State: Northern California
Address 1: East of Spring Creek.
Number of Sites: 205
ReservatiContentons: Yes - Check Recreation.gov for information
About: The Fallen Leaf Campground is approximately 1/4 mile north of Fallen Leaf Lake. Nestled among towering native pine trees, this campground offers a variety of recreational activities. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is directly across Highway 89 and has interpretive programs, guided walks on the Rainbow Trail and to the Stream Profile Chamber. Also nearby are: Pope and Baldwin Beaches for water recreation, Tallac Historic Site with tours of its historic buildings and grounds, a paved bike trail that runs 3 miles along Highway 89 and can be used to access all of the above. Excellent day hiking and backpacking in Desolation Wilderness via the Glen Alpine or Mt. Tallac trailheads are nearby. Standing BBQ’s and fire rings are available at all sites; please use fire areas provided at each campsite and do not build additional fire rings.
Fees: $28 (2011)
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe (CA)
Restrictions: Fallen Leaf Lake is not a designated swim beach, but swimming and leashed pets are allowed.
Directions: Fallen Leaf Lake Campground is located on the south side of Lake Tahoe, approximately 3 miles north of the “Y” (the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89) in South Lake Tahoe. The campground entrance can be accessed by turning off Highway 89 onto Fallen Leaf Lake Road.