Hope Valley

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters

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.

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.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

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


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

Contact Information


P.O. Box 104 MARKLEEVILLE CA 96120

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

Available Campsites

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