Mono Hot Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed

Mono Hot Springs Campground sits above Kaiser Pass in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for its hot mineral baths. The camp is divided into two sections that are separated by Mono Hot Springs Resort, and some sites are shaded by aspen and lodgepole pine. Each campsite has a picnic table, grill and bear-proof food storage locker. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not available at the camp but can be acquired along with other supplies at the general store at Mono Hot Springs Resort. Paved and dirt roads provided access to the campground and large RV's are not recommended on Kaiser Pass Road.

The campground sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet with many cliffs in the area. It makes a great base for exploring the nearby Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas or for simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery. The Mono Hot Springs area provides opportunities for fishing, birding, mountain biking, hiking and relaxing in the hot springs. Interpretive programs are offered at the campground on Friday nights during the summer.


At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) @ 1-877-444-6777 or Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of arrival.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $28.00 Single site
$56.00 Double sites
$10 fee for each additional vehicle.
During holidays fees increase $2 per site.
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum length of stay = 14 days
Maximum vehicle length = 25'
Maximum group size = 6 per site 2 Night Minimum on weekends. 3 Night Minimum on holidays. Reservations can be made by site.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire -
Information Center: or 1-877-444-6777 for reservations California Land Management for campground information. Dates of Operation: Open Memorial Day weekend through September (tentatively).   Closest Ranger Station  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 
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General Information

General Notes:

Mono Hot Springs Resort located adjacent to campground. General store, post office, and hot mineral baths.

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


Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue thru Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. At east end of the Huntington Lake turn right on the Kaiser Pass Road (at Eastwood Visitor Center). Travel 17 miles to the junction of Edison and Florence Lake roads. Turn left (towards Edison Lake) and travel 1.6 miles to the campground.



Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Wading is permitted in the San Joaquin River, which is known for its excellent fly fishing.

Day Hiking

Trailheads in the area include Devil's Table (5 miles) and Doris Lake (2 miles). The Mono Creek Trail connects Mono Hot Springs to Edison Lake, a hike of about 10 miles round-trip.



Camping trailer: Maximum length = 25'
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Total sites = 31
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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