California Camping Areas

Turtle Rock Park

Turtle Rock Park Camping Area is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, just outside the town of Markleeville. The campground boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including a nearby peak called Turtle Rock. Nearby points of interest include the Grover Hot Springs State Park, which has natural hot springs and hiking trails, as well as the Carson River, which is popular for fishing and kayaking.

The campground offers amenities such as picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. There are 30 first-come-first-serve campsites available, all of which are suitable for tent camping. An interesting fact about the area is that it was once a popular spot for gold mining during the California Gold Rush.

The best time of year to visit is during the summer months, from June to August, when temperatures average in the mid-70s during the day and drop to the mid-40s at night. It is important to note that the campground is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so plan accordingly. Get driving directions.


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Nearby Campgrounds

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Bloomfield 2 20 7,966 ft
Pacific Valley 15 7,533 ft
Lower Blue Lake 16 8,116 ft
Hope Valley 24 7,155 ft
Mosquito Lakes 11 8,063 ft
Kit Carson 12 6,865 ft
Hermit Valley 25 7,163 ft
Highland Lakes 35 8,632 ft
Grouse Flat 10 7,218 ft
Silver Creek-Hwy 4 26 6,778 ft
Upper Blue Lake Dam 25 8,162 ft
Bloomfield I 20 7,851 ft
Turtle Rock Park 28 6,057 ft
Middle Creek/Expansion 35 8,106 ft
Crystal Springs 25 6,065 ft
Grover Hot Springs State Park 76 5,879 ft
Markleeville 10 5,557 ft
Centerville Flat 20 5,852 ft