are mostly kept to the boat launch. Closed from October till May

High desert lake experience

So the desert is the desert, finding a lake there is pretty special. Yes, it looks barren, but it attracts tons of birds and the water sports and fishing are fun. Sunsets are out of this world. This campground is a much nicer experience than the RV park as long as you are prepared to car/tent camp. Bring the boat/water toys.

Great way to check out Pyramid lake

This is a nice jumping off point for checking out the pyramid lake area. Beautiful high desert lake. Note that this is primarily an RV park and that if you are okay camping rough, there is a better campground just north of this place.

beautiful campground

This campground was one of the nicest I've come across. It's right on the California-nevada state line near Lake Tahoe. In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful places in the US. A lot of the campsites have a view of the lake. They have sites for tents and RVs. The bathrooms are nice and there's fresh drinking water. There are some public grills to use. Really nice amenities at this place.

I personally just love lake Tahoe. Amazing hiking around the lake. Mount Tallac is a killer but gorgeous hike. Go stand on the line between Nevada and California like I did! In the winter this place is awesome too, because the ski resort has some great runs.

Family friendly

Very pleased with the accommodation and everything availableo

love lake tahoe

Lake tahoe is one of the most beautiful place in California. There are plenty of state parks and campsites around the lake, but D.L. Bliss is one of my favorite. Its nestled right on the lake, but some of the campsites are a little further back away from it. My favorite part about this campground is that it was pretty quite when I went. Not a whole lot of people there. The sites are a little small, but very nice. The beaches are great too and secluded.

The campground has all the amenities you could need. Hot showers, clean drinking water, nice bathrooms, firewood for sale, picnic tables. There are hiking trails right near the campground and, of course, the beach. There's also tons to do right around the lake. Scuba diving, biking trails, hiking trails, kayaking, whatever you can think of really.

My favorite hike in near Lake Tahoe is defiantly Mount Tallac. If you decide do to this hike, be prepared. Its about 10ish miles, pretty strenuous, and some of the trail can be covered with snow depending on the time of year.

Also, make sure to always store your food in bear safe containers. The bears can get pretty active around here depending on the time of year.

serene and peaceful

great hiking trail and camping spot away from civilization.

Amazing access to the High Sierra!

Awesome spot! Great campground right on a creek, access to high Sierra hiking trails that put you right up at high lakes, and friendly park rangers/station.

Might be in the process of being decommissioned

Rudimentary campsites, no fire rings or tables at any of the campsites. The cement pullouts are still there. I’ve been up in that area a lot in the past three years and the gate that is at the opening is open sometimes and closed and locked at other times. Not really sure what’s going on with the site. On a brighter note the snowflowers were going off earlier this season!

The crystal calls

There are plenty of sites to choose from on this loop. Two bathrooms and some running water although I believe it is only there for dousing your fire. There is a nice little aspen grove that bisects the campground and every site has a picnic table and a fire ring. You’ll want four wheels drive to get up there, but I’ve seen passenger vehicles make it just drive slow. Clean campsites, Let’s help keep them that way.

All that glitters

You are up on a summit so the only thing to cut down the wind if it gets windy is the stand of trees that the campground is situated in. There are pit toilets and water hydrants. I think that there are 14 campsites in all. I went on a Monday durning Peak season. There were at least five sites to choose from. Picnic tables and fire rings were at every site along with a large flat area for your tent. There are a few hikes nearby so it’s nice to be so close to so many trailheads.

Oh right. Pictures. Fogot.

Ok - Pretty great spot. Breezed in, set up on the tent only loop, and enjoyed the rest of the night. Twenty five buckeroo seems to be the going rate and I've certainly spent more on less.

Flushie toilets, bear lockers, easy access to Reno/Tahoe.

Freeway noise noticeable, but not objectionable if you're a city baby like me.

Most helpful staff!

The staff is amazing. Incredibly clean, well run, efficient and the coffee was great!

The site was roomy and quiet.

A classic

Right on the lake and excellent camp hosts (Michelle and her husband)

Unbelievable privacy in the Eastern Sierra!

This campground earns 4 stars because of its amazing privacy. First, it's quite an adventurous (read: bumpy) drive to get to it from the nearest paved road. Once you arrive, you'll be amazed at how much space there is between the sites. From most sites, you can scarcely see that there are other campsites around! Yet there are still vault toilets.

Lookout is oddly named; it's tucked deeply enough into the forest that it doesn't have much in the way of a view (though in fall, the numerous aspen are undoubtedly stunning).

This campground is dog friendly, with no one to enforce leash rules (if there are any). Since the separation between sites is so large, this doesn't seem to be much of an issue. Down off the mountain, both human and pooch alike can splash around in the Truckee River to cool off. There's excellent swimming right by the bridge.

First to Review
pretty lake, pretty loud campers

This is a very pretty lake. it was a little muddy along the shore but the rock area is a great swimming area. unfortunately it is a little dirty with broken glass. The campground though was fairly clean. Vault toilets, but very clean and tons of spots that run right along the shore. my only issue was that it was kind of a loud campground. People playing music from their boats on the water and multiple groups up late (midnight) and being loud and shouting. If you like to camp and be loud and have a good time then this is a great place big if you enjoy more solitude and nature, this may not be your cup of tea.

