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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
MONO HOT SPRINGS
SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
LATITUDE: N xx°xx.xxx
LONGITUDE: W xxx°xx.xxx
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Lake Edison
Lake Edison

Lake Edison
Lake Edison

Florence Lake
Florence Lake

View from near Portal Lake
View from near Portal Lake

Road#80 View
Road#80 View

Meadow
Meadow

Mono Hot Springs has an established camp-
ground that requires a fee, but there are
several free campgrounds in the area,
and dispersed camping is allowed.

Mono Hot Springs
Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs
Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs
Mono Hot Springs

BADGER FLAT CAMPGROUND
Free campground. The road winds
through the trees with several campsites.
Picnic tables, metal firerings, and outhouses.
Each campsite has a bear locker, to secure
food and items with odors. (Soap, toothpaste,
pot and pans, ect.)

Road#80 Towards Lake Edison
Road#80 Towards Lake Edison

Road#80 Towards Lake Edison
Road#80 Towards Lake Edison

Road#80 Towards Edison Lake
Road#80 Towards Lake Edison

Road#80 Towards Edison Lake
Road#80 Towards Lake Edison

Road#80 Towards Edison Lake
Road#80 Towards Lake Edison

The road between is narrow and winds
through granite outcroppings. There are
parts that were too narrow and dangerous
to pull over and take a photos

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS:
These are campgrounds that charge a fee
BILLY CREEK CAMPGROUND
BOLSILLO CAMPGROUND
Elevation 7400'
CAMP 61 CAMPGROUND
CAMP EDISON CAMPGROUND
CAMP FRESNO CAMPGROUND
CLOVER MEADOW CAMPGROUND
COLLEGE CREEK CAMPGROUND
DEER CREEK CAMPGROUND
DINKEY CREEK CAMPGROUND
DORABELLE CAMPGROUND

New Camping Fees at East Fork Creek
Camping Fees at East Fork Creek
August 11, 2006

EAST FORK CAMPGROUND
Near Portal Lake, new fees in effect.
Elevation 7240'
FISH CREEK CAMPGROUND
FLORENCE LAKE CAMPGROUND
GRANITE SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
JACKASS DIKE CAMPGROUND
KINNIKINNICK CAMPGROUND
LITTLE JACKASS CAMPGROUND
MOMMOTH POOL CAMPGROUND
MONO CREEK CAMPGROUND
MONO HOT SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
$15.00 at Mono Hot Springs Campground.
PLACER CAMPGROUND

Portal Lake
Portal Lake

PORTAL FOREBAY CAMPGROUND
Free campground Fee of $13.00
has been implemented 8/11/2006
This campground is not worth $13.00
Be careful where you drive. There is
evidence of vehicles that got stuck
on what appeared fairly solid surfaces.
RANHERIA CAMPGROUND
ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND
SWEETWATER CAMPGROUND
UPPER CHIQUITO CAMPGROUND
VERMILION CAMPGROUND
$15.00. Narrow road winds through
granite rock formations to Edison Lake.
WARD LAKE CAMPGROUND
Free campground Fee of $13.00
has been implemented 8/11/2006

John Samuel EastwoodJohn Samuel Eastwood
John Samuel Eastwood
Pioneer Civil Engineer

Plaque at Edison Lake
Plaque at Lake Edison

Bear Locker
Bear Locker

WARNING POSTED ON BEAR LOCKER

Active Bear Area
Storage Regulations

Storing Food and Other items
It is your responsibility to keep all food,
coolers, and items with any kind of smell
(such as toothpaste and hairspray) in a
closed bear-proof box day and night.

Bears are Cleaver
Never leave items with any odor unattended,
even briefly. Immediately put trash in bear-
proof trash cans. Empty food containers left
in cars or tents invite property damage
and / or a fine. Coolers and similar containers
are not bear-proof.

If You See a Bear
Never feed or approach bears. Scare them
away by making loud noises and throwing
rocks. Report bear sightings or food storage
violations to a Park Ranger.

A Fed Bear Can Mean a Dead Bear
Each year bears are killed when they become
destructive and potentially dangerous. This
behavior is caused by access to human food
sources.

BEAR FACTS
This is bear country.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS
Western rattlesnakes are common sights.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT

Flowers at Edison Lake
Flowers at Edison Lake

Generally open June to October
Vehicles required to carry chains...

DIRECTIONS:
See map for directions

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Main roads are paved
Narrow with curves and mountain conditions
Be careful when you drive on side roads.
When the granite erodes, it turns into a sand
and gravel mixture and is easy to get stuck,
even what might appear to be a solid surface...
RVs not recommended.

Drinking water at High Sierra Ranger Station.

Showers at Mono Hot Springs
Showers at Camp Edison
Showers at Sequoia National Park
(During summer months)

Least expensive gas in Fresno
Least expensive gas in Visalia.
Junction of Hwy 198 and Lover's Lane

Road towards Black Rock Reservoir
Bridge on xx Road towards Black Rock Reservoir

Also see: ALABAMA HILLS
Also see: BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR
Also see:
BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / SALINE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / WILDROSE
Also see:
KIRCH FLAT CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LAKE ISABELLA
Also see:
LLOYD CREEK
Also see:
SALT SPRINGS RESERVOIR
Also see:
SEQUOIA NF / HWY 190
Also see:
SHERMAN PASS ROAD
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WALKER PASS

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

Sequoia National Park Entrance Sign
Sequoia National Park (South Entrance)

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Mount Whitney Highest Point in CA

Ellery Lake
Ellery Lake / Hwy.120 - Elevation 9538'

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Camped here August 29, 2006
It was cold when the sun went down.
Didn't see any mosquitoes.

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
FLORENCE LAKE
LAKE EDISON
MONO HOT SPRINGS