Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

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!

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Owens River access. Fishing. Near to Happy Boulders climbing area.

Cons

Little shade. Potable water supply is intermittent.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Inyo County

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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