Grover Hot Springs State Park, Markleeville

4.4
#245 of 628 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.
Named for Alvin M Grover on whose homestead the springs are situated and was county assessor.
Grover 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.
The 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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  • This is a short drive from Minden, NV and worth it. This is a more rustic hot spring compared to the one in Carson City. When we were there in April it was not crowded. I don't know if it would have b...  more »
  • I waited with my 4 and 6 year old for near an hour (over Christmas holidays) in below freezing temps to get in and we all agreed - it was worth it!  more »
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  • This place is amazing, sometimes when I think of my experiences here I ask my dad when we can go again. I recommend to go here during the summer, after all it has good temperatures and fun hikes. Wish I could live there sometimes, I recommend to bring friends here because it’s fun to joke around the fire while roasting marshmallows. If you live near by it (at least an hour away) you should take a nice nature hike. There was also a cool trail to a waterfall but I forgot the trail name. 100/10 Would go every summer ( I think I actually do) Please visit one day during summer ( or when ever you want to go) Edit: This is my opinion
  • Amazing place to go to alone or with a company. Air is really clean and the water is really hot. They have well taken care of bathrooms there and a cold pool for you to jump into if you get too hot. From my experience the water there really does help and speed up the healing process if you go there 2-3 times. Definitely worth a visit.

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