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Campground by the Lake
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 29 July 2010

Well maintained, organized, clean, great campsites! Fast free WiFi, inside city so access to everything via bike/trolley, walking, great location easy to get to mountains. Quiet time begins at 8pm so no loud parties. Shady lots of trees, not dusty.

Only downside is it is near highway so you hear traffic all night long.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2010

this will be my 6th time camping at this location and i have to say I LOVE IT,,, great location and beutiful scenery..

Stayed August 2009
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Fairfield, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2010

What a joke! The website for this place is totally deceiving. Camping along the highway is not camping. I was beyond bummed out when we arrived, so upset in fact that even after paying for 2 nights I decided to call up a few other campsites in Tahoe to see if anyone had any openings. Ended up staying two nights at DL Bliss instead...which was AMAZING. Don't stay here unless you want to be able to walk to Denny's and the casinos.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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So. Calif.
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2009

Camp has rules not to make noise from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am, although loud equipment in either or both of the two yards ( maintenance yard - corp yard ) gets started up at 5:00 am and /or about 7:00 am. It is not what I feel is true campng. You are close to the city and can bike to restaurants and grocery stores, take the city trolley and go to many places in Tahoe.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Tahoe
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

We've been coming to Tahoe for many summers, now , and have never stayed at Campground by the Lake. We always wanted to, but didn't, until this summer. We have loved staying here and enjoyed all the amenities and close proximity to the lake, stateline, laundromat, grocery store and restaurants. We walked and biked everywhere. We've enjoyed the whole experience! Our friends, who have never been to Tahoe, came up to join us for several days and were in awe! We are hoping to become camp hosts in the near future.....

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

We have been coming to Tahoe for family vacations each summer for 12 years. We usually stay in a condo but are on a budget this year and rather then opt out, we decided to camp instead. Located across the hwy from the lake with an amazing lake view! Perfect for budget minded families who want to spend a few days. Ice rink and public swimming right next to property. Showers on site. The staff is very friendly and accomodating! They go out of their way to help, unlike other camps in the area we have stayed at. Even after a billing mix-up on my part, Gloria was nice enough to try to fix it without any hassle about the inconvenience I caused. We now plan on returning with the whole family next month as well! At under $30.00 a night for 6 people, you can't beat it, we can even bring our dog (leashed of course)!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Pleasant Hill, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2007

Every year my family and I go to Lake Tahoe and camp at Campground by the Lake. It is off of hwy 50 about 3 miles from the casinos and there is a beach right across the street or you can drive to nearby beaches-Baldwin Beach, Pope Beach, Camp Richardson, etc. The campground is very clean and quiet although it is located next to the main road going into town. Spots with full hook-ups are located near the road while dry spots are located more inward. Showers are hot and free. There is also a shuttle every half hour that takes you to the casinos and brings you back. Dogs are allowed on leashes. There is a playground across the street and also an ice rink with arcade. This is a nice way to spend some family time together if you're on a budget but want to see Lake Tahoe or if you just like camping!

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Property: Campground by the Lake
Address: 1150 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8210
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Speciality Lodging in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campground by the Lake-owned and operated by the City of South Lake Tahoe has 50 hookup spots and 120 spots without hookups. Tons of fun for the whole family, we are 2.3 miles away from the stateline on the California side. We are directly across route 50 from El Dorado Beach, a popular South Shore destination. We have shops and restuarants within walking distance and public transportation east to the Stateline (Casinos, Heavenly Village) and west all the way to Emerald Bay. ... more   less 
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