Mono Creek Campground puts the “high” in the high Sierra. At 7,500 above sea level, this secluded site makes for the perfect base camp in the Sierra National Forest, offering access to hundreds of miles of trails amid ponderosa pines. Also nearby: Mono Hot Springs, perfect for soaking sore muscles after a day of hiking in the Ansel Adams and John Muir wilderness areas. Be sure to bring water or a filter, as the campground isn’t equipped with potable water. Sites are equipped, however, with bear boxes, picnic tables, and fire grates. High adventure awaits!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
11 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Bikers can breeze on the trails in the Bass Lake ranger district and the High Sierra ranger district. In the High Sierra, you c...Read more


Motorized boating is allowed at Shaver Lake and Redinger Lake, and there are plenty of opportunities for non-motorized boating:...Read more


Lakes and reservoirs are generally open year round; freshwater stream fishing is open from late April to mid November. The best...Read more


There’s no shortage of incredible hikes here: Nelder Grove is home to some of the finest sequoias, and best of all, there are n...Read more

Horseback riding

Equestrians have so much to explore in the Sierra National Forest! With five wilderness areas, trails, horse camps, and horse r...Read more


Paddlers are welcome to explore the lakes in this forest-- many of the rivers are whitewater, so if you are feeling confident a...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Those looking for some scenic driving have come to the right place. We highly recommend the incredible 100 mile Sierra Vista Sc...Read more


Pretty rad rock climbing here-- Tollhouse Rock and Courtright Reservoir both have over a hundred climbs. Check out the list on ...Read more

Snow sports

You can sled/tube in Goat Meadow, cross country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile over 234 miles of trails. China Peak Ski Area off...Read more


Bass, Huntington and Shaver Lakes are perfect for swimming, with designated swim areas. You can also swim in these creeks and c...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Whitewater adventurers often come to the Sierra National Forest for the Kings River and Merced Wild and Scenic River. The Kings...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wildlife includes mule deer, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, marmots, porcupines, and quail. You can also find trout, bas...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Mono Creek Campground.

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Hipcamper Auntie
Auntie B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 4th, 2015

Nice campground a short walk to the creek and a 10 min drive from mono hot springs with vault toilets, fire rings and picnic tables. Byo water. Site 10 is nice and more private.

Trails nearby
Hipcamper Scott
Scott O.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 15th, 2015

It takes a crazy, kind of scary drive along a single-lane, dirt, cliffside mountain road to get to Mono Creek, but it's worth it. The seclusion is incredible. The campgrounds are good quality, and the nearby creek is beautiful. There are so many cool trails around, but I recommend the hike to Devil's Tub. It's a gorgeous High Sierra Lake, surrounded by a cirque of mountain peaks. We made a quick stop at Mono Hot Springs on our way out, it was alright. Only one of the tubs we found was actually hot. I'd focus more time on hiking & exploring the Sierra next time.

View of the creek, a very short walk from most campsites.Mono Creek CampgroundPart of the creek near the campsite is very calm & placid in the morning, like a lake.View of the High Sierra from a nearby hike.
Hipcamper Mayme
Mayme S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2016

Very nice and quiet campground just above a beautiful river. Has clean toilets, and fire pits, but bring your own water! The drive in is incredibly long and a little scary (single lane, bumpy, cliff side road), but also a little fun :) You pass some beautiful spots along the way. Site is also very close to Vermillion Valley Resort, where there is a shop, cafe, bar and is also a stopping point for those hiking the PCT. You can grab a drink and hear amazing stories from those hikers!

Hipcamper Auntie
Auntie B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 4th, 2015

Nice campground a short walk to the creek and a 10 min drive from mono hot springs with vault toilets, fire rings and picnic tables. Byo water. Site 10 is nice and more private.

Trails nearby
Hipcamper Sameyah
Sameyah M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 25th, 2020

I enjoyed this campground. Reservations for the sites are non-specific. I'm thankful my family got a double site (#14). It was HUGE. My family and I were in awe of the view the entire drive there. Bring dramamine and roll your windows down if you get motion sickness.

This campground is about 1.5-2 hours from Shaver Lake, about 15 minutes from Edison Lake, 20 minutes from Mono Hot Springs (they have a store with ice), a short walk to the small creek. I'm not sure if you can swim in the creek--I wouldn't--but I saw an employee adding nets of fish inside.

FYI: When dumping your trash, please lift the entire lid. During my stay here, the front half was stuffed and the back half was empty.

Spacious sites. -- We saw a bear cub walking through the campground one afternoon.Away from light pollution for stargazers. :)Narrow, bumpy, steep 1 lane road. Drive slowly--some people were driving too fast. Honk gently for blind spots.
Sierra National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(559) 297-0706
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37.357° N, 118.994° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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