D L BLISS STATE PARK
The grandeur of the parks and their setting is a product of successive upheavals of the mountain-building processes that raised the Sierra Nevada. From promontories such as Rubicon Point in D.L. Bliss State Park you can see over one hundred feet into the depths of Lake Tahoe.
On the crest of Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park, you can see a brilliant panorama of Emerald Bay, Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe, and the distant Nevada shore.
The park is named for a pioneering lumberman, railroad owner, and banker of the region. The D.L. Bliss family donated 744 acres to the State Park system in 1929.
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
Summer temperatures range from about 75 degrees during the day to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees; during extremely cold winters Emerald Bay freezes over.
Campgrounds are closed during the winter and, depending on the weather, are open from late May until the middle of September.
Food Storage Locker Information
Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and tolietries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockedrs 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high. Violators will be cited.
The park was established in 1929. It is named after Duane Leroy Bliss, a prominent Nevada businessman. His family donated 744 acres to the state for its creation.
The area's natural features include Lake Tahoe and Rubicon Point Light - America's highest-elevation lighthouse. The park also contains some of North America's oldest known pine trees.
Over time it expanded through additional land acquisitions; now spanning over 2,149 acres with camping facilities and hiking trails available.
- Campsites: D L Bliss State Park offers 150 family campsites for tents and RVs.
- Group Camping: The park has a group campsite that can accommodate up to 50 people.
- Hike & Bike Sites: There are also hike/bike sites available for visitors traveling by foot or bicycle.
- Picnic Areas: Numerous picnic areas throughout the park provide additional daytime camping options.