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FALLEN LEAF CAMPGROUND, CA
Status: Open through Sun Oct 13 2013 Season Dates
OverviewFallen 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.
The camp sites do not offer views of either the lake or Taylor Creek, but they are nestled among towering native pine, cedar, fir and aspen. Some are adjacent to wildflower meadows.
Both Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe offer opportunities for non-motorized and motorized boating, tubing, waterskiing and windsurfing. Fishing is available at both lakes, but anglers generally have better luck at Lake Tahoe. Guests can swim in Fallen Leaf Lake, even though there are no designated swimming areas. The south shore of Lake Tahoe offers the Pope and Baldwin swim beaches.
Each yurt provides a cabin-like space for a family of five or six people. The yurts sit on a wooden platform and have electricity. Interior furnishings include a futon and bunk beds with mattresses, an electric light and a space heater. Cooking supplies and bedding are not provided.
A century ago, what is now the Tallac Historic Site held the "Grandest Resort in the World" and the summer retreats for 3 of San Francisco Bay Area's socially elite families. Today, the remains of the resort and the restored estates attract thousands of visitors annually to recapture this bygone and significant era in Tahoe's history.
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Know Before You Go
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. Click here for more information.
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
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From South Lake Tahoe, take Highway 89 North from the junction of State Highway 50 and 89. In 3 miles, turn left on Fallen Leaf Road. The campground is about half a mile on the left.
Mailing Address:FALLEN LEAF CAMPGROUND
PO BOX 14000
Phone Number:Information: (530)544-0426