ABOUT GHOST MOUNTAIN RANCH

The Best South Lake Tahoe RV Camping!

Ghost Mountain Ranch Resort History

Welcome RV Campers to the Gateway to South Lake Tahoe! Here’s a little bit about Ghost Mountain Ranch, in the Sierra Mountains, nestled among the tall pines, awaits beautiful Ghost Mountain Ranch Resort, and the best South Lake Tahoe RV Camping in California. Originally designed by Paramount Pictures, this resort was once the set of the popular TV series “The Virginian”and perfectly captures the pure essence of old west life.

A vintage ghost town complete with a saloon, ice cream parlor and general store are only the beginnings of its delightful charm. The spacious campsites and rental cabins are surrounded by miles of hiking trails and streams to explore on this amazing 325 acre preserve. Don’t forget to pack your poles, tackle and bait because it’s time for you to reel in the big one, at our very own stocked Fishing Pond. Located in the resort we have a large, crystal clear swimming pool with a seasonal snack bar that is guaranteed to be a big splash! The areas surrounding our 350 acre campground has dozens of trails and literally hundreds of square miles to explore by horseback! Hiking in the Sierras is a trail hikers dream come true! El Dorado National Forest has hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking trails all located nearby.

Fill your days with activities at the pool, fishing at the pond or hiking in the woods. Then spend your evening visiting South Lake Tahoe, which is located a short drive from the resort you can enjoy skiing, boating, bike trails, blackjack ice skating or bar hopping in South Lake Tahoe.

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Driving Directions

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From Sacramento, take Hwy 50 east to the first Pollock Pines exit. Turn left under the freeway, turn right on Pony Express Trail. Turn left on Blair Rd and left on Badger Hill Rd (follow signs)

Ghost Mountain Ranch Resort
5560 Badger Hill Rd,
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
Phone: 866-217-8111
Fax: 760-663-4945
Email: [email protected]

