Northern California May 01, 2018
This Campsite In Northern California Is So Remote, It’s Only Accessible By Boat
Camping season is almost here and that means it’s time to start making reservations at your favorite camping spots. Northern Californians are naturally outdoor lovers, so it can be hard to find a spot that is nice, quiet, and uncrowded. However, it
is possible….you just might have to put in a little extra effort into finding these places. The campsite featured here is a boat-in campground, meaning you can only access it by boat! And you know what that means? Sweet, sweet solitude. If you’re looking for a peaceful and quiet camping experience, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this campground.
Are you in the mood for a secluded camping trip where you can relax in peace and quiet? Emerald Bay might be the last place you look. However, the bay is home to a boat-in campground that's actually one of the most remote spots on all of Lake Tahoe.
The boat camp is one of Emerald Bay's best-kept secrets. The campground can be found on the north side of the bay. It opens on a first-come-first-served basis on Memorial Day weekend. Click
here to look at the Google Map.
The campground takes some extra effort to get to, but it's totally worth it. Both D.L. Bliss State Park and Baldwin Beach are considered popular launching-off spots for getting to the campground.
Getting to the campsite is an adventure itself. There's truly nothing like experiencing the beauty of Emerald Bay via boat. Depending on where you launch from, it will take about an hour or two to arrive at the campsite. You'll see that the campground is marked with white buoys.
The boat camp features 20 campsites nestled in between trees and in close proximity to the bay. There are three sites in particular that are highly coveted among campers who are aware of this hidden gem. Campsites #1, #21, and #22 all come with their very own beach. Doesn't that sound heavenly?
All of the sites come with an ample amount of privacy and include picnic tables, fire pits, bear boxes, and a nice flat area to pitch a tent.
At this campground, you're far away from the sounds of cars and crowds. In fact, when evening descends the place transforms into a tranquil paradise. There's nothing but the soft sounds from the lake's calm waters and wildlife in the distance.
During the daytime you'll find that there is plenty to do and explore around the campground. The Rubicon Trail is just a stone's throw away, and you could spend all day traversing all that this epic hiking trail has to offer.
The Emerald Bay Boat Camp is the closest thing you can get to your own private slice of Lake Tahoe. You'll probably find yourself returning to this spot year after year.
The campground officially opens on May 24th for campers on a first-come-first-served basis. However, they will be taking reservations starting on June 7th. For more information, you can visit their website
What do you think about this boat-in campground? It looks so serene. Northern California is full of hidden gems like this one. Did you know there’s
a state park here that is only accessible by boat? You absolutely have to see it.