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Camp Richardson Ice Cream Store

Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
+1 530-542-6583
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“waffle cone” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (40 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
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Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great ice cream parlor! The minimum order for ice cream is $3 for 2 generous scoops of ice cream. If you want only 1 scoop, it’s still $3. Waffle cones available. The root beer float is a tall cup filled with vanilla ice cream &...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tahoefamily2002
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Parking is difficult. You have to wait in line. It's quite a drive from Marriott's Timber Lodge - but it's worth it. The line moves quickly. The smallest size they make is two scoops for $3 - and the scoops are very generous. We stopped...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Saxeygirl
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Compared to most ice cream places anyway. I get the singular cone (waffle cone) with three scoops. That’s a lotta ice cream! Was surprised to see the 5 gallon ice cream tubs with Crystal creamery on the sides. I thought the ice cream was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The Little Dipper is made with 2 scoops and they can be different flavors! Waiting in line is worth it!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MalakeI1
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The ice cream taste fine enough but the crosswalk holds up traffic for an hour just to go a Mile or two! EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! We tried today to get to a beach afterwards and the traffic is solely held up for miles just by...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank myopinionsrule
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Good ice cream. Big scoops. Nice, shaded seating area. There was adequate free parking around the back when we visited.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank John F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It was crowded. But ice cream was a nice treat on a hot day. If you are in Lak Tahoe I reccomend it. If the line is out the door, skip it. Once the line gets that long, the wait time starts at 25 minuets.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank KClouthier
Reviewed 10 August 2017

To cool off stop at Cape Richardson ice screen store. Delicious ice scream big portions and tables outside to sit rest and enjoy ice cream.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Agp124
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a highlight of Camp Richardson, and probably the place you will be most familiar with as you are driving to Emerald Bay during the summer (the line you see will be for this ice cream). If you are talking milk fat concentrations and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Ginormous scoops of yummy ice cream in waffle cones for a really low price. There'll be a line but who cares when it's this good and on a hot day - aaaaahhhhh

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 458debbia
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Us highway 89, Camp Richardson, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-6583
The "Camp Richardson complex" includes a general store a coffee house and an ice cream store. The Ice cream store is a local favorite for good reason. We waited in line at least 20 minutes and every time we drove by during our trip there was always a long line. Very good ice cream.
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