Want to experience some of California’s most beautiful wilderness far from the crowds? Tucked away in Inyo National Forest, the sprawling Lower Lee Vining Campground gives you easy access to nearby Inyo trails and the epic Yosemite National Park. Pitch your tent in these secluded sites right next to the peaceful Lee Vining Creek. Spend your days adventuring through hiking trails, and your nights staring at the starry skies. Lower Lee Vining is a haven from the hustle and bustle that comes with Sierra camping.
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Not the most scenic camp spot but super convenient if you are looking to get in late night and out early morning to grab a permit for Inyo backcountry from the Lee Vining visitor center.
Stayed here on a solo photo adventure I was doing of the eastern sierras, Mono Lake and Bodie. Very convenient location to Mono Lake and Bodie. Many sites are right on the creek which is beautiful. I asked the camp host if he had firewood for sale which he did not but gave me a bundle of his personal firewood at no charge.
This site is truly the dreamiest. We pitched at night when it was too dark to see and woke up the next morning to a beautiful, foggy aspen grove and the sound of a little creek. So much peace just outside of Yosemite and so close to Mono Lake! Mild winters make for amazing off-season camping.