Testimonials

My funniest place to get away. The staff and food is great. My grandkids loved the kids room and the pool. My granddaughter enjoyed Saturday night and even got up and sang. They enjoyed going out in grandpa’s side by side , riding the trails.read more
Tom W Pierce
Tom W Pierce
2017-11-01T01:54:34+0000
My family always has an amazing time here. All of the staff are super friendly and welcoming. My son's have made so many memories here. Fishing pond, swimming pool, spa, ping pong, karaoke, great food at the saloon and poolside, DJ's by the pool, basketball, and so much more. The grounds are always clean. I'm very thankful that we get the chance to experience this resort and make many lasting memories. Thank you Tim, Denise, and the Rock Star Staff for making it a great place to camp.read more
Tabitha Johanson
Tabitha Johanson
2017-10-30T01:35:48+0000
Had a great weekend at Ghost Mountain, Friday was karaoke, Saturday was the kids pumpkin carving and costume contest, later the kids walked around trick n treating, then the monster mash in the saloon with a DJ. Dancing till 10 pm. Lots of fun Thanks Tim & Denise for another memorable werkend.read more
Bonnie Tuttle-Pancho
Bonnie Tuttle-Pancho
2017-10-29T21:32:50+0000
We love Ghost Mtn. This trip we are staying in a cabin. It is peaceful and we have a beautiful view. So much work has been done since our visit last June. The roads are done or almost done. Yea! So much better. Thanks to everyone's hard work after the storm the other night. Wow! What a mess. But as usual Tim, Denise and staff were immediately working on clean up and fixing the damage. Thank you for all you do.read more
Marilyn Boyle
Marilyn Boyle
2017-10-14T01:58:52+0000
People friendly. Had some problems dumping but the worker there came out and helped us showed us a couple things thanks. Spots a little close but they are doable Will go back again!!read more
Nancy Brown
Nancy Brown
2017-10-11T02:18:45+0000
Spent another great week at Ghost Mountain RV Ranch. Great staff so welcoming and full of fun. The grounds are beautifully maintained and really enjoyed the pool and spa so warm. The meals were loverly and very inexpensive. Thank you Tim and Denise for all you do much appreciated. ���read more
Christine Mitchell
Christine Mitchell
2017-09-19T18:29:33+0000
Ghost Mountain Ranch is great fun for your family and Friends! Tim runs a tip top ship. Linda at the gate always has a smile. The food is great and everyone there is very accommodating.. We love spending time here. They are always making positive changes to the property.. Very excited the Ice Cream shop and Snack Bar is now OPEN!read more
Joanne Fischlin Raposo
Joanne Fischlin Raposo
2017-06-21T14:11:25+0000
We have spent three separate weeks at Ghost Mountain Ranch and all three stays have been great. The facilities have always been well-maintained and clean and the staff helpful and friendly. The food at the cafe was very good and also inexpensive. The pool is great, and there is a large childrens pool. There are lots of hiking trails and even a fishing pond kids. We have stayed at three other CRA resorts (Yuma Lakes, Emerald Cove, and Havasu Springs) and while the others were OK and we will return to them, none are up to the standards set by Ghost Mountain Ranch.read more
Joe Tingley
Joe Tingley
2017-06-20T22:15:18+0000
Had a great time. Got to do some singing, be part of an Old West show, met some nice people. The staff where amazing and helpful. Very enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Thank you.read more
Michael Inscoe
Michael Inscoe
2017-05-31T01:32:10+0000
I was a guest of my son this weekend. I was impressed, friendly staff, clean facilities and truly a family friendly resort. Delicious breakfast at the saloon and a great concert Saturday night! My son made a wise decision buying into this property, he and his young family will make many special memories there.read more
Maurine Ridings
Maurine Ridings
2017-05-29T15:42:24+0000
Great location and peaceful. The woman at the gate who greeted us was extremely helpful and nice. A lot of reviews complain about the road but compared to what we experience towing a large toyhauler to the desert and dry camping, that road is a dream. We'll be back for an extended stay.read more
Tim Moore
Tim Moore
2017-05-23T04:36:36+0000
We have been members just 2 years but love thus place. Super clean. Great hiking trails. Fishing in the pond. Great pool for adults and kiddie pool. Fun little town on site. Boarding for the horses. An ice cream shop now!! Fun karaoke and bbqs. Grandkids love it and so do we!!!!read more
Joyce Lang Bist
Joyce Lang Bist
2017-05-21T15:32:51+0000
The park is very woodsy and beautiful. The staff is very friendly and personable. We are staying in one of the cottages. It's very clean well maintained. Had a little problem with the hot water heater and they were very helpful and took care of the problem right away. I recommend this park to anyone.read more
Ed Gieratz
Ed Gieratz
2017-03-20T03:02:46+0000
We just became members and so far we love everything and everyone is wonderful. The members are great and always helpful. Plan on spending a lot of time up there.read more
Tina Evans
Tina Evans
2017-01-18T01:57:05+0000
