Inyo National Forest Saddlebag Lake Campground
4 rating
(4)
Location
Address: Lee Vining, California 93541
GPS: 37.965, -119.271
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Local Directions: From Lee Vining, CA, take US Rt. 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west 10.2 miles to Saddlebag Rd sign. Turn right onto Saddlebag Rd and go 2.5 miles to campground on right.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-760-647-3044
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea...

Open
June 20 to October 4
  Sites
20 RV Sites, 20 Tent Sites, 1 Group Site, 20 No Hookup

Rates
Daily Rates: $19.00 - $53.57

Facilities & Services
No Showers, Vault Toilets

Recreation
Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking

Restrictions
Max RV Length 34 ft, Max RV Width 12 ft
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Total Sites20
RV Sites20
   
Tent Sites20
Group Sites1
   
Max RV Length34 ft
Max RV Width12 ft
No Hookup (20)
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  Hours Description Fees
Handicap Facilities  
Limited Groceries   Available at nearby Saddlebag Lake Resort
No Showers  
Restaurant   Available at nearby Saddlebag Lake Resort
Vault Toilets  
Recreation
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  Hours Description Fees
Boat Ramp  
Boat Rentals   Available at nearby Saddlebag Lake Resort
Boating  
Canoeing  
Fishing   Rainbow, Brook, and Brown trout
Fishing Supplies   Available at nearby Saddlebag Lake Resort
Hiking   Twenty Lakes Basin (foot) - 5 miles
Kayaking  
Power Boating   Powerboats are limited to 15mph
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4 star rating
(4)
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4 star rating
Good place, very beautiful and is easy to get too... in the summer only !
Onedaatmc
Bronze
July 6, 2014
This lake is, I believe, the highest drive-in camp/lake in California. It's right at 10,000 ft. elevation off Tioga Pass.

There are several campsites and a store that has great breakfasts to enjoy. There also is a "ferry" that will take you across the lake to the other side where there are seven alpine ponds that are well worth hiking around and fishing for trout.

Bring warm clothes -- yes, even in summer. It gets quite cold and the wind picks up quite a lot in the afternoon.

The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that because it's easy to get to, the area around the store, etc. can get crowded in the day.

Lots of bears. Bring bear containers, especially if you camp near the alpine lakes. FYI!

But it is just one of the most beautiful areas you'll experience!

We stayed here in a Tent.
 
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