Description

Keep close to nature’s heart at Onion Valley Campground in the breathtaking eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The parks idyllic location adjacent to the lake, and being just a faint yodel yonder from the John Muir Wilderness makes it a popular stomping ground for hikers, angles, and photographers looking for total immersion. Getting up there at 9,200 feet, the campground itself Continue reading...
Keep close to nature’s heart at Onion Valley Campground in the breathtaking eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The parks idyllic location adjacent to the lake, and being just a faint yodel yonder from the John Muir Wilderness makes it a popular stomping ground for hikers, angles, and photographers looking for total immersion. Getting up there at 9,200 feet, the campground itself is protected by majestic, granite peaks, and perfumed sweetly by lodgepole Pine and Aspen trees. The campsites themselves are a bit on the crunchy side, but provide all the basics as well as jaw-dropping mountain vistas. There’s no shortage of wildlife here, so remember to take the proper precautions and respect the locals!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
17
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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The vibe at Onion Valley Campground

9,599ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Nathan
No recommendation provided

Definitely not recommended for RVs or Trailers...not only because the road to the campground is an extreme grade, the campground loop and sites are just not set up for for RVs or trailers. Great place however for tent camping. Beautiful setting. Site 8 is +

Hipcamper Nicholas
No recommendation provided

It's a really cool drive up to Onion Valley Campground. The elevation gained is very impressive. The campground is usually booked out pretty far in advance. We went up the night to help acclimate with the elevation before a hike to Kearsarge Pass/Lakes (11,700ft)- we'd be carrying heavy packs so thought it'd smart. It was late September, so it was pretty cold up there at night ~35F so bundle up. Once the sun shows up, its plenty warm enough for long-sleeves. Facilities are kept very clean so that's a plus. The drive down is equally impressive- make sure you're brakes are decent:)

Park
Inyo National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 876-6219
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.775° N, 118.346° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 7 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent Only: 2 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 8 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)