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SILVER LAKE CAMPGROUND JUNE LAKE (CA, CA

part ofInyo National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SILVER LAKE CAMPGROUND JUNE LAKE (CA
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 23 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Silver Lake Campground is nestled between Silver Lake and the dramatic scenery of the Ansel Adams Wilderness in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This is a great base camp for fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and photography. The facility has creekside camping with a boat ramp and pack station nearby.

Natural Features:

Some campsites are in open areas while others are shaded by aspen and willow trees. Rush Creek and Silver Lake border the facility, and June Lake is a short drive away. Silver Lake lies at an elevation of 7,200 feet at the base of 11,000 and 12,000' mountain peaks.

Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.

Recreation:

Rush Creek and 97-acre Silver Lake offer peaceful places for anglers to cast a line for rainbow trout. Boating is allowed on the lake, which has a 10 mph speed limit.

The area's majestic scenery and challenging trails are an obvious draw for hiking and horseback riding. A nearby trail provides access to the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Within the facility, campers can go for a relaxing 1-mile walk or horseback ride along Rush Creek.

The scenic drive along the June Lake Loop results in expansive views of rugged mountain peaks and several lakes.

Facilities:

This is a moderate-sized facility that is fairly spread out. Some sites border the creek, and several border the lake. The facility provides drinking water, flush toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings and bear-proof lockers for food storage.

A small store, cafe, hiking trailhead and pack station are all within easy walking distance.

Nearby Attractions:

The small town of June Lake has various amenities. Hikers can access the Ansel Adams Wilderness via area trails, and Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park are great day trips.

Ansel Adams Wilderness

Yosemite National Park

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake Access
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Restroom
  • Shower
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Inyo Recreation will assess an additional $5 vehicle fee per day for 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 one vehicle, and the third and fourth motorcycle are also considered one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals; campground host has bear literature
  • Click here for more information about Inyo National Forest


This facility is operated by Inyo Recreation, doing business as California Land Management. Comments are appreciated; see campground hosts or access comment forms online.
Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for both day and overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits.
  • 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 Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 924-5500, or the Mono Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 647-3044.
    • 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):
    37.78306, -119.12639
    37°46'59"N, 119°7'35"W

    This campground is about 350 miles north of Los Angeles and 150 miles south of Reno, Nevada. Take U.S. Highway 395 to its junction with Highway 158. Take 158 for 7 miles to Silver Lake Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SILVER LAKE CAMPGROUND JUNE LAKE (CA

    MAMMOTH LAKES  CA  93546
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