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D.L. Bliss State Park

Hwy 89, CA 96143
+1 530-525-7277
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Beautiful park! Well taken care of campground!

We camped here and absolutely loved it! We had a lower beach site and it was only a five minute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Justine B
via mobile
Missed opportunites

Visited on Sat. May 13th. 2 weeks before Memorial Day weekend. Apparently, California State Park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Westville, Indiana
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This state park in the Lake Tahoe region features one of the finest beaches in the area and several popular hiking trails.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 89, CA 96143
+1 530-525-7277
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped here and absolutely loved it! We had a lower beach site and it was only a five minute walk down to the shore! Bathrooms were clean and well taken care of as well as the sites. The trails were easy and fun, especially...More

Thank Justine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Sat. May 13th. 2 weeks before Memorial Day weekend. Apparently, California State Park systems believes no one visits their state parks before Memorial Day weekend. I'm here to testify that they're missing an opportunity to make some money. The parking area off Hwy...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true Tahoe gem. Great park in a great setting. Yes there are bears and bees but no need to scare you away. The park is very well run and the beach is amazing. If going for the day, go early. If camping...More

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the best hikes and most beautiful hikes Ive ever done! Super easy, just absolutely gorgeous views!!

Thank TvlRN
Reviewed 13 November 2016

After enjoying Vikingsholm and Lower Eagle Falls, we wanted to hang out some more in Emerald Bay, so we walked a few miles on the Rubicon Trail. Being a bright and sunny early November day, (the campsite was closed and) we had the Emerald Bay...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly loved hiking the Rubicon Trail from Bliss to Emerald Bay. I was dropped off at Bliss and picked up in the Vikingsholm parking lot. The trail was easy and the views stunning.

Thank Di B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We enjoyed the ride in, just north of Emerald Bay on the West side of Lake Tahoe. This park has relatively short hikes and water access to the beautiful colors of Lake Tahoe--several shades of blue & green. The highlight was a black bear who...More

Thank JMR815
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Rubicon Trail was amazing! The hike is easy and affords absolutely stunning views of Lake Tahoe! It takes you hiking among boulders, over a wooden bridge, among the pine trees, and on to Emerald Bay - it was beautiful!

Thank shanders0
Reviewed 28 September 2016

You know how you want a hike that is well marked but gives you all the razzle dazzle of great views and interesting paths? Well go to BLISS! We went to the end of the park where the beach starts and WOW! There are several...More

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. A true gem and for that it can be hard to get into and hard to reserve unless planning 6 months out. However in fall it is first come first serve. This place has amazing beaches, hikes and campgrounds. Yes, the...More

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
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jerrie a
Are there SUP rentals at the park? Cost?
23 August 2016|
Response from Pamela L | Reviewed this property |
SUP rentals down the road at Sugar Pine State Park or Meeks Bay. I think there are places in Tahoe where you can rent SUPs or kayaks for multiple days and bring them to the campground with you but I'm not sure. Hope this... More