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Status: Open through Sun Sep 20 2015   Season Dates


Hope Valley Campground is located in its beautiful namesake valley at an elevation of 7,300 feet, just 40 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. Visitors enjoy fishing the West Fork Carson River and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a forest of Jeffrey and lodgepole pines on the edge of Hope Valley. The area affords views of the scenic valley and surrounding forested mountains.


The West Fork Carson River runs nearby, offering rainbow and cutthroat trout fishing. Numerous trails in the area provide excellent hiking and backpacking opportunities.


This tent and RV-friendly campground has been completely reconstructed and offers all new single and double-family campsites with picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, food storage lockers and tent pads.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions:

Hope Valley is only 40 miles from the beautiful Lake Tahoe. Tahoe offers excellent boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and scenic driving opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Site
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Tent Pads
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • NOTE: This is Hope Valley Campground, located on Blue Lakes Road, not Hope Valley Resort located on Hwy 88. Please make sure this is the campground you want before making your reservation.
  • Caution: black bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in provided food storage lockers or approved containers
  • A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles beginning with the second vehicle
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Click here for more info about the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests

  • 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.89728, -119.93012
38°53'50"N, 119°55'48"W

From South Lake Tahoe, take Highway 89 over Luther Pass. At the junction of Highways 88 and 89, make a right and travel 2 miles west on Highway 88, then turn south and proceed to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 104

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)694-1002
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