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Attention: This is an important message regarding your camping reservations at D.L. Bliss State Park. Due to the severe drought conditions the state of California is experiencing, showers, flushing toilets, and trailer dump stations will not be available during your stay. Chemical toilets will be provided at all restroom locations. Drinking water will continue to be available at the spigots throughout the campground. If you would like to cancel your reservation you may call 800-695-2269. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to conserve water during this drought. Thank you.

D.L. BLISS SP, CA

Photo: D.L. BLISS SP Photo: D.L. BLISS SP
D.L. Bliss State Park borders Emerald Bay State Park to the north. It features one of the finest beaches in the Lake Tahoe region. The park also has popular hiking trails, such asA the Lighthouse Trail and the Balancing Rock Nature Trail. The beach is especially popular during summer months...

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Description

D.L. Bliss State Park borders Emerald Bay State Park to the north. It features one of the finest beaches in the Lake Tahoe region. The park also has popular hiking trails, such asA the Lighthouse Trail and the Balancing Rock Nature Trail. The beach is especially popular during summer months.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:
  • Hi Season: 8am-10pm
  • Lo Season: Closed

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
D.L. Bliss, Donner Memorial, Emerald Bay, Sugar Pine Point and Tahoe SRA are OPEN during the winter for hiking and snowshoeing, but these parks are CLOSED to camping beginning mid-September (varies by park).


Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

D.L. Bliss State Park is site specific, you select your site at the time you make your reservation.

WARNING!! Trailers/RVs must be 18 feet or less to reserve a site in this park. Any trailer/RV longer than 18 feet is not allowed at this park.

WARNING: Metal bear resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockers are 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high. Violators will be cited. Camp at your own risk! By choosing to enter or camp at D.L. Bliss SP you assume the risk of personal injury or property damaged caused by bears.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

2014 Reservation Period:

  • Sites 1-32 (Lower Pines): Reservations available June 18 – August 31; closed when not on reservations.
  • Sites 33-90 (Upper Pines): Reservations available June 18 – August 31; closed when not on reservations.
  • Sites 91-112 (East Ridge): 1st1st May 21 – June 10; reservations available June 11 – August 31; 1st1st September 1 - 27; closed when not on reservations.
  • Sites 113-130 (West Ridge): 1st1st May 21 – June 10; reservations available June 11 – August 31; closed when not on reservations.
  • Sites 141-165 (Beach Camp): 1st1st May 21 – June 10, reservations available June 11 – August 31; 1st1st Septemer 1 – 27; closed when not on reservations.
  • Group Camp: Reservations available June 11 – August 31; closed when not on reservations.

This park is above 6,200-ft elevation. Campsite availability is subject to unpredictable and adverse weather conditions including snow closures, which may result in cancelled reservations. Campers are strongly advised to bring appropriate clothing and camping gear for cold weather conditions.

For more information about the park:

  • Please call (530) 525-7277 June 15 - Labor Day
  • And call (530) 525-9529 the day after Labor Day to June 14.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

D.L. BLISS SP
9881 HWY 89
TAHOM  CA  96142

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)525-7277