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Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Lying at nearly a 6,000-foot elevation, Grover Hot Springs State Park sits in a beautiful alpine valley south of Lake Tahoe on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. The park’s main attraction is its mineral hot springs, though the surrounding meadow, forest and 10,000-foot granite peaks offer much more for the visitor to explore. Remaining open throughout the year, park activities range from hiking to fishing to cross country skiing, and the option for a therapeutic hot spring soak is available whether it’s a wintry day in January or a summer evening in July. The park is also home to a pleasant campground.

In addition to the hot springs, the park contains a network of trails that explore Hot Springs Valley. Leading from the campground, the Hot Springs Trail connects to the pools, and the Transition Walk Nature Trail explores the ecosystems of the meadow. A highlight of the area is the Burnside Lake Trail, a 10-mile round trip that heads up the valley along Burside Creek toward the mountain tops. Autumn brings a spectacular quaking aspen display, which is a wonderful addition to the park's scenery.

Dogs are allowed on leash in the campground and in developed areas of the park. They are not allowed in the pool facility.

For additional information, call Grover Hot Springs State Park at 530.694.2249.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Hot Springs Access

Pros

Sierra scenery. Hotsprings without a sulphur smell. Diverse hiking.

Cons

Hot springs constructed in concrete pools.

Features

ADA accessible
Showers
Campgrounds + Campsites
Hot springs
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Fishing
Big Game Watching
Wildlife
Big Game Watching

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

05/28/2016
Some shots from our spring trip to Grover Hot Springs.
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