Onion Valley

National Campground
  • Primitive camping
  • Tent


This quiet campground is set amidst breathtaking scenery of rugged mountain peaks, thick forests and waterfalls in the Onion Valley area of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its location on the creek and proximity to the John Muir Wilderness make it a popular hub for hikers, anglers, photographers and those who want to relax in a peaceful, natural setting. Trailers are not recommended; tent trailers are permissible. Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers and remove all food from area after eating; do not leave food in car; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals; campground is patrolled at night by security teams during periods of high bear activity. Extra vehicle fee of $7 collected upon arrival. Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for both day and overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system.

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  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Food Locker
  • Restroom


  • Pet Friendly

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Onion Valley


Independence, , California,