Discover the Beauty and History of Camp Richardson Resort on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Nestled on the picturesque southern shore of Lake Tahoe, Camp Richardson Resort offers a unique blend of natural beauty and timeless charm. With a history dating back to the late 1800s, this iconic resort has been a beloved destination for generations. Here’s a glimpse into the rich history and enchanting ambiance of Camp Richardson. 

The Camp’s Beginning 

Camp Richardson Resort’s story begins with the Washoe people, who occupied the land in and around what we now know as Camp Richardson Resort for at least two thousand years. Prior to gold-rush settlement, the indigenous Washoe lived a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle, with beautiful Lake Tahoe serving as their cultural center. During the summers, the Washoe were, and still are, known to camp and fish in an area just steps away from what is now Camp Richardson Resort, along Taylor Creek. *  
In 1884, following decades of settlement, Alonzo W. Richardson, a Civil War veteran, arrived at Lake Tahoe. With a deep appreciation for the area’s unmatched beauty, Richardson recognized what the Washoe had already figured out centuries before: the potential for a tranquil and scenic retreat. He established a rustic summer camp in 1924, which, with the help of nearby camps, gradually evolved into the cherished resort we know today. 

Throughout the years, Camp Richardson Resort has welcomed countless visitors, from nature enthusiasts and families seeking adventure, to couples in search of a romantic getaway. Each guest contributes to the resort’s vibrant history, leaving their own mark on this timeless place. 

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventure 

The resort’s unrivaled location on Lake Tahoe’s southern shore offers access to breathtaking natural wonders. Guests are surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, the towering Sierra Nevada mountains, and the lush, fragrant forests of the surrounding area. The resort’s scenic beauty is a constant invitation for outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to water sports and winter adventures. 

Comfort and Hospitality 

Camp Richardson Resort’s commitment to providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere is unwavering. Whether you choose to stay in one of our cozy cabins, inviting hotel rooms, or camp under the stars, you’ll experience a warm and inviting environment. Our on-site amenities, including the beachfront restaurant and the General Store, cater to your every need, ensuring a memorable stay. 

Year-Round Delights 

Regardless of the season, Camp Richardson Resort offers an array of activities and experiences. In summer, enjoy boating, paddleboarding, and beachfront relaxation, while winter invites you to explore the surrounding snow-covered landscapes with skiing and snowshoeing. Throughout the year, you can partake in special events, nature tours, and savor delicious cuisine while all taking in the stunning lake views. 

Come Make Your Own Memories 

Join the countless others who have discovered the enduring magic of Camp Richardson Resort. Whether you’re seeking a family vacation, a romantic escape, or an outdoor adventure, this historic and beautiful destination on Lake Tahoe’s southern shore welcomes you to create your own chapter in the story of Camp Richardson. 

Camp Richardson Resort – Where History and Nature Unite to Create Lasting Memories. 

*To learn more about the Washoe, who are still very much active, please visit these sites: 

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Locations Near Camp Richardson Resort

Winter Ski Resorts:
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowman building, and general winter fun are available on-site. If you enjoy downhill skiing, Camp Richardson Resort is centrally located to Lake Tahoe world-class skiing. 

7.9 miles to Heavenly Lake Tahoe
16.6 miles to Sierra at Tahoe
18.4 miles to Homewood Mountain Resort
31.5 miles to Alpine Base area at Palisades Tahoe 

South Lake Tahoe:
Minutes to the city of South Lake Tahoe featuring dining, shopping, gaming, concerts, sporting events and entertainment.

Valhalla Tahoe:
Just a stroll down the beach, Valhalla Tahoe and neighboring Heller Estate offer a glimpse into yesteryear. Valhalla Tahoe offers summer concerts, live theatre events, and art events. Visit their website for the summer line-up and to purchase tickets.