Onion Valley Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Onion Valley campground has 29 campsites and is located next to a stream. Sites up to 25 feet long. Firewood for sale in campground.

No water available.

Onion Valley Area Campgrounds Guide (pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: ...
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
Fees $25.00 per night.
Open Season: ...
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Active bear area, bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").
Closest Towns: Independence, CA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Interagency Visitor Center (760) 876-6200

General Information


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.

General Notes:

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.

For more information about traveling in bear bear country,  click here...

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