Mono Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Mono Creek Campground is located in the High Sierras above Kaiser Pass. This quiet, remote campground is situated in a peaceful meadow near Mono Hot Springs at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Campsites are spacious, private and shaded by mature Ponderosa pines. Each campsite has a picnic table, grill and bear-proof food storage locker. No water source is available on-site, but potable water is available at the High Sierra Ranger Station. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Large RV's not recommended on Kaiser Pass Road.

Most recreational activities are centered around nearby Edison Lake, which serves as an excellent base for exploring the Ansel Adams or John Muir Wilderness Areas, and Mono Hot Springs where visitors can enjoy hot mineral baths. Visitors can participate in interpretive programs, hiking, trout fishing, boating and horseback riding.


At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $26.00 Single site
$52.00 Double site
$7 fee for each additional vehicle.
During holidays fees increase $2 per site.
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 25'
Maximum group size = 6 per site Reservations muxt be made at least 3 days in advance of arrival. 2 night minimum on weekends. 3 night minimum on holidays.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault,
Operated By: Concessionaire - California Land Management
Information Center: High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Rd
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
(559) 855-5355    Hearing Impaired
California Relay Service 711
Open: Monday-Friday
Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm 
For more information click here.

General Information


Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue through Shave Lake to Huntington Lake. At east end of Huntington Lake turn right on Kaiser Pass Road (at Eastwood Visitor Center). Travel 17 miles to Edison Lake Road. Turn left (towards Edison Lake) and travel 4.5 miles to campground.

General Notes:

Limited supplies and pay showers are available at the Vermillion Valley Resort, approximately 15 minute drive.

This is Bear Counrty. Please store food properly and don't feed the bears. Bring mosquito repellent.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Day Hiking

The Mono Creek Trail, which can be accessed at Edison Lake, leads hikers and horseback riders to the network of trails within the John Muir Wilderness. This includes the scenic Pacific Crest Trail, which spans from Mexico to Canada.



Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length = 25'
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Total sites = 14
Toilets: Vault, handicap accessible

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Accessibility
    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many recreation opportunities for everyone to experience the great outdoors.


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