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Markleeville and the East Carson River

Map of the East Carson River and Markleeville, Alpine County, CA


Best Fishing Locations


East Carson River


Photo of Hangman's Bridge


  • Wild Trout section from Hangman's Bridge downstream to the Nevada state line
    • Barbless, artificial flies and lures only
    • Catch and release
  • Rainbows, browns, and Lahontan cutthroat
  • Planted by DFG above Hangman's Bridge
  • Best fishing late summer and fall

Indian Creek Reservoir


Photo of Indian Creek Reservoir

  • Large rainbows, Lahontan cutthroat, brook trout
  • Shallow reservoir, murky water
  • Windy
  • Try trolling with flies by the dam
  • Nightcrawlers and Powerbait successful here

Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve (private)

  • Private ranch on Pleasant Valley Creek
  • Rainbow, brown, brook trout
  • Lessons, guided trips

Fishing Supplies

  • Carson River Resort, Hwy 89
  • East Fork Resort, Markleeville
  • Woodford's Station, Woodfords, CA
  • Angler's Edge, Gardnerville, NV
  • Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, South Lake Tahoe

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Area Camping


Markleeville Campground

  • 10 camping sites
  • Piped water
  • Vault toilets
  • $16 per night
  • No reservations taken
  • Open from early May through September


Grover Hot Springs State Park

  • 76 camping sites
  • Piped water
  • Flush toilets
  • $35 per night
  • Reservations can be made

Indian Creek Campground (BLM)

  • 19 RV or tent sites
  • 10 tent-only sites
  • Flush toilets
  • Piped water
  • Showers with hot water
  • $14 - $32 per night
  • No reservations can be made

Turtle Rock County Park

  • 26 RV sites, $15 per night
  • 10 tent sites, $10 per night
  • Flush toilets
  • Piped water
  • No reservations can be made
  • Opens April 23, 2010

Carson River Resort

  • Camping sites, $20 - $25 per night
  • Housekeeping cabins, $90 and up
  • RV sites, $30-$35
  • Store
  • Fishing supplies