30 RV Parks near Lee Vining, California
Sep 2010 - $10.00
This is a really nice Forest Service campground. There are 17 sites available for tents or RVs. There is also a campground host site, and the host was really nice. It's bear country and bear proof lockers are available and must be used, unless you want to risk a fine, and a bear! There is a nice stream that runs along the campground, and there is evidently good fishing (trout), as evidenced by one of our neighboring campers, who have gotten the same site for 3 years in a row. Obviously they love this campground as much as we did. There is no dump station, but there is one just west of Lee Vining at the gas station on 120. There is a $5 dump fee, unless you fill with gas, then it's free. Campground rate reflects Senior Pass rate. - jbarry130
May 2015 - $7.00
We stayed here back in 2011 and nothing much has changed since then. This is a basic USFS campground. The layout is rather confusing and the roads through the campground wind around in an unpredictable way. There are plenty of sites to choose from, whether you want to be down near the creek, out in the open or tucked into a grove of little aspen trees. The beauty of this campground is its proximity to Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake. There is one vault toilet facility (not being kept very clean on our latest visit). There are no hook-ups and no dump station. It now costs $10 to dump at the gas station in Lee Vining. Make sure you come with your own supply of potable water as there is no water available in the campground. - BruceandKathyWA
Jun 2013 - $7.00
A forest service campground, so no services. We loved it. Could hear Lee Vining Creek rushing over the rocks. Short walk to the creek. Site 1 (we had this one) is a great pull-through with lots of privacy. Close to town and close to Yosemite National Park, though not the valley, and Mono Lake. We paid $7.00 with a Golden Age card. Would most definitely stay here again. Very relaxing. - ChrisnMarv
Sep 2012 - $14.00
Nicely treed and next to a small stream, but no water. Permanent vault toilet was clean, but need a flashlight. Porta potties not so nice, but closer to most sites since the campground is along a linear arrangement. Campground sign is easy to miss and the name of the campground is not visible from the road. Public water is along hwy 120 before the campground turnoff. Be sure to try out the gourmet fare at the Mobil station at the corner of Hwy 395 and 120. The Whoa Nellie Deli was great enough for us to return twice. Good place to check out Mono Lake and the Tioga Pass. - Thunderboldt
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Super friendly staff, provided lots of info on area. Conveniently located in Lee Vining, overlooking Mono Lake (hence the name...) just below Yosemite's beautiful Tioga Pass. Park is quiet, despite the fact it sits right on highway 395. Most of the sites are shaded. We pulled in without a reservation, parked in site 32 (water&elec only) which was spacious enough for our 30 ft motorhome but I think it's the only one not leveled... - Palom1
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Very clean park, very nice staff, gravel with grass sides. Nice view, although we were on the corner, nearest the exit with a mostly clear view to the north. Wifi should be included, and if they are going to put a cable hookup at the site, it should work with at least a few channels. - Sparksrick
Sep 2017 - $34.00
We had a backin site with full hookups. Had cable but not a lot of channels. It didn't work at first but they came right over and fixed it. There is grass around the sites but they want you to take your dog to the dog walk area. That would be ok if it was a bigger grassy area but it's just a path basically. No wifi but Verizon worked and we have an unlimited plan. Laundry room was clean. You have to use high heat on the dryers and they still take forever. It's 30 minutes for $1.00 but it takes at least an hour for a normal size load. It's a short walk to the little town. Friendly people in the office. Their showers and laundry are open to the public until 6 pm. - Patricia57
Sites: 20 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Jul 2012 - $8.00
This is a rustic US Forest Service campground located at 10,000 feet. It is one of the closest parks to Bodi State Historic park. The camp host was helpful and they take the federal senior pass. Have vault toilets and no showers. They do have water. A steep climb for RVs so only smaller ones recommended. Quiet and abundant fishing in several lakes. They do have bears. A great rustic campground if you like high altitudes! - Old Detective
Aug 2013 - $12.00
Host was very helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful dry camp with about 20 sites high in the Sierra, (about 8000'). Very, very scenic and just 2 miles from Yosemite east entrance (Tioga Pass). - BigGreekGuy
Sep 2017 - $20.00
Not well known. No internet, no phone, no electricity (they are off grid) BUT there is water a sewer at each site. Lots of trees for shade. Mostly all level gravel spots. Short walk to the lake shore where you can actually catch fish. Gens can run till 10 PM. Most don't. Monthlies available. Very short open season due to road closures in the winter. Closes 1st week in Oct. due to temperatures freezing water system ( on a spring). Opens in spring after the snow melts. Really a nice place with helpful folks. Office not occupied all day long. Very laid back here. - Cliffy
Jun 2016 - $7.00
Perhaps the greatest views you will see from any campground, but also, very sad to see that it's potential is not realized. It's billed as an RV only, emergency overflow campground. Strictly for dry camping. For years, we tried to stay here again, but were told it was "overflow only." Then this year, with the nearby Silverlake campground closed due to repaving, the rangers at Mono Lake, said we could use it. There's a 3 night maximum and we were by ourselves both nights except a small rig pulled into the campground the second night. You are parking on asphalt with no facilities, but again, the soaring cliffs and views are beyond belief. Nobody came around to collect our pay envelopes, and in fact, the tube for your payment can be unscrewed by anybody on the bottom and taken. There needs to be somebody checking on the place once in a while. Nearby there is stunning hiking, boating in June Lake. Supplies available in Mammoth Mountain or Lee Vining. We were somewhat hesitant to go off and leave our rig because nobody at all was around. Would have been better to have a camp host or somebody else nearby. The site numbers on the pavement are all worn off. Because we feel strongly that this area should be used by more and allowed to be used, we hand carried our two payment stubs and checks to the Mammoth Mountain visitor center and gave them to the ranger. He seemed perplexed as well and said he would put the checks in the safe. A tough site to catch when it's open, but awesome. - elduque
Apr 2017 - $28.00
We have a 40' motorhome and found it relatively easy to navigate through the park. Interior roads are asphalt, as are the sites. The sites are close together, although they are separated by small shrubs. This campground has flush toilets, but is dry camping otherwise. I don't know if there were showers. There is a dump station at the park. There are a number of loops in this campground. If you're towing, it's probably best to unhook and ride around in the different loops to find a site. While there are some level spaces, many are not level and many are short. Most spaces don't have a view of the lake. There is a picnic table and grill at each site, along with a bear box. For what this campground offers, we thought it was overpriced. We don't plan to return. - Guinness
Jul 2016 - $25.00
If your idea of camping is barking dogs, loud music, cramped spots, telephone poles and lines, dune buggies, and generators running from 6 AM until 10 PM then this is the place for you!
