Lake Tahoe Camping Near the Best Hiking and Fishing

By Tahoe Staff

When you’re looking to rise above the summer heat, go up ... to the top of Mt. Rose Highway and keep an eye out for some great Lake Tahoe camping options. Locals may have noticed the campground turnoff sign at the summit of Highway 431, perhaps not realizing that it leads to a picturesque camping spot with access to some of the best high-country hiking in the basin. Wander easily to the Tahoe Meadows to link up with the Tahoe Rim Trail or the Ophir Creek Trail. Trailheads to Slide Mountain and Mt. Rose itself are nearby as well. The campground offers 24 sites and flush toilets. Fees are $13/night. Visit for reservations.

If fishing is your game, reel one in at the Boca reservoir. Located just 1 mile north of Interstate 80 in Truckee, the reservoir is fed by the Little Truckee River and is host to Kokanee salmon, rainbow, brook and brown trout. Four campgrounds are situated near Truckee. 

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