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MONO HOT SPRINGS, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Mono Hot Springs Campground sits above Kaiser Pass in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for its hot mineral baths. The camp is divided into two sections that are separated by Mono Hot Springs Resort, and some sites are shaded by aspen and lodgepole pine.

The campground sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet with many cliffs in the area. It makes a great base for exploring the nearby Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas or for simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources.

The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Recreation:

The Mono Hot Springs area provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground on Friday nights during the summer.

Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing.

Trailheads in the area include Devil's Table (5 miles) and Doris Lake (2 miles). The Mono Creek Trail connects Mono Hot Springs to Edison Lake, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.

Facilities:

Each campsite has a picnic table, grill and bear-proof food storage locker. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not available at the camp but can be acquired along with other supplies at the general store at Mono Hot Springs Resort.

Nearby Attractions:

Edison Lake is a popular recreation area nearby offering boating, fishing and horseback riding. From this area, hikers and horseback riders can access the John Muir Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from Mexico to Canada.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bait Shop
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • General Store
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hot Springs
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Stove
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • RVs and motor homes over 25 feet are not recommended on Kaiser Road due to single-lane road with blind curves.
  • This is bear country; please store all food in bear-proof containers
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here to learn more about the Sierra National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the High Sierra Ranger District, Sierra National Forest (559) 855-5355
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.32639, -119.01778
    37°19'35"N, 119°1'4"W

    From Clovis, California, take Highway 168 north 70 miles to Huntington Lake Campground office at Eastwood. Take Kaiser Pass Road to Mono Hot Springs Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    MONO HOT SPRINGS

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)893-2111
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