Reds Meadow Campground

Inyo National Forest

Nearby Red's Meadow Resort

Reds Meadow Campground, Inyo National Forest, CA

Reds Meadow Campground

Devils Postpile
Attractions and Activities

Those camped at Reds Meadow Campground are close to the Devils Postpile and Reds Meadow with a variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer unless you have a camping reservation, visitors must take the Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort into the area.

  • Explore the geologic wonders of Devils Postpile National Monument.
  • At Red's Meadow Resort join a trail ride to Rainbow Falls, eat at the Mule House Cafe, or just take advantage of their showers.
  • Fish in the river, Sotcher Lake or Starkweather Lake.
  • Hike 5 miles into the Ansel Adams Wilderness to Garnet Lake, or hike a few miles on the famous John Muir Trail.
  • Visit beautiful Minarets Falls.
  • Stop in a Minaret Summit viewpoint for spectacular views of the Ritter Range.

Key Reds Meadow Campground Regulations

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

Reds Meadow Campground

Reds Meadow Campground is located off Minaret Summit Road near Red's Meadow Resort, a short distance southeast of Devils Postpile National Monument. The campground is popular with hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail who have stopped in at Red's Meadow Resort to pick up supplies. The resort has a small store and a restaurant. They also operate a pack station which offers trail rides to Rainbow Falls and other destinations.

Reds Meadow Campground has 52 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The campground is first come, first served. While some campsites are rather close together and lacking in privacy, others are tucked in among the trees. There is a 14-night limit for stays at Reds Meadow Campground.

A narrow access road leads to Reds Meadow Campground. While camping here drivers may bypass the Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus, but are still required to pay a $10 entrance fee. The shuttle only operates in summer.

Campground Basics
Reds Meadow Campground Location: Off Minaret Summit Road near Red's Meadow, southeast of Devils Postpile National Monument
Elevation: 7,700 feet
Mileage/ Driving Times: Sacramento - 249 miles, 4:52
Reno - 182 miles, 3:42
Los Angeles - 325 miles, 5:19
Number of Campsites: 52
Open - Closed: Mid-June through mid-September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (760) 647-3044

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #9, 11, 12, 22, 25, 26, 28, 43, 48, 50, 52
Fees: $23 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Reds Meadow Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: At Red's Meadow Resort
Dump station: No
Attractions near Reds Meadow Campground: Devils Postpile National Monument, Sotcher Lake, Red's Meadow Resort, Ansel Adams Wilderness, hiking, horseback riding, fishing

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

Reds Meadow Campground,Inyo National Forest, CA

Reds Meadow Campground

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