Grover Hot Springs California State Park

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Grover Hot Springs State Park

Grover Hot Springs, south of Lake Tahoe, provides a lovely environment where the visitor can soak in a revitalizing hot pool, surrounded by pine-covered hills and breathing the fresh air. Read More

  • Soak away all your cares and worries at Grover Hot Springs
  • Just a half hour south of Lake Tahoe
  • Take the nature trail to a lovely waterfall on Hot Springs Creek
  • Hike the Burnside Trail to Burnside Lake
  • Fish in Carson River or the creek to find some trout

Overview

Grover Hot Springs State Park, near Lake Tahoe, is a perfect place for a change of pace. Soak in the hot springs, hike mountain trails, relax and let your cares evaporate. The alpine meadows and pine forests of Hot Springs Valley are inspiring.

Location & Information

Grover Hot Springs CA is only a half-hour drive from South Lake Tahoe. Take Highway 89, drive to Markleeville, and turn on Hot Springs Road, going west to the park.

The park is open year-round but is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

Contact information

Grover Hot Springs State Park
3415 Hot Springs Road
P.O. Box 188
Markleeville, California 96120
530-694-2248
Reservations: 800-444-7275
Pool Information: 530-694-2249
Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=508

Activities

Grover Hot Springs California is a great place to ease your tired muscles, but there are more things to do than just soak in the hot pools.

  • Hiking
    You can hike to a beautiful waterfall on Hot Springs Creek by taking the Transition Walk, a lovely nature trail. The Burnside Trail offers a 10-mile out-and-back hike to Burnside Lake. Be prepared for a challenging hike because there is a 2,100-foot elevation gain. Enjoy the aspen trees, particularly in the autumn when the leaves turn a golden orange.
  • Fishing
    You can fish in Hot Springs Creek or the nearby Carson River to catch some trout for your dinner.

Fun Facts

Grover Hot Springs Park’s hot pools take on a distinctive color due to the mineral deposits at the bottom of the pools. This comes from a reaction between the minerals salts in the water and the sanitizing agent used.