Grover Hot Springs State Park, Markleeville

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#239 of 399 in Nature in California
Grover Hot Springs State Park is a state park of California, USA, containing natural hot springs on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. Park amenities include a swimming pool complex fed by the hot springs, as well as a campground, picnic area, and hiking trails. The 553acre park was established in 1959.NameNamed for Alvin M Grover on whose homestead the springs are situated and was county assessor.GeographyGrover Hot Springs State Park is located at 5900ft in the northern Sierra Nevada, at the edge of the Great Basin. Vegetation consists mainly of pine forest, sagebrush, and open meadows. The park is open all year allowing visitors to experience a variety of weather conditions, from major blizzards to dry days, from warm clear nights to intense, blasting thunderstorms. Winds of great speed coming off the mountains are capable of whipping through the park causing damage during any month of the year.Hot springs and poolsThe mineral deposits on the bottom of the pool cause refracted light to lose certain wavelengths; a distinct yellow-green hue is noticeable. These mineral deposits are laid down on the bottom by an oxidation reaction between the mineral salts in the water and the bromine used as a sanitizing agent. The pool complex is generally open every day (except Wednesday) from June through August for public wading. The pools close during nearby thunderstorms due to the possibility of lightning striking the water. During the winter, the pool complex will usually remain open.
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  • My son suggested we try the natural hot Springs spa in Grover State Park on a recent visit to Tahoe. Having never been before, I was pleasantly surprised by how there was no sulfur odor that I expecte...  more »
  • This is a decent way to spend an hour. It is a really nice feature to find in a State Park. There is a large hot pool and a larger swimming pool which is colder but still somewhat heated. The air here...  more »
  • We went on Dec 24th. Nice short hike to the waterfalls. Very pretty in winter. The hot springs facility left things to be desired. Small changing area and single shower. Make sure you go to the inlet ...  more »
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  • Great place to camp and a hot doing too boot. The camp ground is very well kept and has real toilets and showers. The trails are lovely to hike and way to fine the waterfall is totally worth a visit. There are even river side camp sites so give this a shot
  • Lots of fun in the mountains! A beautiful venue with cool and hot pools. They limit the population so there may be a waiting line. Great place for a wonderful day and to bring out of town friends.
  • Great campsites, great trails, and a great set of carefully regulated hot springs that are good all year round (if not closed due to snow). There are beautiful cascades near the campground. The hot springs facilities are very good, with a cold pool and a hot pool. Great for kids too.
  • Camped here in October, complete empty almost. Very windy but it's a huge campground. Has bear boxes and isn't too far out of town. Would love to come back during summer.
  • Great little spot!! Loved the camping sites - all of them except spot #1 is great, spot #1 has a great view but lots of traffic due to it being on the corner of two major "streets". The staff were fantastic and friendly, just brilliant. The pool and spa are located in one fenced off area, pay to use. The pool was kinda chilly and the hot spring was a large shallow wadding pool. The hike to the waterfall was mild until you get close, then it can get rocky and steep. If you go up higher there is a swimming hole with its own waterfall - so gorgeous! (and cold)

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