Indian Creek Campground

Alpine County

Indian Creek Reservoir

Indian Creek Campground, Indian Creek Reservoir, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, CA

Indian Creek Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Attractions

Campers at the Indian Creek Campground in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest on the east side of Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.

  • Explore OHV routes around Hope Valley
  • Drive out to Blue Lakes for fishing, hiking, and horse back riding.
  • Hike into the Mokelumne Wilderness.
  • 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.
  • Discover the beauty of Hope Valley and visit famous Sorensen's Resort for lodging, meals, and activities.
  • Take in the scenery of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and rushing mountain streams.

Key Indian Creek Campground Regulations

  1. At campsites tents must be set up on designated tent pads and vehicles must be parked on the paved parking spaces without extending into the access road.
  2. Build campfires: only in the provided stoves, grills or fireplaces.
  3. Dogs must be on leash at all times and never left unattended. At night they must be inside a tent or vehicle.
  4. To avoid problems with bears, use the food storage lockers provided at each campsite, and do not leave food overnight on tables or in tents.

Indian Creek Campground

Indian Creek Campground is located in the Indian Creek Recreation Area operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Indian Creek is in Alpine County near Markleeville and Woodfords. The campground is on the west shore of Indian Creek Reservoir, a popular spot for boating and fishing. The maximum speed in the lake is 10 MPH. A boat ramp is near the campground.

Indian Creek Campground is spread over 160 acres in a forest of ponderosa, Jeffrey and pinyon pines. Many sites have lake views through the trees. The campground has 19 sites which can accommodate RVs, trailers and tents. Another 10 sites are walk-in, tent-only campsites. All 29 sites at Indian Creek Campground are first come, first served. There is also a Group Campsite which does require a reservation.

Campground Basics
Indian Creek Campground Location: Airport Road off State Highway 89 midway between Woodfords and Markleeville
Elevation: 5,600 feet
Miles from gateway city: Carson City - 30 miles
South Lake Tahoe - 28 miles
Campground Open: Late April through mid-November
Number of Sites: 29
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle (fee for additional vehicles)
Maximum Length of Stay: No more than 14 days within a 28 consecutive day interval
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Carson City BLM: (775) 885-6000

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Some accessible facilities
Fees: single sites - $20 per night
double sites - $32
tent-only sites - $14
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Indian Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills, food storage locker
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: Yes ($10)
Attractions near Indian Creek Campground: Enjoy picnicking, hiking, hunting, fishing, and sailing. Set out mountain biking. Enjoy nature study, rock collecting, sightseeing and photography. Visit Grover Hot Springs State Park and Markleeville.

Indian Creek Campground Group Sites

The group campsite at Indian Creek Campground can accommodate up to 40 people. The site is for tents only. The group site is not available on Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends, nor between July 4 and July 11.
Fee: $50 per night
Reservations: (775) 885-6000

Markleeville, Apline County, CA


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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