We have been members since 1979. I have to say, other than the first 10 years, this is the best staff we have ever had at Ghost Mountain. We were literally stranded in the snow and the staff members took us into the Pollack Pines to buy chains and then put them on for us. When we became stuck, they encouraged and helped us. I cant say enough about this place. If you are looking for a wonderful place to build memories with your family, I highly suggest you secure your membership as soon as possible. You won't regret it!!!read more
Janice Rose
Janice Rose
2017-01-03T17:47:34+0000
I love this place. My family and I have stayed here several times. WE love the TP sites for tent camping. WE had a very nice stay in a trailer. AND we will be spending a week here for Thanksgiving .Our 8 yr. Old son also loves it here with so much to do. He is never bored.read more
Vickie Curtis-Duran
Vickie Curtis-Duran
2016-11-07T04:25:56+0000
But! They need to upgrade the Power source. I shouldn't have to start my generator just to Make coffee. Always less than 110volts. Equipment will be damaged using under current supply. That's my only problem. Staff is great!read more
Paul Bish
Paul Bish
2016-10-14T20:03:39+0000
Ghost Mountain RV Ranch is a great RV RESORT. They do a outstanding job of keeping the resort clean and everything working. And we enjoy the events with live music.Thanks Randy Meuslingread more
Randy Meusling
Randy Meusling
2016-09-21T00:03:48+0000
For camping rookies like my family, we definitely loved our first time stay here and will be coming back for more funfilled memories to build ❤ Ghost mountain will be our new go to weekend glamping getaway!read more
Lyn Esplanada Tirona
Lyn Esplanada Tirona
2016-09-11T04:46:35+0000
This is the best campground !!! friendly staff to greet you and help you in any way!! Offers beautiful pool ( heated) and spa with a grassy area with playground and games. You can challenge family in a game volleyball in the sand or basketball game. Very clean bathrooms and showers !!! Lots of walking trails!! Just a short walk to the ghost town where they serve the good breakfast,lunch and dinner. There is free wifi at the saloon !!read more
Ada Dahlquist
Ada Dahlquist
2016-07-07T16:23:40+0000
We have been members for over a year and every time we go it's more fun than the last! We just love the Management ( Tim and Denise.) and the staff and cook are also Great! We call Ghost Mountain our out of town home. We enjoy our stay and it's quiet other than when were out at a evening function, then we join the fun.read more
Cheri Poore
Cheri Poore
2016-07-06T14:46:25+0000
You can have a covered screened fire every night there is plenty for the kids to do. Swimming, crafts, kids club you can sign the kids in and they can't leave till you sign them out. Adult things to do too. Or just relax. At night it's so quiet it's great!read more
Nadine Swan
Nadine Swan
2016-05-29T18:58:41+0000
We stayed in a rented trailer for 7. It was great. Really enjoyed the food, pool, club house, trails to hike. One problem was the AC, not cool enough at club house. Will be going again!!!read more
Sherri Swopes Kimberling
Sherri Swopes Kimberling
2016-05-22T16:21:34+0000
Very beautiful place for a peaceful getaway. The cabin was clean and suitable for our family of three. The New Year's dinner was delicious and enjoyable. Very friendly and helpful staff! Thank you!read more
Lorna Till Maxwell
Lorna Till Maxwell
2016-01-01T06:03:29+0000
Ghost Mountain is located in the most beautiful part of California. We had beautiful weather when we there, and it was the most peaceful place to camp. There were so many fun get togethers and celebrations. Lots of things to do at the park, as well as places to go and explore in the local area. A lot of history here ! The staff was great, friendly and on the ball. They manage to bring it all together even though I believe they need a few more people to help out. The staff works hard to make Ghost Mountain a place that we will always return to. It will be our "Home away from home" , and the staff are like our "Family away from family" ! I encourage everyone to visit it at least once. I believe you will always want to return again !read more
Peter Carter
Peter Carter
2015-11-06T16:18:56+0000
My husband Bob and I truly enjoyed our time spent there. Beautiful place. Close to Tahoe and all the many lakes. All the employees are friendly and helpful. Want to especially thank Wayne and Barbara. Went out of their way to make sure we had all we needed and more. We will be back!read more
Susan N Robert Stockton
Susan N Robert Stockton
2015-08-24T15:25:51+0000
Our family has wonderful memories forever, because of the choice we made to go to Ghost Mtn. RV Resort! Great and wonderful campground...definitely "5 stars!" Did not want to leave! Love it there!!! *****read more
ZoeandRichard Scaggs
ZoeandRichard Scaggs
2015-07-30T22:36:04+0000
I'm not sure how things are now, but I grew up here and also got married there. I loved going every time we got to go! All times of the year! One day I hope to get there agin to at lest show my kids where I spent a lot of time as a kid! Yes things have changed since I been as a kid, but it's the memories my family has there!read more
Katie L Cranmer
Katie L Cranmer
2014-11-29T18:15:32+0000