The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and in support of recommendations from Local and State Health Departments, it is with careful consideration and an abundance of caution that we have decided that Camp Shelly will remain closed for the 2020 season.
Based on new guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Livermore Area and Recreation Park District has closed all District facilities, cancelled all indoor and outdoor facility rentals, and cancelled all in-person programs and classes until further notice. Keep in mind that this is an ongoing event and dates are subject to change. If you have registered for a trip or excursion you will be contacted by the District regarding a refund for programs and services impacted by this cancellation. Community members may call our main office at 925-373-5700 or visit our COVID-19 News and Information website for the most current updates. For activities you can do at home with your family during the shelter in place order, please visit our Stay & Play Virtual Recreation Center.
Settled in beautiful South Lake Tahoe just above Highway 89 nestled in the woods, Camp Shelly is magical camping adventure for the entire family. Livermore Area Recreation and Park District offers twenty-five individual campsites throughout the grounds. Each campsite accommodates up to eight (8) people and one (1) car, and includes a parking space, picnic table, fire pit with grill, food locker, and a level spot to pitch a tent. Several sites can accommodate boats, tent trailers, and motorhomes up to 24 ft. in length by 10 ft. in height. There is a central restroom that offers flush toilets and hot showers. The campground is staffed by Park District rangers who are on duty daily to assist you and to maintain the camp. Special programs may be offered, usually on weekends, including campfire programs, ice cream socials, volleyball games, night hikes and astronomy programs. Enjoy a hike in the breathtaking Desolation Wilderness, raft down the Truckee River or bike through the forest on paved paths or rugged mountain trails. Water play is also highly encouraged. Within walking distance to the lake enjoy boating, kayaking or try your luck at fishing; there is something for everyone who enjoys high country adventure. 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.
The campground is open seasonal from mid-June to early September of each year. Below is the Campground Map for each camp site location. Fees are set per night, per camp site 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.
|Fee Schedule||Residents||Non Residents|
|One Campsite Friday - Sunday, Holidays||$55 / night||$60 / night|
|One Campsite Monday - Thursday||$50 / night||$55 / night|
|Group* / Campsite Friday - Sunday, Holidays||$60 / night||Livermore-Based Groups Only|
|Group / Campsite Monday - Thursday||$55 / night||Livermore-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 then 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 your 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.
Are you interested in making a donation or purchasing a memorial item to commemorate a loved one? The LARPD Foundation offers several memorial purchase options and accepts donations to continue their mission to provide services, programs, and facilities to those who could not otherwise afford to participate or have the opportunity to learn, play and explore in a healthy environment. If you are interested in purchasing a memorial or commemorative item, please contact Sandra Kaya by phone at (925) 373-5786 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org