Camp Richardson Historic Resort

South Shore (CA)

Location

1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Type Camping & RVs
  • Region South Shore (CA)
User Reviews:
3.5
  1 review

Have Fun In The Sun And The Snow at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina Campgrounds.

Summary

Features: Camp Richardson Marina Campgrounds offers on-site dining, a general store, and a sports center where you can purchase your outdoor fitness gear. Camp Richardson Tahoe also provides rentals for activities on the water.

Why We Go: Camp Richardson Marina Campgrounds is the family-friendly place to make great vacation memories.

  • The Summer Recreation: Camp Richardson Marina Campgrounds offers bicycle rentals. Hop onto your two-wheeled vehicle and go on adventures with your travel companions. You can also explore the surrounding areas on foot, just like the Native Americans might have done.
  • The Winter Recreation: Go cross-country skiing on 35 kilometers of groomed trails. You can also rent snowshoes so that you can walk around and check out the snowy scene before you.
  • The Marina: Take to the water and learn new things like how to sail or waterski. You and your loved ones can also go for yacht cruises that let you ride through the water in luxury.

Inside Knowledge: There are plenty of places to eat at Camp Richardson Tahoe. Grab a delicious lunch at Camp Richardson Marina Campgrounds' general store and deli. Get a sweet treat from the ice cream parlor, or stop into The Coffee & Confectionery Shop for drinks, pastries and candies, as well as the famous and hearty Z-Pie pot pie.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Eat Breakfast By The Fire: Stop into The General Store to enjoy breakfast any day of the week. You'll be able to keep your cheeks warm as you sit by the fireplace and fill yourself up with delicious breakfast goodies.
  • Do Take The Rum Runner Cruise: You can tell all your friends, "I'm on a boat!", when you go on the Rum Runner Cruise. The famous beverage at Camp Richardson is the Rum Runner, an enticing mix of tropical juices and nectars (and alcohol!). You can purchase this and other drinks while you're on the one and a half hour cruise.
  • Don't Miss Out On The Great Food: Get your fill of ice cream deliciousness at The Ice Cream Parlor. There's nothing better than that to cool you down on a hot summer's day. Grab lunch before you head out on your rental boat. Hit up the deli where you can get sandwiches to go and then bring them on the boat with you.
  • Don't Skip School: Attend Sailing School, where you can learn how to take the wheel and maneuver your water vehicle through Lake Tahoe's beautiful blue waters.

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Camp Richardson Historic Resort Lake Tahoe Information

Info

Hours:
N/A

When to Go:
Summer

Age Restriction:
None

Phone:
800.544.1801

Website:
http://www.camprichardson.com

Quick Facts

  • Camp Richardson Campgrounds is a fun destination offering many outdoor activities.
  • Camp Richardson Marina Campgrounds lets guests try boating, cross country skiing, and going on sleigh rides, among other things.
  • Camp Richardson Tahoe has an on-site waterfront restaurant that's quite popular.

Address:
1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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User Average Review

Overall:
3.5
Location:
4
Fun Factor:
4
Service:
3
Value:
3

Based on 1 review

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Camp Richardson Historic Resort Lake Tahoe Reviews

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Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.185.247

Overall:
3.5
Location:
4
Fun Factor:
4
Service:
3
Value:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date visited: 3/12

A traditional Lake Tahoe camping experience

Now, this place has character, but don’t expect five star accommodations here. It’s one of those places that you stay if you really want that Lake Tahoe feel of staying in the woods, right on the water. It does have more of the outdoor camping feel, so if that’s not you then I wouldn’t recommend it. But if you do like that stuff, then this is the place to be.

There are a lot of different accommodation options when you stay at Camp Rich, but I think the best option -- for me at least -- is the motel. It’s literally feet away from the lake, just a few steps to the Beacon, the on-site restaurant and bar, and the motel rooms have extra amenities like TV that the cabins don’t. The cabins are more for straight up camping. It’s not really my thing, but I think if you’re into that, this would be the place in Lake Tahoe to do it.

Camp Rich has got a lot of character. It opened up back in 1928 and was one of the first places to stay on the lake. It’s kind of almost like it’s own compound. Besides all the cabins and rooms spread throughout the property, there’s also a cool general store and ice cream shop that will take you back in time. There’s a great venue for events too that overlooks the lake. Plus, the staff is extremely friendly at Camp Rich! They’re not uppity at all unlike some of chain hotels, and you can really tell they take a lot of pride into where they work.

If you plan on visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer and you’re looking for that outdoor vibe, then Camp Rich is definitely the place. It’s more than just a hotel, it’s a whole experience.

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Sort Reviews By: | | |

Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.185.247

Overall:
3.5
Location:
4
Fun Factor:
4
Service:
3
Value:
3

Would recommend to a friend

Date visited: 3/12

A traditional Lake Tahoe camping experience

Now, this place has character, but don’t expect five star accommodations here. It’s one of those places that you stay if you really want that Lake Tahoe feel of staying in the woods, right on the water. It does have more of the outdoor camping feel, so if that’s not you then I wouldn’t recommend it. But if you do like that stuff, then this is the place to be.

There are a lot of different accommodation options when you stay at Camp Rich, but I think the best option -- for me at least -- is the motel. It’s literally feet away from the lake, just a few steps to the Beacon, the on-site restaurant and bar, and the motel rooms have extra amenities like TV that the cabins don’t. The cabins are more for straight up camping. It’s not really my thing, but I think if you’re into that, this would be the place in Lake Tahoe to do it.

Camp Rich has got a lot of character. It opened up back in 1928 and was one of the first places to stay on the lake. It’s kind of almost like it’s own compound. Besides all the cabins and rooms spread throughout the property, there’s also a cool general store and ice cream shop that will take you back in time. There’s a great venue for events too that overlooks the lake. Plus, the staff is extremely friendly at Camp Rich! They’re not uppity at all unlike some of chain hotels, and you can really tell they take a lot of pride into where they work.

If you plan on visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer and you’re looking for that outdoor vibe, then Camp Rich is definitely the place. It’s more than just a hotel, it’s a whole experience.