KIT CARSON CAMPGROUND, CA

Nestled in a forest of Jeffrey pines and aspens, Kit Carson campground is perfect for tent camping and smaller RVs. The west fork of the Carson River is located next to the campground, with several sites right next to the water. Great fishing and views! Kit Carson is exceptionally...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 21 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Caution: this bear country. Be prepared to keep your camp clean and food stored in appropriate storage containers.
  • This campground has small parking spurs. Please verify your vehicle size before making your reservation.
  • A per day, per site, daily fee will be collected for extra vehicles on-site.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Nestled in a forest of Jeffrey pines and aspens, Kit Carson campground is perfect for tent camping and smaller RVs. The west fork of the Carson River is located next to the campground, with several sites right next to the water. Great fishing and views! Kit Carson is exceptionally beautiful in the fall.

Natural Features:

Kit Carson is situated on the west fork of the Carson River in Woodfords Canyon along Highway 88. In addition to the beauty of the river, the campsites are surrounded by quaking aspens and rugged canyon walls.

Recreation:

Visitors can explore scenic driving and photography along the Carson Pass Scenic Byway. Enjoy the splendor of fall with colorful foliage displays or fishing and boating in one of the several nearby lakes. Hikers are surrounded by trailheads within a short drive – Mokelumne Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail, among many others. Whether it is rock climbing or exploring the canyon, outdoor enthusiasts will relish the options in this area.

Facilities:

This campground has drinking water, garbage containers, and vault toilets. Each campsite has a bear box, fire pit and picnic table. There is a camp host on site and firewood is available for sale.

Nearby Attractions:

There are a number of nearby attractions that have something for everyone. Sorensen’s Resort has limited groceries and a restaurant. Lake Tahoe is within 20 miles; a trailhead for the Tahoe Rim Trail is within 5 miles; Grover Hot Springs State Park in Markleeville offers public soaking in natural spring-fed pools; numerous local restaurants and, for those who like night life, nearby casinos and theaters in Minden and Carson City, Nevada.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014
Walk In Fri May 15 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sun Sep 20 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Bear Boxes
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Climbing
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Water Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Cafe
  • Hiking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Sep 21 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $5.00-$16.00
Walk In Season
May 15 2015 -
May 21 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $5.00-$16.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $5.00-$16.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2015 -
Sep 20 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $5.00-$16.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.77678, -119.89461
38°46'36"N, 119°53'41"W

From South Lake Tahoe, take Hwy 89 over Luther Pass to the 88/89 interchange. Turn left on 88; go approximately 1 mile to campground entrance on your left. From Gardnerville, Carson City or Minden, Nevada, take Hwy 395 to Hwy 88. Head south on Hwy 88 for approximately 19 miles to the campground entrance in Woodfords Canyon on north side.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KIT CARSON CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 104
Markleeville  CA  96120

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)694-1002