Emerald Bay State Park Campground

Emerald Bay State Park Campground Overview

Emerald Bay State Park is one of the most photographed places in the world with its rugged shoreline and blue-green water of Lake Tahoe.  This glacier carved bay is a National Natural Landmark and even has a replica of a Scandinavian castle on an island.  You can tour the 38-room mansion/castle, as well as hike many of the trails into  nearby Desolation Wilderness or walk along the lake shore to D.L. Bliss State Park.  Other activities include fishing, scuba diving, swimming, boating, biking, picnic and wildlife viewing.  At 6,200 feet, the campground has 114 campsites, each with a food locker, table, fire ring and grill.  There are flush toilets and hot showers at the campground.

  • Reservations:
  • Coordinates:
    Lat. 38.954300 / Long. -120.111000
  • Elevation:
    6,250
  • Season:
    Mid May to Mid September
  • Campsites:
    114
  • Toilets:
    Flush and Vault
  • Water:
    Yes
  • Hookups:
    No
  • Showers:
    Yes
  • Dump Station:
    No
  • Fire Pits:
    Yes
  • Picnic Tables:
    Yes
  • Area Features:
    Lake, Creek, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Swimming, Water Sports, Picnicking, Historic Sites, Wildlife Viewing
  • Weather:
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