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Old 08-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Egg Nest goes to Tahoe

We just got back from a couple of nights at Fallen Leaf Campground (USFS) in South Lake Tahoe, the Egg Nest's first trip from home. All the systems in the trailer performed admirably, and I thought I'd pass on some info about the area in case anyone's interested in going there.

Many of the campgrounds in the area, especially privates, are crowded, unattractive RV parking lots; Fallen Leaf has widely spaced sites, pines and meadows for scenery. Some of the sites around the perimeter are among the prettiest and most private I've seen. Fallen Leaf has a prime location. It's an easy walk to the South Shore USFS Visitor Center -- lots to see -- and great South Shore beaches. Even closer is the beach at the east end of Fallen Leaf lake. Lots of hiking and sightseeing are short drives, too.

You'd need to be fully self-contained; there's one place in the whole camp to attach a hose for fresh water. Otherwise, it's fill a jug from the close spigot by your site. The bathrooms are reasonably well maintained. Bring quarters for the showers. The camp hosts are good at quieting loud campers at 10, too.

It's a popular place, but we reserved a site a little more than a week before we went. Many sites in the area use recreation. gov. The maps and detail info on the website for the camp is quite good. Pay attention to pad length and level in order to get a site that will fit your car and trailer. If you can swing going during the week, you'll have a much more enjoyable and less-crowded time -- seems like the entire Bay Area goes to Tahoe on the weekends. We hope to get back there before they close for the season on 10/15.

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Old 08-13-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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Re: Egg Nest goes to Tahoe

Sounds great.. One day I am sure we will get travelling down that area with the trailer.

I am not crazy about the RV park--parking lot ideas. I can see them when we are retired and on the roads for months and need a place to wash clothes etc.... But for now I am happy in the woods... (in less than 24 hours I will be!!!)
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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Re: Egg Nest goes to Tahoe

Another great place is Nevada Beach.. It's dry camping but the sites are walking distance to the lake.. It's about 6 mi north of Fallen Leaf campground just on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe.. we really like it as all the spots are spaced well and you get a great view of the Mountains & some lake..
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