Near Markleeville in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Grover Hot Springs
The hot-springs here are a by-product of similar processes – the interplay of rock and fire and ice. Water melted from winter snow seeps deep into the earth’s crust, where it comes into contact with hot rock. Heated to the boiling point, the water then percolates to the surface along a zone of weakness – a fault – which cuts across this valley. When the water emerges from the ground at a temperature of 148 degrees, it contains a variety of dissolved minerals, but little of the foul-smelling sulfur often associated with thermal springs.
For more than a century tourists have enjoyed these springs, but humans are not the only visitors here. Minerals precipitated by the cooling water create a natural salt lick, attracting deer and other wildlife.
Erected by Grover Hot Springs State Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Natural Features • Natural Resources • Notable Places • Science & Medicine.
Location. 38° 41.744′ N, 119° 50.635′ W. Marker is near Markleeville, California, in Alpine County. Marker can be reached from Hot Springs Road. Marker is located up a short trail above the pools. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Markleeville CA 96120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beautiful Hot Springs Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Log Jail (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Lost Whiskey of Raymond (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Webster School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alpine County Historical Complex (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hangman's Bridge & Vigilante Justice (approx. 3.3 miles away); Webster School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alpine Hotel (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Markleeville.
Regarding Grover Hot Springs. Also see nearby marker Beautiful
Also see . . .
1. Grover Hot Springs State Park. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Grover Hot Springs. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 6,347 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.