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Carson City District - Sierra Front Field Office

Indian Creek Recreation Area
(near Markleeville in Alpine County, California)

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More than 7,000 acres of public lands are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for public outdoor recreational use. Paved access is provided by Airport Road, off State Highway 89 midway between Woodfords and Markleeville, California.

Improvements at Indian Creek include a fully-developed campground with restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers, a dump station, boat ramp, an environmental study area and a system of hiking trails.

Summers are generally warm and dry with daytime temperatures occasionally reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while evenings are cool and comfortable.  Winter brings heavy snow at times, and temperatures can drop well below freezing.  When this occurs, the reservoir freezes over.

Things To Do at Indian Creek Recreation Area

The Campground at Indian Creek

Trails at Indian Creek

Animals You Might See at Indian Creek

Curtz Lake Environmental Study Area

Click here to download Indian Creek Recreation Area Brochure (pdf)

Photo of the entrance sign to Indian Creek Recreation Site.
Photo of Indian Creek Reservoir looking north from the paved access road.
The campground at Indian Creek is on the northwest side of the reservoir among a forest of Jeffrey pines.
Photo of the restroom/shower facility at Indian Creek Campground.
The campground at Indian Creek has updated restroom facilities with flush toilets and hot showers.