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
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.
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.
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.