Pleasant Valley Campground

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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  • Day use entrance.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Water pump at Pleasant Valley Campground.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Day use parking and river access.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Small bridge over the Owens River leading to more day use areas.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Owens River.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Owens River.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Vault toilet at Pleasant Valley Campground.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Day use area.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Rapids on the Owens River.- Pleasant Valley Campground
  • Calm section on the Owens River.- Pleasant Valley Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Owens River access. Fishing. Near to Happy Boulders climbing area.
Cons: 
Little shade. Potable water supply is intermittent.
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Region:
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, CA
Managed by: 
Inyo County
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Pleasant Valley Campground is a very popular spot for trout fisherman and other outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the Owens River, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, and the nearby Happy Boulders Climbing Area. The river here is fed from upstream by the Pleasant Valley Reservoir, which is dammed for hydroelectric power. There are various fishing rules and guidelines here depending on which part of the river you are in and whether you are fishing from the campground property or adjacent properties. 

The shaded campsites along the river make for a nice place to cool down during summer months, especially after bouldering at Happy Boulders or exploring the nearby Volcanic Tablelands BLM area during hot summer months. The Tablelands is a vast volcanic landscape that was formed over 700,000 years ago. There are many petroglyphs in the area that reflect a long history of nomadic populations in this land. Please avoid touching or disturbing them or any archaeological site. Also, please do your part to keep the river clean. Enjoy!

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