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Kit Carson Campground Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters California

Kit Carson Overview

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Kit Carson has 10 available single-family campsites and next to the West fork of the Carson River among a beautiful forest of Jeffrey Pines and aspens.  It’s a really nice little campground, but the campsites are on the small size and best suited for tents.  Each site also has a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grate. Campsite #4 is for day use only and campsite #7 is for the friendly camp host. Amenities include water and vault toilets.

Kit Carson – Area Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Grover Hot Springs State Park, Indian Creek, Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville, and Crystal Springs.

Make a Reservation for Kit Carson

  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
P.O. Box 104
Markleeville, California 96120
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Best Campsites

1, 2, 5, 6

Campsite Types
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:



Mid May – Mid September



Kit Carson Photos & Video

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Kit Carson Bathroom
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Kit Carson West Fork Carson River

Kit Carson Comments & Reviews

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One Comment on “Kit Carson”

  1. Elizabeth Nenno says:

    Such a Beautiful, Clean and Inviting Campground!! The Ranger is very personable, helpful and provides awesome information regarding the campground and the surrounding area!! I can’t wait to go back!

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