Fallen Leaf Campground

South Lake Tahoe, CA
National Campground
  • RV Sites
  • Tent
  • Trailer/Towable
  • Yurts


Fallen Leaf Campground is situated on the north shore of Fallen Leaf Lake and adjacent to Taylor Creek. The south shore of Lake Tahoe is less than a mile away. The campground features 206 sites that include 6 yurts and standard tent and RV sites. The campground is typically open from mid-May through mid-October. Fallen Leaf Lake is less crowded and not as well-known as Lake Tahoe, making this a great base camp for exploring the many sights and recreational activities in the area. It’s a popular campground and tends to fill quickly. All campers must register at the campground entrance kiosk. Using the pre-check in will require you to check in with the campground office upon arrival. 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. Reservation holders must be present at check-in.

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). Yurt rentals do offer electricity for the provided electric light and space heater. There are no additional electric plug-ins. No cooking is permitted inside yurts. Pets are allowed at all tent and RV sites (a maximum of two pets per site); pets not permitted at yurts. Smoking in yurts is prohibited. The campground is available by reservation only; first-come, first-served sites are not available. Pets are not allowed on the beaches. 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. Transport or introduction of aquatic invasive species is illegal. Please keep boats clean, drained and dry, and dispose of any debris away from all water sources. This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM’s website.

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 firewood.ca.gov.


  • ADA Accessible
  • BBQ
  • Boat Launch
  • Fire Pit
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Food Locker
  • Hot Showers
  • Picnic Table
  • Potable Water
  • Restroom

RV Rentals

Fallen Leaf Campground


P.O. Box 9047, South Lake Tahoe, California, 96158