Plans for historic Lake Tahoe resort include major facilities upgrades.

Jan. 5, 2024 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.) — Camp Richardson Resort, the Lake Tahoe resort that has welcomed travelers for more than a century, is entering a new era. ExplorUS will assume operations on Jan. 6, 2024, with plans for $12 million in future improvements. The hospitality management company specializes in America’s most beautiful parks with more than 60 locations throughout the country. Camp Richardson Hospitality, LLC, an arm of ExplorUS, will operate the hotel, cabins, beachside inn, Richardson House, campgrounds and RV park, general store, ice cream parlor, mountain sports center, and restaurant. (

“We are looking forward to building on the grand tradition of Camp Richardson and welcoming guests,” said Frank Pikus, ExplorUS CEO. “Our company’s core mission is to be stewards of the land and natural resources and to provide a level of hospitality for visitors worthy of Camp Richardson’s spectacular lakefront location and history.”

Returning guests will also see many familiar faces on staff with a large amount of returning employees from the past season.

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit selected Advenco LLC, a subsidiary of ExplorUS as the new 20-year permit concessionaire for the government-owned resort during a competitive bid process. Immediate plans for the resort include an update of all the historic hotel furnishings in time for the summer season, a remodel of the general store, with cabin upgrades starting in 2024. The restaurant, offering a casual family dining experience and unsurpassed views of Lake Tahoe, will reopen in early 2024 with a full renovation planned for the building in the coming years.

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About ExplorUS ExplorUS is dedicated to preserving and protecting the unique environments and precious resources of the sites where it operates, allowing guests and future generations to experience the beauty, serenity, and splendor of local, state, and national parks. It provides concession services at over 60 locations nationwide.

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