Hope Valley Area Campgrounds

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Hope Valley Area Campgrounds

Hope Valley is known for its stunning beauty, especially in the fall when the aspen leaves turn to vibrant shades of yellow and orange. Painters, photographs, fly fishermen, and nature lovers are drawn to the valley. A newly renovated campground is located right in Hope Valley while others are found to the east along the Carson River. Next to Sorensen's Resort is a private campground with tent and RV sites.

map of Hpe Valley area campgrounds on Carson Pass, CA

Hope Valley Campground

Fully renovated for 2012 season. Located at an elevation of 7,300 feet in Hope Valley, 8 miles east of Carson Pass on Blue Lakes Road. Usually open mid-June to September 30, depending on snowfall. Improvements for the 2012 season include new RV-friendly roads, single and double sites, and all new campsite furnishings, including campfire rings, bear boxes, picnic tables, BBQs, and prep tables.

Campground Amenities

  • 22 single camp sites and 6 double - for tents, trailers, and RVs up to 35'
  • Vault toilets, piped water, picnic tables, grills, fire rings, bear boxes
  • Along the West Carson River - fishing, hiking, mountain biking


Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Hope Valley
Fees: $22 per night for a single site

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Kit Carson Campground

Located at an elevation of 6,900 feet, 10 miles east of Carson Pass on Highway 88. On the West Fork Carson River. Usually open May 1 to September 30.

Campground Amenities

  • 12 camp sites for tents, trailers and RVs up to 30'
  • Vault toilets, piped water, picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Fishing, picnicking, hiking


Reservations: None
Fees: $18 per night for a single site

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Crystal Springs Campground

Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, 13 miles east of Carson Pass on Highway 88. On the West Carson River. Usually open May 1 to September 30.

Campground Amenities

  • 19 camp sites for tents, trailers and RVs up to 35'
  • Vault toilets, piped water, picnic tables, grills, fire rings
  • Fishing, picnicking, hiking


Reservations: None
Fees: $18 per night

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Hope Valley Resort & Campground

photo of Hope Valley Resort in Hope valley on Carson Pass, CA

Hope Valley Resort & Campground is a private campground located 1¼ miles east of Pickett's Junction, the intersection of Highway 88 and Highway 89 coming over Luther Pass from South Lake Tahoe. It is situated next to Sorensen's Resort. Opens Memorial Day and closes mid-October.
Hope Valley Resort & Campground

Campground Amenities

  • Drive-in and walk-in campsites
  • Hope Valley Cafe and Market, open 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
  • Hot showers, flush toilets, fire pits, picnic tables, full RV hook-ups (30 amp)

Rates

Walk-in tent sites: $20 per night for 2 people and small tent
RV and tent sites: $35 - $45 per night for 4 people and one vehicle

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