Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground is located in Alpine County, 4 miles west of Markleeville. The campground is spread through an open pine forest. Visitors enjoy the State Park's pool complex with a hot pool and a swimming pool hot springs, picnic area, and hiking trails.
Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground has 71 campsites. Twenty-four of the sites are designated for tents-only and the remaining 47 campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The campsites are well-spaced. Some of the nicest sites are close to the creek.
Attractions near Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground:
Hot springs and pool, Transition Walk Nature Trail, Burnside Lake Trail, waterfalls, cycling, Markleeville, fishing, Visitor Center, interpretive exhibits
Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground Weather
Folks at Grover Hot Spring want visitors to be prepared for the weather extremes possible at the park. The park website almost seems to warn people away:
"A full range of seasons and weather offer the visitor the opportunity to experience a variety of conditions, from major blizzards to dry scorchers, from warm clear nights to intense, blasting thunderstorms. Winds of great speeds are capable of whipping through the park causing damage during any month of the year. Pristine clear, warm days can be followed by cold stormy nights."
Extreme weather can occur, and campers should always be prepared. However, in all of our many visits to the park and the surrounding area, we have never experienced anything but delightful weather. We wish you the same.
Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
General Camping Information
When making reservations be sure that your vehicle will fit in the space indicated on the reservations website.
For campground purposes, a vehicle is any equipment that is required to be licensed/registered. This includes RVs, trailers, cars/trucks, boat/car trailer, motorcycle/atv, etc. Vehicles parked in a truck or on a trailer are not counted separately.