Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground

Alpine County

Toiyabe National Forest

Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground, Alpine County, CA

Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Attractions

Visitors staying at the Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest on the east side of Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.

  • Discover the beauty of Hope Valley and visit famous Sorensen's Resort for lodging, meals, and activities.
  • Spend a day at Blue Lakes for fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.
  • Explore OHV routes around Hope Valley
  • Follow the emigrant trail up from Hope Valley over Carson Pass
  • Mountain bike along a network of logging roads
  • Fish and boat on Silver Lake and Caples Lake.
  • Visit Kirkwood for both winter and summer activities from skiing to mountain biking.
  • Enjoy a meal at Kit Carson Lodge or Caples Lake Resort.
  • Drive out to Blue Lakes for fishing, hiking, and horse back riding.
  • Hike into the Mokelumne Wilderness.
  • Take in the scenery of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and rushing mountain streams.

Key Grover Hot Springs State Park Regulations

  1. Bears: All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in the provided food lockers when not being actively used or transported.
  2. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash at all times and never left unattended. At night they must be inside a tent or vehicle.
  4. Bicycles are only allowed on roads.

Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground

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.

Campground Basics
Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground Location: On Highway 88, 1¼ miles west of Woodfords, 4 miles east of Hope Valley
Elevation: 5,800 feet
Miles from gateway cities: Sacramento - 123 miles
South Lake Tahoe - 31 miles
Campground Open: Late April through mid-October
Number of Sites: 71
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer. (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Grover Hot Springs SP: (530) 694-2248

Reservations for Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground
Reservations available May 15 - September 16; otherwise first come, first served
Booking Window: from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum Vehicle Length Trailers - 24 feet, RVs - 27 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #25 and 26
Favorite Campsites: #9, 14, 63, 68, 70
Tents only campsites: #13, 75
Fees: $35 per night
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

>Grover Hot Springs State Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills, bear-proof food storage boxes
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Grover Hot Springs Campground Map
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, Alpine County, CA

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.

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