Description

Mono Hot Springs Campground sits in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for, you guessed it, hot springs! The camp, nestled into groves of aspen and lodgepole pine, is adjacent to Mono Hot Springs Resort. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring/grill, and bear-proof food storage locker. Vault toilets are provided, but for all other supplies head to the resort’s general store. A note to the adventurous: large RV's are not recommended on Kaiser Pass Road. Hot toddies, hot fires, and hot springs. Hot Damn!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
23 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Max size unknown
No hookups
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

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

Boating

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

Fishing

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

Hiking

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

Paddling

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

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

Climbing

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

Swimming

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mono Hot Springs Campground.

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Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Fresh Off
Fresh Off T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 7th, 2015

Be sure to take the 1 mi hike to Doris Lake - it's a great place to swim - warmer than the river! - and there are lots of places to jump off of rocks into the water (because who doesn't love to do that?!)

One of the concrete tubs fed by natural hot springs across the river from the campground.Doris Lake - only a 1mi hike from the campground
Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer B.
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November 28th, 2017

The drive in is potentially treacherous. After the road narrows above Huntington Lake, slow WAY down. Take ALL turns slowly. Be ready to back UP, turn OUT and be kind to other motorists who are just as freaked out as you are. At times, this is a single-lane road with no barriers, no lines, no marking of any sort on the side of a steep hill. No room for error or arrogance.

Hipcamper Fresh Off
Fresh Off T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 7th, 2015

There are a handful of natural hot springs near the campground. Cross the San Joaquin using the log bridge and head up the hill - there are a few small concrete tubs, or there is a larger, natural bottomed spring about a mile away. The resort store has a map.

One of the concrete tubs fed by natural hot springs across the river from the campground.Doris Lake - only a 1mi hike from the campground
Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 9th, 2018

This place is a magical fairy wonderland, and the exact reason I love the mountains so much. The drive in is insane. The highway dead ends and turns into a 1-lane road, where you drive 14 miles into the backcountry to arrive. It takes about an hour, but a very beautiful. The grounds are very clean, and the general store has anything you might have forgotten at home. The river is cold, but the hike up to Doris Lake is easy and the water there is much warmer than the river. I also recommend a further drive to Lake Edison to hike up to Devil's Bathtub. It's about 9 miles round trip, and the hot springs back at camp are the perfect remedy for tired muscles. Loads of hot springs all around. I definitely hope to go back next summer!

bridge that you cross to enter/exit Mono Hot Springs resortview from one of the hot springscampfire + cookinview of the river towards the sites
Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse R.
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January 10th, 2018

It's super!

Cabins to rent too!Trails abound! For-real natural hot springs!
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Park
Sierra National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 297-0706
Directions
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Coordinates
37.326° N, 119.018° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 23 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)