beach. Good amenities. Beautiful hikes. Clearest water on the lake.
||Expensive. Hard to reserve. No pets.
It's a long way to the nearest
anything. If you're tent camping the best spots are 6,8,10, or
12. RV's, fifth wheels or mini campers will likely prefer
sites 17 or 18.
Meeks Bay Resort
There are very few places
inTahoe that have what Meeks Bay Resort has, if any. The beach is less
that 150 yards from the campsites, there is a general store on-site, a
snack bar on the beach, outstanding hiking across the street, boat
rentals, and a fantastic family atmosphere. After camping there the
first time, I lost my digital camera at work with the pics still in it.
The one bright spot was that I would have to camp there again.
Did I mention the beach? The water here is outstanding, crystal clear
with a warm sheltered area that almost guarantees it will be among the
warmest in the basin. The camping itself is also first rate, the spaces
are close together, but with the great family atmosphere it just makes
it easier to meet people. This is probably why it is nearly impossible
to get a reservation once the summer has started. Showers and flush
toilets are included.
For those looking for a little more comfort there is also lodging
available, ranging from motel rooms, to cabins, to the historic Kehlet
Meeks Bay was once the summer home of the Washoe
Tribe. It is currently managed by the Washoe under a special
use permit from the forest service.
Also located in Meeks Bay is the USFS
Meeks Bay Campground, which may have availability when the
resort does not.
Meeks Bay Resort Pictures
- The resort is just off Highway 89, 16 miles north of the
Y in South Lake Tahoe.