There is never a shortage of Lake Tahoe summer activities at Historic Camp Richardson Resort & Marina! Located on Lake Tahoe's Southwest Shore, Camp Richardson is the closest resort to Emerald Bay as well as gateway to the Desolation Wilderness. Whether you are looking to kayak along the shore past the turn of the century estates at Tallac, or rent a Jet Ski or power boat, Camp Richardson is your summer recreation headquarters.
Camp Richardson Marina
Miles of sandy beaches awaits the visitor to Camp Richardson Marina, where everything from Jet Ski and power boat rentals, to paddle boat and kayaks are available. Kids and adults alike will enjoy relaxing on the long stretch of Lake Tahoe beach, and enjoy the swimming area. Still looking for ways to add excitement? Try the Lake Tahoe Waterski School, tour Emerald Bay aboard our Rum Runner Cruise, or soar 12,000' above the water while Parasailing!
With the closest marina to Emerald Bay and one of the lake's longest piers, the Camp Richardson Marina offers an endless array of ways to explore the incredible blue waters of Lake Tahoe. A gas dock, as well as mooring facilities, is available for those who would like to bring their own boat to the lake. During the summer months, the Camp Richardson Marina is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. Camp Richardson offers a long boating season, with fall specials running through September.
Mountain Sports Center
For mountain biking and hiking in South Lake Tahoe on some of the finest trails found in the United States, stop by the Mountain Sports Center at Camp Richardson (located directly across from the hotel). With one of the lake's largest selection of bikes to rent, and the most up-to-date information on where to ride or hike, the Mountain Sports Center also features a large selection of maps, guidebooks and bike accessories.
Located right on a paved bike path, the Mountain Sports Center is the closest bike rental location to the Tallac Historic Estates, the USFS Stream Profile Chamber, as well as several small alpine lakes and waterfalls. There are miles of safe, paved trails which are perfect for the entire family, as well as fabulous single track and dirt roads for Lake Tahoe mountain biking.
In addition, Camp Richardson is easy access to Desolation Wilderness and hundreds of incredible Lake Tahoe hiking trails from family friendly strolls, to steep, majestic climbs.
Please note: Camp Richardson Resort has a strict no smoking in the buildings and no pet policy.