Grover Hot Springs State Park is located on the east side of the Sierra at the edge of the Great Basin Province, characterized by open pine forest, and sagebrush and meadows. The park has a pool complex with a hot pool and a swimming pool hot springs, a campground, picnic area and hiking trails.
A full range of seasons and weather offer the visitor the opportunity to experience a variety of conditions, from major blizzards to dry scorchers, from warm clear nights to intense, blasting thunderstorms. Winds of great speeds are capable of whipping through the park causing damage during any month of the year. Pristine clear, warm days can be followed by cold stormy nights.
Proper preparation for the full range of potential conditions can make a visit to the park not only safe and warm but also dry and comfortable.
Camping-More than 75 sites have firepits and grills, cupboards, bear-resistant lockers, and tables, with nearby piped water and restrooms/showers. The campground is open from Memorial Day until October, weather permitting.
Hiking-The Burnside Lake Trail, which can be accessed at the extra-vehicle parking lot, runs the length of Hot Springs Valley. The trail features a side trip to a waterfall (at 1.5 miles) and Burnside Lake (at 5.5 miles). Access Charity Valley and Blue Lakes Road (6+ miles) using the Burnside Lake Trail. All are outside the park on U.S. Forest Service land. The hot springs pools can be reached by taking the Hot Springs Cutoff Trail.
Fishing-Hot Springs Creek is planted with trout in summers when flow is adequate.
Swimming/Soaking-Day-use fees apply to use the park’s two pools. The hot soaking pool is kept at 102 to 104Ëš F; its mineral water is drained and refilled daily. A cold swimming pool is steps away. A lifeguard is on duty. The pools close on Wednesdays from Labor Day until Memorial Day.
Winter Sports-The meadow is ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Interpretive Programs-Campfire and Junior Ranger programs are given in summer. The visitor center gives out park and local information and sells interpretive items.
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