nearest town: Markleeville CA
part of: California State Parks
A State Park Campground, Hot Soak in the Lake Tahoe region.
Number of visits: 6
Bathroom: yes • Water: yes
The springs at Grover gurgle out of the hillside into a beautiful U-shaped alpine meadow. So it should be a groovy, enchanted place, but sadly it is managed by the State Parks system, who do their darnedest to make it prosaic and institutional.
The pools are a couple of rectangular concrete tubs - a big one with lukewarm water, and a shallow (3 feet) one, maybe 40x20 which they keep at a pleasantly toasty 104°. You can look over the fence on the uphill side and see the water burble out of the ground and down a sluice to you.
There are showers and cubbyholes to store your stuff.
There is a campground, which I have never used since it's CA State Parks expensive and there is boondocking three miles down the road.
Because of COVID, the showers and changing room are closed, and one MUST reserve beforehand for a specific 1½ hour time slot.
The hot pool is just as excellent as ever once you're in.
Soaking is $7/day.