Me? No to the out of control campers, the generators and the urban atmosphere of what could be a serene and gorgeous place. Such a shame - much better places elsewhere in the Eastern Sierra. - SouthwestDude
Jul 2016 - $13.00
We have stayed here for many years. The park has sites for all lenghts. Our site was very level and long enough for our 40 ft. motor home and toad. We had a view of June Lake and Carson peak. Water for rv's is available in each loop. Dump station available as you depart. Our site was very open which we lIke for our roof top satellite. - signaloil
May 2017 - $41.00
No AAA discount. Cash only was required for check-in. Credit cards and personal checks were not accepted. Access to small campsites was over very rough stone roads. Our 39' RV with slides barely fit into the site assigned to us. The park had lots of empty spaces that would have been more suitable , but the unfriendly owner couldn't bother to help us. This visit is the first, and will be the last. - Gamble
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Needs better staff and management. Getting a reservation is hard to make, they take no credit card or debt card; cashier check or money order only. There was no hot water in the showers for 4 days, and if you use to much power,the circuit would shut down.
When we called to complain that the circuit was broken they said the problem was in our RV. Very bad service. I found out by talking to the staff that they were very understaffed. - hurrem
May 2016 - $38.00
This is an old park with some redeeming aspects but otherwise not on our list of places to revisit anytime soon.
First the positives: The bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities were clean and functional. After reading past reviews, we were pleasantly surprised.
On the negative side, the park could do with selective culling of some pine trees. Our 31' RV barely fit between several trees and we couldn't back in far enough to connect the sewer hose without an extension. There wasn't room for our toad so we parked it in the common area next to our space. The spaces are dirt that got tracked in no matter how careful we were. We lost power for about 20 minutes one night. The worst issue was the pine sap everywhere. It was caked onto the bottom of our shoes, tracked into the RV, on our cat's paws and all over the roof including the solar panel.
Each space had a (cracked) concrete patio, a (old, rickety) picnic table and a washer tub as a fire pit.
Others may find Pine Cliffs fine for their needs but we were underwhelmed. Alcohol doesn't touch the pine tar. You'll need some sort of solvent like Goof Off or the like. Be sure to arrive with a full propane tank because, as of 5/28/16, they were charging $3.89 per gallon. - LMandTinView
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Love this RV park. Spaces are a little tight but that's made up for by the great customer service. Great fishing lake, boat rentals, hiking trails. Wildlife viewing is awesome. Every time we go, there are more improvements to the park. This is their 100th year so it's quite rustic and even though it's been modernized, they try to keep the rustic appearance. Cabins are available as well as an outstanding restaurant. Try the biscuits and gravy, the best I've ever had. - User3492
Aug 2015 - $36.00
We stayed here for 4 nights. Upon arrival the gentleman at the office directed us to park and unhook. He then used a forklift to put our travel trailer into the designated spot. The site was level on gravel and a cement slab with a picnic table. All the sites had full hookups and were clean. Staff were nice and accommodating. We ate breakfast on two mornings at the cafe. Never had an issue getting a table, but you need to get there when they open. The food was excellent and attached to the store, which was stocked with anything you may have forgotten at home. On one of the nights there was a commotion with a couple who was in another RV. The sheriff's were called and there was nothing staff could have done to prevent this. Other than that we had a great stay. Make sure you have satellite TV or bring a lot of DVD's since there was no cable/local TV or wifi. Cell service was very spotty at best. We walked across the street and fished most of the time and caught some good sized trout. If you go in the morning to fish get there early since the shore gets busy with anglers or rent a boat. We would stay here again. - Austinp
Jun 2015 - $34.00
All sites are back-in and very close together. The Camp Host had to use a forklift to park our fifth wheel. In fact, he had to used forklift to park quite a few fifth wheels during our stay. The sites are dirt and gravel with concrete pad and surprisingly level. Fire and BBQ facility is available at a centralized location. Try to avoid sites on Row A, C, and E unless you like the heat from the afternoon sun. Afternoon shines right into the door of the rig at the aforementioned rows. Securing loose items outside is a good habit to get into as the wind can get quite strong at night. Be prepared with your own hot spot as there is no Wi-Fi available here. There is a $10 cash deposit to get the key to the bathroom and shower. Laundry is $2 per wash and $.75 to dry. We camped here two weeks for fishing and didn't find any fish. We won't be coming back again. - gartail