road to Grover Hot Springs

nearest town: Markleeville CA

part of: National Forest

A pullover when there's no place to camp in the Lake Tahoe region.

Number of visits: 2

GPS: 38.6948,-119.8178

Bathroom: no • Water: no

California state park campgrounds are too expensive. If you're paying for beachfront that's one thing, but parking my van on a level spot in the woods with a bathroom for $35 does not work for me.

The fine young man at the entrance kiosk told me that a couple of miles back on National Forest land, the signs saying "Camping 14 days max" also signify "OK to camp here tonight". So that's what I did.

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Notes on each visit (posted cost • senior cost):

October 15, 2020 (free!) October 15, 2020 (free!)

Exactly as I left it 5 years and 6 days ago! Pretty much exactly the same spot.

We're in COVID times now, so a reservation is required for the Grover hot pools. I made mine for tomorrow, so I just pulled in and parked a little before sunset. Very handy spot.

October 09, 2015 (free!) October 09, 2015 (free!)

I left my soaking with just enough time to have a little dusk-light to see my way to find a parking spot in an unknown place. I found a very cool spot. Not as level as I would wish, but pretty excellent all in all.