Dayton State Park

Great central location with lots of wildlife and amenities.

Like a Norman Rockwell painting.

The lake is an iconic alpine lake nestled in the Sierra Nevada’s. Sugar pine and Lodgepole pines dot the campgrounds and birds are plentiful. There are giant pine cones scattered everywhere and woodpeckers can be heard throughout the morning. This is a great spot for families or folks looking for something right on the lake. There is a somewhat wind sheltered creek with picnic spots available that is great for kids or beginner paddleboarders who need to get started out of the wind. Along the lakeshore there are beautiful old wood stoves for cooking. It gets crowded and the dog friendliness is marginal. The lake is slightly chilly but a great swim on a hot day. The campground has bathrooms and there is a visitor center with a museum and gift shop. Reservations fill up in the summer, for weekends especially.

A hidden gem

This is a small hidden little gem of a campground. They have flush toilets and bear boxes which makes it nice for those of us that tent camp. Close to the water and sites have plenty of space.

Clean

Ccampgrounds are big, clean and quiet. It was very nice here.

Close to the lake!

Beautiful campsite. Trees were pretty bare so not a lot of privacy from neighbors but a very spacious site. The campground is off of the main road so you could hear cars and motorcycles driving by. However, you have lake “beach” access and it’s a perfect spot to post up for a beach day!

Family, right at the water!

This was a really comfortable campsite! Bathrooms were single person with lights and a mirror! Lot's of families camping, but we were a group of 4 college age students and it was just fine for us. The families were respectful and seemed to be knowledgeable campers. BEST part about the campsite is that it's a 2-5 min walk (depending where your site is) from the lake!! Lake has the CLEAREST water, and if you go out 5 boueys to the left from the bouey furthest right right, you can see "TAHOE" spelled out on the floor of the lake with big rocks. Pretty cool.

Very clean and quiet

Washoe lake isn’t the prettiest, but it’s a nice get away if you live close and want to escape the city for the weekend, very cheap and very nice camp ground.

Beautiful area with an even prettier lake!

Lots of young people out late and having fun, suggest going when there isn’t a major Holiday so it’s more peaceful.

High in Sequoia

Situated almost 7,000 feet above sea level Lodgepole is located in Lodgepole Village in Sequoia National Park. There is a great market/general store at the entrance of the site and of course there is plenty to see and do in Sequoia Nat'l Park

Camping tradition

We love this campground in south Tahoe by Emerald Bay! We have come every summer for the last five years with my growing family. This year it was colder in June, but we still swam in the icy water.

This campground has beach lake access and the views are spectacular. There are accessible hiking trails on the premises and easy to drive to trail heads, which you can get to before the other summer visitors get there. We usually bring our rafts and hang at the beach all day and go back to our site and relax.

Gorgeous hiking, waterfalls,camping

Beautiful & breathtaking views. Nice camp host of 10 years + showed us the petroglyphs. Rustic camping. Superb hiking trails well worth the visit. Visited in 2016.

"Roughing it" ...near town, close to but not quite glamping...

Granite Flat is a great way to get out and camp without worrying too much about forgetting something. Now, I know no one WANTS to head back into town for the ice, eggs, or brew they forgot. But if you do, you're only 2 miles from the grocery store.

This campground is right along the Truckee river! It is RV/Camper, tent & dog friendly. Though there are very few "tent only" sites.

They have non-flushing restrooms with TP! (fancy outhouses)

You can park up to 2 cars per site

There is fresh, clean water located at pumps thruought the campground

PLENTY of space to pitch a tent

Bear boxes provided (we were lucky enough to see a mama and two cubs across the river from us!)

Fire pits and picknick tables

Super friendly camp hosts

We stayed here at 3 tent only sites, the night after our wedding with a group of friends! We all loved it and will definitely be back. You can float from one end of the campground down to the other end or keep going if you can find a ride (Uber) back to the campground! I hear the fly fishing on the Truckee river is fantastic as well. Due to the fact that we JUST got married the day before, we actually had our DJ come the the campsite and spin there. The people in the nearby sites were totally cool with it and we were respectful of quiet hours. So, as you'll see in the video, we had music. But typically the festival DJ doesn't come with the campsite. ;)

One negative to this campground is that the highway is right next to it. The Tahoe region is EXTREMELY popular so I'd suggest booking early if you can (though it seems you can find sites last min too) and know that if you're next to the highway, you'll hear cars/trucks passing through. By no means did any of my party feel that the vehicle noise was intrusive on our experience though. But it's food for thought.

Lastly, again you're near town and can head into Truckee for some tasty brew and food at many local breweries, breakfast, & BBQ spots! Plus the town of Truckee is super cute and should be explored of you haven't been.

SUP and kayak friendly

we found there to be a lot of rules at this campground such as no fires, however there is a community fire pit. No driving over 5 MPH, no charcoal grills or smokers, only electric and propane grills. They are also very serious about the 11pm quiet time.

Aside from all the rules this was a very clean, family and pet friendly campground. Very clean bathrooms with showers!! There are a few lakes that are very nice for fishing and kayaking. Nice calm water for a leisurely SUP experience.