A guide to lake shore lodging and campgrounds along 7 mapped routes
One of the more exciting adventures is spending a few days and nights on an extended paddle trip either camping under the stars or staying at a lakeshore lodge along the Water Trail.
Where to Stay
The Overnight Trip Map below works with our 7 Day Trip Maps so you can plan out-and-back paddle adventures from designated lakefront campgrounds and lodging properties. Reservations are required for all campgrounds. Campfires are only allowed within metal fire rings in the campground. Campfires and portable charcoal grills are not allowed on the beach. Follow the links to make a reservation before you arrive, particularly for the June – August period. Consider scheduling your trip during September or early October; the weather is still warm and the lake and overnight accommodations are less crowded. Always plan your overnight stay at a campground based on weather forecasts, and always file a Float Plan with friends and/or family, and be safe.
Before you launch at Tahoe, all watercraft and gear must be Cleaned, Drained and Dry to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species. Self inspecting and decontaminating your gear is easy and free. Learn how by becoming a Tahoe Keeper.