Grover Hot Springs State Park, Markleeville

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    We stopped off at the Grover Hot Springs while visiting the area. Absolutely stunning area. We took a nice soak in the pools and enjoyed the scenery and beauty of this historic place.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We enjoyed our quick soak in the hot springs. Two manmade pools, one cold and one a mineral hotsprings. Nice changing area and cubbies by the pool to put your towels. Benches along the outside perimet...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Not a campground to be by yourself (try Obsidian Creek), but a solid campground that has flush toilets, heated showers and obviously running water. Nice place with good hikes, guided nature walks, hea...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    Wow! My wife (the swimmer) loves this pool and nearby campground. Set in an open meadow and walking distance from our Campground, a great place to relax. Yes, you are near (a few miles) Markleeville.
  • July 8, 2017
    A Beautiful State Park. Clean and Well Managed. Awesome Campsites and Trails available.
  • April 15, 2017
    One of my favorite places on the planet! Gorgeous setting. Forest service staff can be a little grumpy, make sure and follow all the rules!
  • January 1, 2017
    An awesome and affordable local spot for hot springs. The state park treats and manages the water quality to ensure the hot pool maintains a level of clarity. The cold pool is refreshing. Prices increased to about $10 a person and I have not seen a season pass option.
  • March 21, 2017
    I've been going to the hot springs for years.. absolutely perfect... SHHHH DONT TELL ANYONE...It has been getting more popular every day.

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