Aspen Grove Campground

Inyo National Forest

Lee Vining Creek

Aspen Grove Campground, Lee Vining Creek, CA

Aspen Grove Campground

Mono Lake Area
Attractions and Activities

For those camped at Aspen Grove Campground, stunning Mono Lake is only a short drive away. Mono Lake's beauty and wildlife beckons visitors from around the country. Up and down the Lee Vining Canyon are other wonderful places to visit.

  • Begin at the Mono Lake Visitor Center.
  • Drive south to view Mono Craters.
  • Try your luck fly fishing in Rush Creek.
  • The beautiful June Lake Loop is only a few miles to the south.
  • Join naturalist-led walks at Mono Lake.
  • Canoe or kayak on Mono Lake.
  • Hike to the historic mining site of Bennettville with all buildings and mines.
  • Picnic at Tioga or Ellery lake close to the east entrance to Yosemite National Park.
  • Spend the day at nearby Lundy Lake or the beautiful Virginia Lakes.
  • Visit Bodie State Historic Park

Key Aspen Grove Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours: run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets per campsite
  4. To avoid problems with bears, keep food in bear-proof lockers.

Aspen Grove Campground

Aspen Grove Campground is along beautiful Lee Vining Creek as it wends its way down from the high peaks of Yosemite's eastern boundary. Only about 10 miles from Yosemite, the campground is popular with those who failed to find campsites in Tuolumne Meadows. Aspen Grove Campground is set among pines, aspens, and willows.

Aspen Grove Campground boasts 56 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. All the sites are first-come, first-served. Some creek-side sites are close together; others, such as the site by the waterfall at the western end of the campground (shown below), are well separated.

Campground Basics
Aspen Grove Campground Location: On Poole Power Plant Road, 2 miles off Highway 120, nine miles east of Tioga Pass
Elevation: 7,700 feet
Mileage/ Driving Times: Modesto - 144 miles, 3:25
Reno - 144 miles, 2:46
Number of Campsites: 56
Open - Closed: Late April through mid-0ctober
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Inyo National Forest
Information -
Inyo NF, Bishop
(760) 873-2400

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but some sites are accessible
Fees: $14 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Aspen Grove Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Portable toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Aspen Grove Campground: Yosemite National Park, Saddlebag Lake, Mono Lake, 20 Lakes Basin, June Lake Loop, Lee Vining Canyon

Aspen Grove Campground, Lee Vining Creek, CA

Aspen Grove Campground

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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