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Kit Carson Campground

6 Reviews

About

National Forest

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Nestled in a forest of Jeffrey pines and aspens, Kit Carson campground is perfect for tent camping and smaller RVs. The west fork of the Carson River is located next to the campground, with several sites right next to the water. Great fishing and views! Kit Carson is exceptionally beautiful in the…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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6 Reviews

Erik J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2023

Small, narrow but pretty

Not suitable for tow behind trailers larger than about 20 feet or small RVs about 24 feet. A single lane road takes you to two loops. Great access to the river with some road noise from 88. Great spot to use as a base to fish, hike and bike.

Month of VisitOctober
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2022

Really Pretty Spot

Stayed here for a night on a Solo camping trip. I stayed in site #12 which was really nice, a bit small but completely surrounded by Aspen trees! The site has vault toilets but they were surprisingly clean, although the men’s one did not lock, they are single stall so using either is fine. …

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Month of VisitSeptember
S
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Nice campground. Near highway w/quick access to some trails, cafes, shops

This US Forest Service campground is in a longish (5 miles?) steep valley with tall stone walls on both side.

The West Fork of the Kit Carson River runs down the center of the valley and, alongside it, Highway 88. Numerous campgrounds and rustic resorts and hotels are in the area, especially along…

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Month of VisitJuly
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  • Review photo of Kit Carson Campground by S K., June 30, 2021
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Location

Kit Carson Campground is located in California

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Directions

From South Lake Tahoe, take Hwy 89 over Luther Pass to the 88/89 interchange. Turn left on 88; go approximately 1 mile to campground entrance on your left. From Gardnerville, Carson City or Minden, Nevada, take Hwy 395 to Hwy 88. Head south on Hwy 88 for approximately 19 miles to the campground entrance in Woodfords Canyon on north side.

Coordinates

38.77677717 N
119.8946114 W

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