Hope Valley Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

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Blue Lakes Road Hope Valley, CA 96120 775-882-2766 775-331-6444 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 38.7308, -119.9306

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Overview of Hope Valley Campground

Number of Sites 28

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May - Sept.

Elevation 7,119 ft / 2,169 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 35 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Hope Valley Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 12/14/2019
“Very comfortable and quiet with spacious sites”

Reviewed 12/14/2019

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

We've stayed at this campground several times and have always found it to be very enjoyable. The campsites are spacious with large flat sand areas for tents and adequate parking for most camping trailers and rv's. The sites have a fire ring, a cooking grill and a metal stand for camp stoves as well as bear boxes. The camp host last year was very nice and attended to the needs of all. The restrooms are clean and as odor free as a vault toilet can be.

Near by is the Carson river with a beautiful meadow. There are lots of places nearby to visit and for hiking. The upper and lower Blue Lakes are near by along with Twin Lake. All are beautiful areas for hiking and canoeing or other water activities.

We were told by another camper that they stock the Carson River where CA88 crosses, so the fishing further up stream may or may not be so good.

Markleeville is close by as is Grover Hot Springs state park, with a delightful day use hot spring fed pool with a modest entry fee. The park is easy to reach via CA88 from either side of Carson Pass.

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lostagain would stay here again

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“Smaller, quiet campground in a great location”

Reviewed 6/14/2016

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 004
Overall Rating

We only stayed here one night, but found it to be very centrally located for exploring the Carson Pass/Hope Valley area; it is also relatively close to South Lake Tahoe (roughly a 20 min drive).

The campground is small (I believe there were only 22 sites), with nicely paved parking pads which were quite long, so they could accommodate slightly longer trailers. Our 16' travel trailer and our pickup fit the parking pad with room to spare. Each site had a newer picnic table, bear storage locker, and campfire pit. The campground host was very friendly.

The only real drawback we noticed were there were quite a few mosquitoes, due to some standing water near the south east end of the campground. This could just be from snow melt, so maybe it wouldn't be an issue later in the season.

The campground is located directly across from the West Fork of the Carson River; apparently there is pretty good fishing in this river if that's something you're interested in. The scenery in this little valley was STUNNING; would definitely recommend this campground to anyone looking for a quieter, smaller place to stay.

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Meeshy1342 would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


Hope Valley SnoPark

Great (Free) spot

- Andiamo2019

West Fork Carson River Dispersed

Not bad if you can avoid the crowds

- LunaTreksy.N

Hope Valley Dispersed

Great spot and plenty of sites

- Psiorian

Blue Lake Road Dispersed

Lovely area if you can avoid the crowds

- LunaTreksy.N

Kit Carson Campground

Gorgeous River View

- Wobbuffet82

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