Markleville Ca, April28, 2023 – As the weather warms, fishing season starts and river rafters dream of great spring flows, many travelers will start to travel the Carson River Canyon near Markleeville. However The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to have a hard closure of SR-89 in place south of Laramie Street past the Carson River Resort in Markleeville due to damage caused by winter storms. This section of Highway was adversely affected by the Tamarack fire of 2021 and with the spring storms that brought upwards of 5 inches of Rain in some parts of the Sierra, landslides and debris runs have caused severe damage to highway 89 heading towards Monitor Pass and Ebbits Pass.
SR-89 between SR-4 and U.S. 395 (Monitor Pass) remains closed for the winter. Crews are working 10-12 hours every day in order to reopen the highway in both areas as soon as possible. Plows are currently working through snow fields on top of Monitor pass. Snow removal crews on Monitor Pass are close to reaching the Mono County Line, however, there are many miles of highway that must be trimmed to the proper roadway width for motorists’ safety.
Markleeville is Open
Crews on SR-89 south of Laramie Street are installing culverts and then will repave the highway. Caltrans wants the public to know Markleeville is open for business. Motorists can access downtown Markleeville traveling south on SR-89 off SR-88.
Incoming weather expected early next week may play a role in delaying opening SR-89 south of Laramie Street and Monitor Pass. There currently is no estimated time of reopening. This work is scheduled as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, and/or materials and construction related issues.
Grovers Hot Springs
Grover Hot Springs is Open for Day Use Only Restrooms are currently CLOSED for Repair.
Winter Camping is currently closed until further notice due to needed repairs to park facilities.
The hot springs pools remain closed.
Grovers Hot springs is pleased to welcome visitors back to the park for camping, hiking, and picnicking. Crews accomplished a tremendous amount of work felling and removing hazard trees along the trails and resurfacing the State Park portion of the Burnside Lake Trail (commonly called the waterfall trail). Please keep in mind that hazards still exist in recently burned areas, especially once you pass beyond the park boundaries, including hazard trees, unstable ground, and flooding.
Day use hours are sunrise – sunset, and parking is $8.00. There are no camping reservations at this time; sites are first-come-first-serve with a 14 night limit. Campsites are $25 per night for winter campground and $8 for extra vehicles. Scroll down for additional camping details.
The hot spring pools will remain closed as infrastructure rebuilding and repairs continue.
Road updates Provided By Cal Trans. state Park updates by Grovers Hot springs State Park.
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