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Hugging Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Grover Hot Springs State Park sits outside the town of Markleeville. The park is 553 acres and lies approximately 35 miles away from South Lake Tahoe. It was designated in 1959 and is a popular destination for the great outdoor lovers. The park is named for its two hot springs, which are its major attractions. One of the hot spring pool water temperatures is slightly over 100 degrees while the other one is kept at about 70 degrees. The hot springs get their waters from mineral springs located within the alpine valley, which is then treated and piped to the pool complexes. Besides the pools, the park has many wonderful natural attractions, including streams, waterfalls, alpine meadows, creeks, and an extensive pine forest.

Grover Hot Springs State Park offers plenty of outdoor recreation. The most popular summer activities include birding, hiking, swimming, fishing, and mountain biking. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular winter sports. Whatever season you chose to take a trip to Grover Hot Springs State Park, you are bound to have fun. Search for a motorhome rental in Alpine County, ‎any time of the year, and head to Grover Hot Springs State Park.

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Getting Outdoors

Have you ever wanted to bathe in an odorless hot spring? Grover Hot Springs State Park is the place to be. Soaking in the hot pool is a popular pastime, so don’t leave your house without packing a swimsuit in your travel trailer. If you would like to get in the water, the cool pool is open for swimmers. There are lifeguards on duty. The manmade recreational lakes offer a perfect setting for enjoying the scenery.

Hiking is as popular as soaking. There are many scenic trails scattered throughout the park. The most popular recreational trails include the Burnside Lake Trail and Grover Hot Springs Waterfall Trail. Mountain bikes are permitted on most trails.

For animal lovers, Grover Hot Springs State Park is rich in wildlife. The park is a popular birding destination. There are dozens of bird species to be spotted. They include western tanagers, hawks, spotted sandpipers, woodpeckers, bald eagles, and kingfishers.

Camping at Grover Hot Springs State Park

When you are coming with your RV rental, you will find plenty of spaces where you can stay. Open from mid-May through September Grover Hot Springs State Park offers 74 sites, of which 47 sites are RV-friendly.

Each site is equipped with a bear-proof food locker, a picnic table, and a fire ring. The sites are suitable for small RVs below 27 feet. This pet-friendly campground offers amenities such as drinking water, restrooms, and hot showers.

Exploring the Area

When you rent an RV in South Lake Tahoe, you will be minutes away from numerous attractions. There are plenty of activities to engage in the area. Some of the top attractions in the area include museums, golf courses, and local festivals.

Should you be into history, Tallac Historic Site is one of the best places to visit with your motorhome rental. Located just 35 miles away, the site was formerly an estate belonging to three wealthy families in the early 19th century. Perched on the shorelines of the 122,000-acre Tahoe Lake Tallac Historic Site features numerous historic buildings and vintage cars. While here, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, and picnicking. As one of the largest lakes in the U.S, Tahoe Lake is a magnet for anglers, boaters, swimmers, and skiers.

If you are a railroad buff, consider driving your travel trailer rental to Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The museum is packed with exhibits that depict the railroad history of the city of Nevada. On display, you will find artifacts such as locomotives, steam engines, and rail cars. One of the notable exhibits is Inyo locomotive, an 1875 steam locomotive that ceased its operations along with the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in 1926. For kids, train rides are available.

When you are traveling with kids during your Markleeville RV rental trip, consider spending a few hours at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada. Still, in Carson City, this is an interactive museum geared towards the younger kids. This hands-on museum is certainly not short of interesting exhibits, meaning your kids will find an ideal spot regardless of their interests. If you are looking for a great place to learn about local history, consider checking out Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum during your RV rental vacation. Located on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe, this museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Lake Tahoe Basin. Here visitors can see lots of artifacts, including baskets, sculptures, pictures, and vintage films. Other notable attractions within the museum grounds include Osgood's Toll House and Historic log cabin.

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