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Camp Shelly at Lake Tahoe

Reservation Open DateReservation TypeReservation Details How To Register
4/15Special Needs For mobility-impaired or special medical needs (documentation required).By phone or in person
4/17 - 4/19Group Reservations*To qualify for a group reservation, you must book at least five (5) sites and no more than 15 (fifteen) for two (two) nights and be a Livermore Resident. Submit Group Reservation form.
4/23 - 4/26Livermore Resident ReservationsLivermore Residents Only  By phone or in person 
4/29 General Reservations Open to All By phone or in person 
Reservation Information
  • To make a reservation by phone during your registration window, please call 925-373-5700 during business hours between 9 am and 5:30 pm PST. 
  • To make a reservation in person during your registration window, please visit the Robert Livermore Community Center, located at 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, during business hours between 9 am and 5:30 pm PST. 
  • International Customers: Please email  or click on Camp Shelly contact us tab to book your camp site reservation. 
Season Opening DaySeason Closing Day
Friday, 6/14Monday, 9/2




Campsite Fees 


Fee ScheduleResidentsNon Residents
One Campsite Friday - Sunday, Holidays$55 / night$60 / night
One Campsite Monday - Thursday$50 / night$55 / night
Group* / Campsite Friday - Sunday, Holidays$60 / nightLivermore-Based Groups Only
Group / Campsite Monday - Thursday$55 / nightLivermore-Based Groups Only
Additional Car$5 per night$5 per night

*No group or combination of groups can reserve more than 15 sites over any weekend period (Friday through Sunday, holidays).


Fees are set per night, per campsite, and include up to eight (8) people in one (1) site and one (1) car.

There is a fee for an additional car. However, each campsite can only accommodate up to two (2) cars. Additional vehicles over two (2) must be parked outside the campground.


About Camp Shelly 

Tucked away in a pine forest near the south shore of Lake Tahoe, this intimate 25-site family-friendly campground offers spacious campsites in a beautiful setting. Opportunities for bicycling, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking can be found just minutes away. 

Within the camp, visitors may enjoy a game of volleyball, horseshoes, or ping pong while the kids ride their bikes around the paved campground loop.  Each campsite has a parking place, picnic table, fire pit with grill, “bear-proof” food locker, and a level spot to pitch a tent.   Several sites can accommodate boats, tent trailers, and motor homes, while a few sites can hold vehicles or trailers up to 24 feet in length and 10 feet in height.  In addition, there are sites that can accommodate people with mobility issues.  A brand-new central restroom has flush toilets, hot showers, and is mobility accessible.

LARPD will follow all State, County, and CDC regulations and restrictions to help ensure the health and safety of our staff and campers. Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times. Wild animals are present throughout the campgrounds; guests are required to follow safety rules and instructions from the Ranger staff at all times.


Livermore Area Recreation and Park District must receive a cancellation request no less than seven (7) days before the first day of your reservation to receive a refund. Refunds will not be granted for any cancellation request less than seven (7) days before the first day of your reservation. A $12 cancellation fee will be withheld from the cancellation per campsite. No refunds for group reservations. Changes will be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis, depending on availability up to seven (7) days before the first day of your reservation.

Camp Shelly Campground is operated under a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

Camp Shelly Flood 2023 

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited basis apply to all programs).  To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.