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.
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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  • I like it The Hot Spring cut off my knee pain Thank you for people who work there.very nice place I want to go to this place again 
    I like it The Hot Spring cut off my knee pain Thank you for people who work there.very nice place I want to go to this place again  more »
  • Tent camped for two nights and visited the hot springs both days. Beautiful sites in nature with plenty of space, expect visits from the local birds and chipmunks, bear boxes also provided. Clean... 
    Tent camped for two nights and visited the hot springs both days. Beautiful sites in nature with plenty of space, expect visits from the local birds and chipmunks, bear boxes also provided. Clean...  more »
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  • Camping is very nice. Large sites with picnic tables, Bear lockers, fire pit. Water faucets scattered throughout the site. No hookups for RVs. Bathrooms have flush toilets. Some have token operated showers. Water temp is nice and hot. There is a super nice trail that is worth taking to Burnside lake. But take lots of water. It’s 5 miles and 2000’ feet up. The hot spring is also very nice. Make reservations to get a time slot of your choosing. Last slot of the day is 5:30. The 2 pools are small but accommodate 75 people total. There is one 70-80 degree one and another about 100+ degrees. Sit on the far end and enjoy the really hot water.
  • Beautiful area . So much to take in. Oils spend days here exploring. Went through after candor fire..it was still burning..it was surreal.

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