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Carson River Resort

Lodge or Resort

Driving Directions

Located on Highways 4 and 89 on the east fork of the Carson River, 2.5 miles south of Markleeville, the southern gateway to Carson City and Lake Tahoe.

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Eco-Friendly Notes

A major tributary of the river, Silver King Creek below Llewellyn Falls, also offers adventurous anglers the unique chance to catch Paiute cutthroat/rainbow hybrids in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area. Fishing above the falls is prohibited to protect the pure-strain Paiute cutthroats, but the creek below is under general stream trout regulations, with a limit of five. The Department of Fish and Game and conservation groups such as Trout Unlimited are attempting to restore this endangered species above the falls.

Located on the East Fork of the Carson River, surrounded by the serene, age-old beauty of the Toiyabe National Forest, Carson River Resort is a popular stop frequented by campers, hikers, fisherman,and kayak enthusiasts alike.The resort's rustic and quaint accommodations make for a genuine outdoor camping experience. Not to mention the spacious camp sites along the river allow for privacy, calm, and a chance to get in touch with the one of a kind Sierra Nevada wilderness. Cabins and RV spaces are also located just a short distance from the river. With Grover Hot Springs a few miles down the road, Carson Resort has proven to be a convenient and fun area where you can enjoy time with the family or plan a quiet get-a-way to break from the stresses of every day life.

Lodging Style and Amenities

Lodging styles range from cabins and campgrounds to RV spaces.A selection of seven different cabins are available to choose from with prices ranging from $90/night to $170/night. All cabins are non-smoking and include bedding and towels. There is a minimum of a two-night stay on weekends, and three nights on holidays.Cabins with kitchens are equipped with a basic set of pots and pans, plates, glasses, silverware, stove, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee pot, and toaster. Guests are responsible for providing all food items including seasonings and condiments.Each cabin has a picnic table and a charcoal BBQ grill for outdoor dining. Pets are allowed in any cabin except the Lord and Lady Chalmers Suite (Cabin #6). Leashes are required and the use of a "pooper scooper" is greatly appreciated. There is a $15 charge per pet per stay. CABINS ARE OPEN ALL YEAR.

Campgrounds are distributed on a first come first serve basis. Reservations for campgrounds and cabins can be made with a 50% non-refundable deposit required when the reservation is made. Cancellations will result in a loss of the deposit.

River Side Camping Rates

$20.00 Daily off the River
$25.00 Daily on the River
$35.00 Daily for group site

$5.00 Daily for additional vehicle

There are 15 RV spaces available to rent. RV Spaces come with water, sewage, and electricity.$30.00 /day-weekdays, $35.00/day-weekends/holidays, $175.00 Weekly. Contact Carson River Resort for longer term rates. These rates are based on one RV and one car.

Carson River Resort's convenience store is a one-stop establishment with all the appliances to assist you with your recreational needs whether it be fishing, camping, spirits, groceries, or even obtaining Pleasant Valley Fishing Permits and fishing and hunting licenses.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets may incurr additional cost.

Recreational Opportunities

This riparian resort boasts Rainbows, browns, brook, Lahontan cutthroat, and mountain whitefish in varying abundance. This action packed fishing experience makes this site a great place to practice casting your first line or catching a regular 10-12 inch trout. The best fishing is found during late summer and fall.

The East Fork of the Carson River, originally the home of the native Lahontan cutthroat and Paiute cutthroat trout, is swimming with a variety of angling options. The 11 mile "wild trout" stretch of the river from Hangman's Bridge to the Nevada border offers catch and release angling for the fly fishing enthusiast, while the heavily stocked section above Hangman's Bridge's provides family-style "catch and keep" fishing for rainbows and an occasional Lahontan cutthroat or brown.

Though much of the recreational opportunities appear to be centered around Carson River and its gilled inhabitants. Many visitors to the Carson River Resort enjoy the hiking , cycling, and white-water rafting opportunities the area has to offer. The Carson River Resort is a great place to kayak down stream with class four rapids setting the momentum. Carson River is also a great place to hit the trails, whether it be on foot or on wheels.Whether you are standing still and admiring the scenery fishing line in hand, floating downstream in a raft, or taking in an intoxicating breathe of fresh air while traversing one of the countries most unique ecosystems , the Carson River Resort provides multiple opportunities to get to know the topography of the region with sweeping panoramas that a camera cannot do justice.


Seasons Open

Open from Spring to mid- Fall


Rate Range

Varies depending on Cabin, Campground and RV space

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