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Camp Shelly Reservations 

Dates of Operation for 2016
Camp Shelly will be open daily from Friday, June 1
7, to Tuesday, Sept. 6.


NOTICE (8/22/16): LARPD’s Camp Shelly Campground, as well as other campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin, is experiencing an unusually heavy yellowjacket wasp presence this summer. Those with allergies to bee or wasp stings, or who are particularly sensitive to bee or wasp stings, should avoid staying at Camp Shelly or at other campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe area.

Since yellowjackets are attracted to meat and sweet sodas or juices, the use of a screen house over the table and cooking area of your campsite should help in avoiding yellowjackets while cooking and eating. For your reference in purchasing a screen house, Camp Shelly has 8-foot long tables.


Full refunds will be given to those campers who choose to cancel their Camp Shelly reservations due to the unusually high number of yellowjackets.


To cancel your reservation, call the LARPD main office at 925-373-5700.

For information, call the LARPD ranger office at 925-960-2400.



Camp Shelly 2016 Camping Season Reservations:

View current Camp Shelly 2016 reservation availability (updated weekly)


March 30: Groups -- Groups wanting to reserve a minimum of five sites for two or more nights may have a representative call the ranger office at 925-960-2400 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. An in-person appointment will be scheduled for Saturday, April 2, to complete the reservation. There will be an additional nonrefundable early registration fee of $5 per site per night.


April 11: Special Needs -- Advanced reservations for mobility-impaired or special medical needs (documentation needed). Make reservations in person at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


April 16: Opening Day Reservations -- In person at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore 8 a.m. to Noon


April 18: General Public Reservations Begin

In-Person: Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center

By Phone: Credit card payment only, accepted at 925-373-5700.

By Mail: Download reservation form from the District’s website, mail it with a check to LARPD, 4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 (Attn: Camp Shelly)



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Reservations may be taken in the Community Building at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, or can be made by phone.

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