Turtle Rock Park Campground

Alpine County

Turtle Rock Park (lower right)

Turtle Rock Park Campground, Alpine County, CA

Turtle Rock Park Campground RV or Trailer Site

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Attractions

Those staying at the Turtle Rock Park Campground in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest on the east side of Carson Pass find many wonderful places to explore.

  • Take in the scenery of waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and rushing mountain streams.
  • 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.
  • Discover the beauty of Hope Valley and visit famous Sorensen's Resort for lodging, meals, and activities.
  • Hike into the Mokelumne Wilderness.

Key Turtle Rock Park Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  2. To avoid problems with bears. please store all foods, soap, and garbage in bear boxes.
  3. Keep dogs on leash and attended at all times.

Turtle Rock Park Campground

Turtle Rock Park Campground is off Highway 89 in Alpine County, 2½ miles north of Markleeville. In recent years Turtle Rock Park has served as the starting point for several cycling races, including the famous Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps, usually held in mid-July. Visitors to the park enjoy disc golf, horseshoes, basketball, and tennis.

Turtle Rock Park Campground has 26 campsites for RVs or trailers and another 12 sites for tents. The RV sites are nice and spacious, but the tent camping area is an unattractive, fenced in pen with no separation of sites.

Turtle Rock Park Campground Basics
Turtle Rock Park Campground Location: Off Highway 89 in Alpine County, 2½ miles north of Markleeville
Elevation: 6,000 feet
Miles from gateway city: Carson City - 32 miles
South Lake Tahoe - 29 miles
Campground Open: Late April through mid-October
Number of Sites: 38
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle ($3 fee for additional vehicles)
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days (some seasonal camping may be available)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Alpine County Public Works
Alpine County: (530) 694-2140.

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length 34 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Two RV/trailer sites, restrooms, showers
Fees: Tent sites - $10 per night
RV/trailer sites - $15
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Turtle Rock Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Turtle Rock Park Campground: At Turtle Rock Park find disc golf, horseshoes, basketball, and tennis. Enjoy nearby fishing and hiking Visit popular Grover Hot Springs State Park and historic Markleeville.

Tent campground at Turtle Rock Park Campground, Alpine County, CA

Tent Campground at Turtle Rock Park

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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