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 Continue reading...
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, rv & moto...
No. of sites
23
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing

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Hipcamper Fresh Off

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?!)

Hipcamper Jennifer

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

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.

Hipcamper Sarah

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!

Park
Sierra National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 297-0706
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.326° N, 119.018° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 23 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)