by Allison Tibaldi
This historic lakeside resort in South Lake Tahoe offers spectacular views of the lake, plus a wealth of low-tech family activities in the great outdoors. Reserve a cozy cabin or a room in the motel-style Inn or old-fashioned lodge. RV and tent camping in season is also an option and a great way to fully immerse in nature.
In the summer, the resort’s onsite marina rents all sorts of watercraft, including motorboats, kayaks and standup paddleboards. There are miles of safe, paved paths for cycling and hiking, as well as an outdoor pool to enjoy this time of year, too. Winter blankets Camp Richardson in mounds of the fluffy white stuff, so it’s the perfect place to snowshoe come winter.
There’s a restaurant and coffee shop onsite, plus an old-fashioned ice cream parlor to enjoy in the summer. The general store is open year-round for simple provisions.
Our Editor Loves
- Old-fashioned fun
- Four-season resort
- Snowshoeing in the winter
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I have been a repeat customer of the snowshoeing and cross country activities of this resort. The trails are all well groomed and great rental staff! The loop will take two hours.. take water and know that there are no bathrooms on the trails. It is always a good time, if snow has stuck st lake level.
Camp Richardson has it all! Great cabins, water sports, and food. And don't forget the bikes and ice cream shop. The campground is second to none. Horseback riding across the street and several wonderful beaches nearby.