Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Grays Meadow Campground sits at an elevation of 6100', located 6 miles west of the town of Independence up Onion Valley Road.

Made up of the smaller Lower Grays Meadow Campground located on a small spur road, and the larger Upper Grays Meadow Campground which is on several loop roads slightly higher up, the Forest Service campground is located along a creek, with a few sites lying immediately creekside, while others are more exposed to the sunlight. Each site contains a table, fire ring, and food locker, with a small flat area for tents or gear.

Winding up Onion Valley Road, the landscape opens up to wide views across the Owens Valley down below. The area is quiet, and there is a good amount of privacy between sites. Water is available at sporadic spigots located throughout the campgrounds. A camp host is available at the upper campground. Some sites have old stone ovens on their fire pits, an interesting relic.

Vault toilets serve the campground. While most sites are reservable through the US Forest Service website, some sites are restricted to walk-in only. Lower Grays Meadow Campground is good for those looking for a quiet experience nestled on a small shaded gravel road, while Upper Grays Meadow Campground has much more of a public campground feel, with small trails leading to the creek.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Price per night (basic site)

25.00 $ (20.99 €)

Pros

Privacy between sites.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

National Forest Service

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777

Features

Vault toilet
Big vistas
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Potable water
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

52

Lodging type

Lodge

Maximum trailer length

20.00 ft (6.10 m)

Location

Nearby Adventures

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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