Camping

More than 800 campsites are available in the Eastern Sierra area, and many of them are located near alpine lakes and streams. If you are feeling adventurous, primitive camping is permitted in wilderness areas.

The camping is limited in the higher elevations. There is dispersed camping available on most all Forest Service and BLM land with a 28-day limit unless otherwise posted. There is a ton of camping, just not a lot of facilities. Much of the Owens Valley is D.W.P. land, so click here for recreation uses on D.W.P. land. In the Owens Valley, all campgrounds are open with overnight temps staying above freezing.

Inyo National Forest Campground Information (includes Bishop Creek Canyon, Mammoth Lakes Basin and June Lake Loop campgrounds)

Reserve a campsite by calling 1-800-280-CAMP.

Wilderness reservations available through the Inyo National Forest Web site.

All quota trails on the Inyo National Forest will be 100% reservable. Reservations will be accepted until two days before entry on the trail. Permits will be mailed to the party leader. If requested, or if the reservation is made within a week of entry, the permit will be sent to the Ranger Station chosen by the reserver. Any unreserved permits will be available starting the day before entry at the ranger station. Permits for non-quota trails will also be reservable.

Quota Trails on the Inyo National Forest

Mono Lake Station - (760) 647-3000

Rush Creek

Mammoth Lakes Station - (760) 924-5500

Duck Pass - John Muir Trail, North
     
Deer Lakes - Minaret Lake
     
Red Cones, JMT - South Beck Lake
     
High Trail (PCT) - Fern Lake
     
River Trail - Fish Creek
     
Shadow Lake

White Mountain Station - (760) 873-2500

McGee Creek - Lamarck Lakes
     
Hilton Lakes - Sabrina Lake
     
Mono Pass - Treasure Lakes
     
Little Lakes Valley - Bishop Pass
     
Pine Creek - Big Pine, No. Fork
     
Piute Pass - Big Pine, So. Fork

Mt. Whitney Station (760) 876-6200

Taboose Pass - Mt. Whitney Trail
     
Sawmill Pass - N. Fork Lone Pine Cr. (Mountaineers Route)
     
Baxter Pass
     
Golden Trout Lakes - Meysan Lake
     
Kearsarge Pass - Cottonwood Lakes
     
Shepherd Pass - Cottonwood Pass

The quota period for Mt. Whitney Trail and North Fork of Lone Pine Creek is May 22 to October 15. All other trails are the last Friday in June to September 15. The toll free number is 1-888-374-3773. Please add your daytime telephone number on the reservation form.

Mount Whitney Rules
Mt. Whitney hikers will be required to have a special stamp on their permit to enter the Mt. Whitney Zone no matter what their entry trail is. The zone boundaries are: to the east, just above Lone Pine Lake; to the west, at the outlet of Timberline Lake; and to the north, along the Sequoia N.P. Inyo N.F. boundary to Mt. Russell (on the west side of the boundary line). Day hikers will also need a permit to enter the zone. Hikers wishing to hike Mt. Whitney during the full moon without camping will need an overnight permit unlike the past where no permit or a day hike permit was all that was required. All Whitney permits are reservable.

Adventure in Camping
Travel Trailer Rentals parked for you and picked up at the end of your stay.  Servicing all campgrounds from Crowley Lake, Convict Lake, Mammoth, Devil's Postpile, June Lake and Lee Vining.  760-935-4890.

Annett's Mono Village
The High Sierra at its best. Annett's Mono Village offers campsites and trailer sites. The trailer sites are equipped with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups, as well as coin-operated showers, laundry facilities, dump station and propane sales.

Brown's Campgrounds
Family-operated campgrounds in the Eastern Sierra, among the finest RV and tent-camping facilities in the Western United States. Includes Brown's Town Campground, Owens River Campground and Millpond Campground. Located only a mile south of Bishop, Brown's Town offers 150 shady campsites for RV's and tents, with clean restrooms, hot showers, and electric, water, and cable TV hookups. There's a country store, a cafe, a museum, and a nice recreational area, too!

Convict Lake Resort
A fantastic vacation spot for the whole family, located at one of the most pristine lakes in the Sierras. A great headquarters for your trout fishing, hiking, camping and boating vacation. We have cabins, fishing boats, horses and bicycles for rent. You can get all the supplies you need from our general store and dine at the fine "Restaurant at Convict Lake".

Creekside RV Park
Located on the South Fork of Bishop Creek, Creekside RV Park is surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the Eastern Sierra. The park is open from the last Saturday in April through October offering full RV hook-ups, tent sites, rental trailers, a country store, and showers. Our privately stocked pond, featuring Alpers trout, is a popular spot for kids and everyone who loves to fish. Join us for fun and recreation in the Sierra and you'll want to return every year!

Hank & Ray's Vacation Trailer Rentals
Pull your boat to the area, rent the trailer from us and we'll park it in the campsite of your choice. We spot the trailers FREE of charge within a fifteen mile radius which includes Robinson Creek and Twin Lakes, and Bridgeport Reservoir.

June Lake RV Park
Full-service RV park with lodging accommodations. Nestled among the rugged mountains of the Eastern Sierra, June Lake offers many year-round outdoor activities and is known for the beauty of its many lakes, streams and mountain vistas.

Ken's Sporting Goods
Carrying a full line of fly fishing gear, spin fishing gear, firearms, and camping gear. Rental equipment available. Located at 258 Main Street, Bridgeport, CA 93517. Phone: 760-932-7707.

Mammoth Mountain RV Park
Come visit us in this country of majestic mountains and clear, blue skies. We are open all year. Mammoth Mountain RV Park is located at the edge of town, just a short walk to shops and fine restaurants. You can escape from the summer heat and vacation near fishing lakes and streams teeming with fresh-water trout. There are more than 60 lakes in a 5-mile radius. Some involve strenuous hikes, others are easy hikes and some you can even drive to. There is also horseback riding and boating in the area.

 
 
 
 
 
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