Campground fees to increase in the Lake Tahoe Basin

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –Due to increased costs of doing business, fees at campgrounds operated by California Land Management (CLM) on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin will rise by $2 this season.

Camping fees will increase at Fallen Leaf (now $32, $34 for premium sites), Meeks Bay (now $27, $29), William Kent (now $27, $29), Kaspian (now $19, $21) and Nevada Beach (now $32, $38) campgrounds.  Even with the fee increase, CLM campgrounds are below the cost of privately operated campgrounds in the basin.  The fees at Bayview Campground, beaches and day-use areas remain the same.

Seasonal beach passes are $70 and may be purchased at the Fallen Leaf Campground store, as well as William Kent and Nevada Beach campgrounds.  Beach passes are good during the Fourth of July weekend.  Dog owners are reminded that dogs and other pets are not allowed on designated swim beaches including Nevada, Pope, Baldwin, Meeks Bay, William Kent and Kaspian beaches.

As a reminder, until recreation facilities officially open, there is no parking, trash removal, or restroom facilities available.  Please park your vehicle off the roadway and do not block access gates.  Pack out all trash and where pets are allowed, please clean up after your animal.  After facilities open, please park only in designated spaces.

For a complete list of projected recreation site opening dates, visit our 2012 Recreation Facility and Forest Road web page at or call the Forest Supervisor’s office at (530) 543-2694.

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