Leavitt Meadows Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Leavitt Meadow

Leavitt Meadows Campground, Humboldt_Toiyabe National Forest, CA

Leavitt Meadows Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Attractions

Campers at the Leavitt Meadows Campground in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest on the east side of Sonora Pass find many great places to explore.

  • Fish the West Walker River, Poore Lake, Secret Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and Lane Lake.
  • Hike up the trail into the Hoover Wilderness.
  • Take a trail ride or arrange an overnight packtrip with Leavitt Meadows Pack Station. They know all the best places to camp in the Hoover Wilderness.
  • Follow the emigrant trail up through Pickel Meadow and across into Leavitt Meadow.
  • Drive a few miles up the pass to a turnout to a viewpoint for Leavitt Falls.
  • Mountain bike along a network of logging roads
  • Take your 4-wheel drive vehicle up the road to Leavitt Lake.
  • Drive down to the scenic Bridgeport Valley. Visit Twin Lakes.
  • Make a scenic drive up over Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows.

Key Leavitt Meadows Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  2. To avoid problems with bears. please store all foods, soap, and garbage in bear boxes.
  3. Keep dogs on leash at all times.

Leavitt Meadows Campground

Leavitt Meadows Campground is beside the West Walker River in beautiful Leavitt Meadow. Two-mile long Leavitt Meadow is in the Eastern Sierra at the foot of Sonora Pass, 24 miles west of Bridgeport. Many visitors to the area enjoy fishing in the river and hiking into the adjacent Hoover Wilderness. Sparkling mountain lakes and cascading streams are within reach of day hikers. A bridge spans the West Walker River providing access to the main trails into the wilderness.

Leavitt Meadows Campground offers 16 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Some of the sites are along the river. Jeffrey Pines provide partial shade for many of the campsites; others are more exposed.

Leavitt Meadow was named after Hiram Leavitt who opened a hostelry there in the 1860s.

Leavitt Meadows Campground Basics
Leavitt Meadows Campground Location: Highway 108, 17 miles west from Highway 395
Elevation: 7,130 feet
Miles from gateway city: Sonora - 73 miles
Carson City - 71 miles
Campground Open: April through mid-October
Number of Sites: 16
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Max. Vehicles per Site: 2, fee for 2nd vehicle
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Bridgeport Ranger District: (760) 932-7070

No Reservations The campground is first-come, first-served.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Some sites are accessible
Fees: $20 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Leavitt Meadows Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grills, food storage boxes
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Leavitt Meadows Campground: Fish along the West Walker River. Hike to nearby Secret Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and Lane Lake. Take a trail ride with Leavitt Meadows Pack Station. One of their trail rides will take you to a waterfall on the West Walker River. For more about recreation around Sonora Pass see Sonora Pass Vacations.

Leavit Meadow bridge, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, CA

Bridge at Leavitt Meadows Campground

General Camping Information

When making reservations be sure that your vehicle will fit in the space indicated on the reservations website.
For campground purposes, a vehicle is any equipment that is required to be licensed/registered. This includes RVs, trailers, cars/trucks, boat/car trailer, motorcycle/atv, etc. Vehicles parked in a truck or on a trailer are not counted separately.

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