The Tahoe Meadows/ Spooner Summit portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail is known for its cliff-hugging, dizzyingly spectacular views of the lake – as well as for its access to some of the best mountain biking trails in the Tahoe basin. Though there’s nary an amenity-laden campground to be found on this part of the east shore, a hike-in campground is available for those up for a trek. Marlette Peak Campground offers 16 primitive campsites and is located about 6 miles from the TRT Spooner Summit trailhead. Access the trailhead on U.S. 50, .7 miles from the junction of Hwy 28.
For those looking to have a piece of every part of Tahoe’s action – proximity to the lake, nightlife and casinos as well as water sports and plethora of family-friendly campground amenities – Zephyr Cove Resort is a best bet. A thriving beach spot, Zephyr Cove is the launching point for the M.S. Dixie II paddleboat tour. The resort area itself also offers horseback riding and boat rentals. 57 Campsites, flush toilets and showers are available and the resort is located on US 50, four miles north of Stateline in Zephyr Cove, NV. Rates vary by season – contact www.zephyrcove.com for information and reservations.
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