DL Bliss Campground

Camping – D.L. Bliss State Park

D.L. Bliss State Park offers campers a secluded camping experience in one of the most beautiful, natural settings in the world. Campers can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, fishing and kayaking along the pristine shores of Lake Tahoe. The elevation is 6,200′.

Between May and September, the D.L. Bliss campground offers 150 family campsites and 1 group campsite. For information on summer reservations or call 800-444-PARK. The campground is very popular so early reservations are suggested. Check out all the recreational activities offered!

Although there are no RV hookups, sites at D. L. Bliss will accommodate trailers up to 15 feet long or motor homes up to 18 feet. Each campsite has a table, a bear-resistant food storage locker, and a stove, plus nearby restrooms and hot showers. Shower tokens are available at the campground entrance station. Each campsite can accommodate up to eight people and two vehicles. Group camping and 20 boat-in primate campsites are also available.

Depending on the weather, campgrounds are open from late May until the middle of September and are closed during the winter. The Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park campground, located 7 miles to the north, is open year-round.

Food Storage Locker Information

Black bears are currently very active at D.L. Bliss! Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided at each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers except when food is being prepared or eaten. Ice chests may NOT be stored in vehicles. The inside dimensions of the food lockers 36″ deep, 43″ wide, and 22″ high. Violators will be cited.

Ice and locally sourced (from forest thinning projects) firewood are available for purchase. Firewood is $10 for a cubic foot. Campers purchase at their campsite and show the camp host your receipt to receive wood. Ice is $5 and can also be purchased at the campsite and given by the camp host.


Dogs on a 6′ leash are allowed in the campground and picnic areas, as well as on paved roads. Dogs may not be left unattended. Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach or on any trails. Dog regulations are enforced YEAR-ROUND.