I have been here several times and enjoy the proximity to the peaceful lake. I try to locate a site away from the others to totally enjoy the serenity this area can offer. There are great little hikes to enjoy with the dog and a great place to toss a tennis ball into the lake for the dog to swim. I enjoy the short trek from Reno with my teardrop.
No full hook up,fire pit,close to braxh dpot 52
No full hook up,fire pit,close to braxh dpot 52
Always enjoy our time here. Campsites are wide and the place is clean and well cared for by staff. Close to shopping and beach. Bathrooms are clean with pay showers.
Two sections of campground, if first lot is full drive 1/4 mile back towards the mountains and there will be more sites. Vault pit toilets at both areas. Nice cement picnic tables and sturdy grills/pits for fire. Sage and Juniper surround this area. You can even hear the coyotes calling to one another at night. Pretty secluded and usually one can find solitude. Although, it is a great access point to the OHV Fort Sage Trails, so beware your neighbors will be hauling all sorts of mechanized toys. Dont forget to keep this pristine by following Leave No Trace principles.
Just a small walk away from Lake Tahoe shore. Big beautiful trees cover the entire campground. A couple bathrooms that surprisingly do not smell bad and have a running faucet. Bears are a real issue, so they have big bear boxes at each site - make sure to use them. Sites close together and not much privacy. Camp Host on site. Very limited parking at the sites, but free parking if you park outside of the campground along the main road and walk in. Do not leave food in your car, especially on the outside. And dont forget to Leave No Trace!
Family filled campground with many spots. Just down the road from Sardine Lakes and Sand Pond, which are great for fishing and swimming. Gets buggy in the summertime. Sites located very close to one another so not a ton of privacy. Road to access is easy for all cars. The campground can get trashed easily, so do your part to pack out your trash and leave it better than you found it.
Road is gravel, one large pot hole in the middle of the road made it difficult for a compact or large RV to get into campground. Easy for a 4wd or high clearance rig. Small sites but big enough for RVs. Aspen filled Creek just a small walk south of campground. To keep this place looking beautiful, do not forget to pack out your trash and follow Leave No Trace ethics. This is a free campground, and to keep it that way we must take care of it.
This place is great for swimming in the summer as the lake gets really warm. Across the lake is an amazing rope swing not for the faint of heart (its big). You need a floatation device like a blow up with oars to get there. 300 foot walk from cars to campground so bring a dolly/wagon. $15 a night fee. Bring a lot of drinking/dishes water (no spigots, no sinks). No RV sites/hookups. Short drive back down Bowman Lake rd to the yuba river. Cold water but beautiful hiking and something called the emerald pools. Rucker lake rd is a dirt road! AWD recommended but not totally needed
We decided to splurge and paid extra for the "beach camp" campsites. Unfortunately, from the vast majority of these sites, you cannot see the lake or beach at all. Granted, these sites are within walking distance to the lake compared to the other campsites of the area. However, it should be marketed as "walk to lake" sites rather than promising a view of the actual lake.
Otherwise, our site was nice and clean. We had site number 165 which is a little bit of a walk in campsite. It is located up on a hill and was quiet. Unfortunately, the bathroom facilities of this campground were very dirty and the dishwashing area was always messy. The one positive about the bathrooms were that the showers were nice and warm. Be prepared to bring single dollar bills to buy their coins to use the showers.
We also were unlucky because some campers did not properly store their trash in the trashcans provided and a bear did come to our campsite and destroyed the trash. Please be respectful of your neighbors and the wildlife and listen to the rules about storing food and scented items! All must go in the bear boxes and the trash cans need to be locked after you throw away trash each time!
Beautiful $15 permit and you find your own spot. You can be as faraway or as close to other campers as you want. No hookups or services but the water is perfect for swimming,fishing or boating. Bonus…..4th of July fireworks are permitted and the reservation sales awesome ones.( we are just observers)
Camp site was easy to locate and a convenience for those hitting the Boomtown casino. Shuttle is available, but also walking isn't bad idea either. Check in was quick, but too quick for my taste. Not much of an introduction on details where things were located.
Because we made two separate reservations due to the fact we have decided to extend our stay, we were set for two different lots. Front desk could not get it corrected during registration, but Tracy corrected the situation the next morning. Thank you Tracy.
Wi-Fi exists, but could not connect. My guess is that depending on the lot you are in, you may or may not able to connect. This KOA is fairly big and I think Wi-Fi is not thoroughly covered. The lack of Wi-Fi did not bother me at all, but could not see myself working remotely out of this KOA if I had to.
Lot borders can be a bit confusing as they aren't as spacious and not clearly marked. Your vehicle parking is within the same border where your neighbor's pedestal is located. Kind of strange, but we've managed to figure it out.
