Area Status: Open
Onion Valley campground has 29 sites and is located next to a stream. Sites up to 25 feet long. Firewood for sale in campground.
At a Glance
|| Active bear area, bear boxes are provided and must be used ( typical bear box size 48"x30"x36" )
||Vault Toilet (3)
||Interagency Visitor Center (760) 876-6200
From Highway 395, in Independence, CA:
Turn west on Market Street.
Onion Valley is about 15 miles west of in downtown Independence, at an elevation of about 9,600 feet.
The road is usually open from May to November, depending on snow conditions.
Traveling in Bear Country
Historically, there has been a high level of bear activity at Onion Valley. A bear-proof locker is located at each site at Onion Valley Campground. All food and scented items must be stored in the lockers. All trash must be disposed of in the bear proof trash receptacles. Do not store food, trash or scented items in your vehicle.
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