Fallen Leaf Campground is located in the Eldorado National Forest about 10 minutes west of South Lake Tahoe. Since it is so close to civilization, you will get cellular reception, so make sure to use your GPS to find the campground.
This is a larger-sized campground consisting of 206 sites that include 6 yurts and flush toilets. Make sure to reserve your site on Recreation.gov because it is a very popular campground. Within walking distance to both Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake, there are many things to do. And, if you do not bring your own bicycles, you can rent some bicycles down the road and take advantage of the many bicycle trails in the area as well.
And of course, use Campsite Photos to see what your campsite looks like prior to making the reservation because some sites had plenty of shade while others had little to none. Firewood is sold in bundles for $8 and each site has a picnic table and fire ring.
* Recently, some of the fleas from the chipmunks and squirrels in the area were found to have the plague. So make sure to keep your dog on a leash, protect them with flea control products, and keep them away from any burrows.
* If you check out South Lake Tahoe, make sure to stop by MacDuff’s!
Directions from South Lake Tahoe:
Take Highway 89 North (Emerald Bay Road) 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 right.
Fallen Leaf Campground
2165 Fallen Leaf Road,
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150