I can understand how some visitors may get frustrated over the showers and restrooms. From my understanding, there are more showers and restrooms available during business hours. Thankfully we didn't have to use them as our RV was fully equipped. This is not a place for those who rely on them.
Although the lots are close together, we had great neighbors going about their business. Never have seen dogs running around off leash, but then again we could of been very fortunate not to come across it. Overall, I enjoyed our stay.
Looking for an epic hike that isn't too far from Reno? Look no further than Mount Rose! To find the trailhead, head up the Mount Rose Highway and once you reach near the top, you'll notice a decent sized parking lot off to the side of the Highway. The trailhead begins behind the bathrooms.
This hike is slightly deceptive because for the first half (2.5 or so miles), it's relatively flat. I mean, you're definitely going upwards but you barely notice it (at least I didn't). Once you reach the waterfall (the unofficial halfway point), that's where things begin to get a bit more interesting. The scenery gets better and better, but the incline in the trail will get far more noticeable not just due to steepness, but due to the elevation as well. Many people were turning around as my friend and I continued going.
In no way is this a difficult hike, however, it's definitely not easy either. If you're out of shape or have any medical problems, this may not be the hike for you. There's plenty of other gorgeous hikes in the area that would be more suitable. But if you think you can tackle the 10,778 foot Mountain, by all means give it a go.
The hike is just shy of 11 miles round trip. Once at the summit, you'll have an amazing 360 view with Lake Tahoe on one side and Reno on the other. It makes for some amazing pano shots.
Nevada Beach Campground is one of the most dramatic and grand places to watch the sunset over Lake Tahoe. You access it by trying to find street parking in Zephyr Cove, you guess it, Nevada. Big huge clean beach and you could in theory even get a wheel chair down all the way to the water by using the raised walking paths. I had a friend whom was in a wheelchair for like 30 years until he died last year so I always notice that kind of stuff. It was a big challenge for him. This whole park looks to be wheelchair accessible from the paths all the way right down to the beach. Someone was thinking when this was designed.
We took a picnic lunch and there are tons of tables so it's easy to find a place to sit and eat. There's even a massive covered area where you could have a huge wedding or some big event with hundreds and hundreds of guests.
While inside the park we noticed that people were somehow getting cars inside the actual park and driving down the biking and walking paths. I am not so sure you are supposed to be doing that.
There are cabins inside here for lease. Also has some park ranger shacks to get help if you need to ask any questions. One thing that sucks is that they close the restrooms for the winter (like now). They have signs on them that say "winterized". Why in the 21st century do you have to "winterize" a restroom?
Great group camp! Beautiful location, lots of trees and shade, not a lot of visitors to that side of the bridge. Only downside is being right next to I-80. The first night can be rough, but you get used to it pretty quickly. The sight and sound of the river quickly make up for it
Just got back from a weekend getaway at Lakeside. We stayed in site 35, which was one of only 2 sites left for the weekend when we booked. I have to say by some miracle I think it was one of the best sites at the lake. While it's the last site down and the furthest from the lake, you can still see it from the site. It's also one of the largest and flattest sites they have. Luckily nobody had showed for site 36 so we were able to just pull our rig through without fighting to get in. If you have a larger group, I would suggest getting sites 35 & 36. Site 36 is ok, but not nearly as much space, so the two together is ideal. The lake itself was beautiful and quiet even with a full campground. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that there is no beachy area for swimming. It's pretty muddy/marshy at the waters edge which isnt unusual but isnt ideal either. Perfect lake for paddle boards and kayaks. Kids did some swimming but it's quite cold with the snow runoff this time of year. Also great area for bikes and atvs.
Nestled against salmon creek and among the gold lake area, just outside of Bassetts. Very large sites, with some hike in with shallow creek crossing. Lush fields and forests. Great views. Can here traffic on ridge. Bear boxes at every site Trash and Recycling receptacles Picnic Tables at every site Fresh water available Bathrooms throughout
Gorgeous well maintained campground. $20/night per campsite. Outhouse serves visitors. Campsite boundaries are clearly marked with large fallen pines and rocks. A creek borders the backside of most the campsites. All campsites have designated fire pits and picnic tables. The place is gorgeous and close to all of the Gold Lakes loop just out of the town Bassets, which has a store/coffee shop/cafe. No bear boxes No trash cans No recycling Pack it in, pack it out.
This campground is labeled as equestrian however anyone can stay. Great place close to Frenchman lake. Has pasture area for horses. Spots are well spaced out and never filled up while we stayed for 4 days. Tons of horseflies late morning and early afternoon. Pit toilets, and drinking water available. Easy to stay with trailers and rvs. Road is dirt/gravel on way in but easy to navigate.