Tahoe State Recreation Area

Tahoe State Recreation Area

Highway 28, Tahoe State Park
Tahoe City, California 96145
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Local Phone: (530) 583-3074

The small but dog-friendly campground here is open only in summer, but it's a winner for "urban campers" who don't mind a little daytime road noise.

A lakeshore bike/hike trial runs right through it, and the location in the middle of town means you can walk to restaurants and even the Safeway grocery store.

The shoreline here is rocky, but there are great photo opps to be had from the park's long pier. 

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Dog playing in water
Clover playing in Fallen Leaf Lake. Premshiree-Pillai (CC)
Most hikes around Lake Tahoe—and there are hundreds—can be enjoyed with your best friend. But if your goal is to bask in fall color, better get a move on.  The aspens and other color-makers at higher elevations have already peaked, but you’ll still find some golden glow around the lakeshore. Go to CalifornaFallColor.com for leaf-peeper updates—and, as always, check weather reports before rounding up your pup and heading into the high country. Be prepared for snow, because at this time of year, you never know! more »
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