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MEEKS BAY, CA

part ofLake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, US Forest Service
Photo: MEEKS BAY
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Meeks Bay Campground is situated between two popular California State Parks, adjacent to the beautiful Lake Tahoe. The crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, just steps away from the campground, provide a recreational escape for outdoor enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

Meeks Bay is in the Lake Tahoe Basin, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe at a 6,225-foot elevation.

Recreation:

The 22-mile-long Lake Tahoe provides sunbathing, swimming, boating and water skiing. Anglers can look forward to healthy fish populations of kokanee salmon and mackinaw, rainbow and brown trout.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Some sites offer sweeping views of the lake. All sites are close together, some even sharing parking spurs, offering limited privacy between sites.

Each site is equipped with tables, campfire rings and grills. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided. Food storage lockers are available at each site in order to keep food packed away from a variety of wildlife.

Nearby Attractions:

A couple of state parks are also on the perimeter of Lake Tahoe, southeast of the campground. South Lake Tahoe is the nearest town, about 10 miles away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Bike Rentals
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Educational Programs
  • Fuel Available
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • 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.
  • Hookups are not available
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate food containers
  • All campers must register with camp host
  • Off-road vehicles are prohibited in the campground
  • Limit of two pets per site; pets are not allowed on the beaches
  • Chainsaw use and hunting are prohibited in the area
  • Additional fees collected at the campground for use of the boat ramp
  • Please keep boats clean, drained and dry, to avoid transport or introduction of aquatic invasive species
  • 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.
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management. Your comments are welcomed; Visitors may collect a comment form from a campground host or submit feedback online.
  • 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.03778, -120.12361
39°2'16"N, 120°7'25"W

Meeks Bay Campground is located 10 miles south of Tahoe City, on California Highway 89.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MEEKS BAY
P.O. Box 9047
South Lake Tahoe  CA  96158

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)525-4733
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