Onion Valley Campground / Independence Area

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Campground Name: Onion Valley Campground

Administered by: Inyo National Forest.  http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/  760-873-2400

Season Length: Open June 2 through October 1

Contact: Mt. Whitney Ranger Station, 640 S. Main Street Lone Pine , CA 93545

Phone: 760-876-6200
Nearest town: Independence

Nearby fishing: Located at 9,600 ft. Onion Valley is literally on the edge of the John Muir Wilderness. The popular Kearsarge Pass trail begins at the entrance to the campground and several alpine lakes are within day hiking distance. Rainbow, Eastern Brook, and Golden Trout can be caught in the area. 

Number of sites: 29

Fee: $13.

RV sites: Yes, restricted to 16 feet; picnic tables and fire grills

Toilets: Vault toilets

Water: Piped water

Reservations / contact info: Reservations are accepted. For reservable campsites, contact the National Recreation Reservation Center at http://www.recreation.gov or call them at 1-877-444-6777 or http://www.recreation.gov/. 1-877-444-6777.

Directions: Located 13 miles west of town. From U.S. 395 turn west on Market Street (Onion Valley Rd.). follow the road past Grays Meadow Campground to the road end. Proceed past the Kearsarge Pass trail head and through the gate into the campground.


Map courtesy of mytopo.com.


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