Camp Shelly at Lake Tahoe
Camp Shelley Entrance

Camp Shelly at Lake Tahoe


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 motorhomes, 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.

Campground Rules

Campground Map & Site Descriptions

Directions to Camp Shelly

Update: Important Information from South Lake Tahoe Forest Service (News Released 6.15.21)

2021 Booking Information


Check Current Campsite Availability: Updated August 10, 2021 (Check back weekly for updated schedule)


Call LARPD at (925) 373-5700 to make reservations, Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm. If you call after hours, or are prompted by our voice mail messaging system, please press "2" and leave a message under the "general messages" option. Please note that all Camp Shelly reservations are processed and finalized by communicating directly with our staff. At this time, reservations cannot be completed online. LARPD only accepts credit cards for payment.


Special Needs Reservations:   

Monday, May 10: Advance reservations for mobility impaired or special medical needs (documentation required).  Make reservations by phone (925)373-5700 starting at 9am

Group Reservations, Livermore Residents Only:

Groups wanting to reserve a minimum of five sites for two or more nights and no more than 15 sites must book with LARPD staff.

Wednesday, May 12: Step 1: Book phone appointment: 

Starting Wednesday, May 12th, go online to and schedule an appointment time through our reservation system. Please look for activity name Group Camp Shelly – Resident Only Appt., activity number – 21Camp Shelly.  A LARPD staff member will call you at your chosen time to begin the reservation process. 

Saturday, May 15: Step 2:  Phone call appointments will commence: 

PLEASE NOTE: Make yourself available 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time. If we cannot reach you during this half-hour, we will work to contact you later in the day, but please note that if we are not able to contact you, you may lose your opportunity to book your group campsites. There will be an additional early registration fee of $5 per site per night.  PLEASE CHOOSE your dates carefully!   NO refunds of any kind will be given for group reservations.

Opening Day; Livermore Residents Only

Wednesday, May 19th thru Friday, May 21st 

Opening Day. Livermore Residents ONLY (9am-2pm)

Please call LARPD at (925) 373-5700 to make reservations.  This will be on a first-come/first-served basis.  

Camp Season: June 21 - September 12, 2021

The campground is open seasonal from mid-June to early September of each year. Below is the Campground Map for each campsite location. 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 2 will need to be parked outside of the campground.

Campground Map & Site Descriptions

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).


Livermore Area Recreation and Park District must receive a cancellation request no less than seven (7) days prior to the first day of your reservation to receive a refund. Refunds will not be granted for any cancellation request less than seven (7) days prior to 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 prior to 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.

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.