Good camping. Hiking with in a few minutes of the camp ground near where the Hot Springs facility is.
My family camps here every Labor Day weekend and has for 25+ years. This is a fun area with some cool hikes and a short walk to the hot springs pools. There is also a creek we take the little ones to catch crawdads in. Here’s to 25 more years!
There are two sections the upper and lower. The upper is more flat while the lower has some pretty good hills. The pads if you are pulling a trailer or in a RV are narrow. As are the roads. We watched several people come real close to dropping into a ditch, as we were yelling “Stop”.
The staff enforces rules about parking and won’t hesitate to call the ranger.
The showers are decent at $.50 for 5 minutes.
I have stayed at this campground in summer and winter and found it very pleasant both seasons. Very clean. Lots of space between sites, although not a lot of privacy. The hot springs can get very busy with over an hour wait to get in. Going at night has worked well for me to avoid the line.
This is an awesome State Park located in Markleeville, CA. It's in close proximity to Lake Tahoe, CA, and offers many great day hikes for all ability levels in the area. Cycling, both road and mountain, are a personal favorite of mine, and I see many fisherman in the Carson River.. May through early October have been my favorite times of year to go. However, I have camped there and used the hot springs in February.
This place was gorgeous. A big meadow. Lots of rocks and trees. Nice easy hike to a waterfall or to the additional cost clothing required hot springs. Close to a cute little town with minimal options but has a couple of eating choices and a general store.