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
by Victoria W
We stayed on Camp Richardson for 3 nights in a 27 foot RV.
The site was not level and not easily shown what our site was so people kept walking through as a short cut for the bathroom block and the neighbours stored their bikes on our plot.
There was one bathroom block for the whole site (3 toilets) and only 3 showers (only 2 were working). They were dirty and did not appear to be cleaned at all during our 3 day stay.
We expected more from this site as it is well established and quite expensive for what was provided.
Our family really enjoyed our stay at Camp Richardson. After calling several campgrounds in the area, we were able to reserve 4 sites all connected to each other. The coffee/espresso shop, ice cream parlor and general store were all fun to have within a short walking distance. The beautiful and amazing lake was also just a 5 minute walk from our sites. We look forward to our next reunion!!