Agnew Meadows Group Campground is located in the Reds Meadow Valley section of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, just west of the full-service community of Mammoth Lakes, California. Popular with large families, this group camping facility provides access to some of the most spectacular wilderness in the Sierras and many outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fishing, hiking and photography.
Devils Postpile National Monument and the famous Ansel Adams Wilderness are nearby, and a pack station with horseback riding tours and supplies is just down the road.
The campground sits in a lodgepole pine forest surrounded by high mountain peaks, adjacent to creeks and a small lake. The elevation is 8,400 feet. Spring and early summer wildflower displays bring even more color to the landscape.
Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.
This campground is a great base camp for hiking the area's many trails. Within a few miles, campers will find the High Trail, Shadow Creek Trail and River Trail, all open to hiking and horseback riding. Trailheads to the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail are in the vicinity. Hikers are required to ride a shuttle to the trailheads.
Fishing enthusiasts can try for trout in the many area lakes or the North Fork of the San Joaquin River.
This facility offers sites that can accommodate groups of up to 10 and 20 people. It is adjacent to the main Agnew Meadows Campground and Horse Camp. The road to the facility is narrow, single-lane and only open in summer.
The area is close to Devils Postpile National Monument and the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Both areas have trails, unparalleled photographic opportunities and are great day trips.
Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort has a general store and cafe. The trailhead for Rainbow Falls also begins near Reds Meadow.
Devils Postpile National Monument
Ansel Adams Wilderness
- Access road to group campground is unimproved; not recommended for trailers or RVs due to narrow width
- A Forest Service access fee must be paid; call 760-924-5500 for more information
- Mosquitoes can be abundant in early to mid summer; campers should come prepared
- This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
- Campground usually not clear of snow until late May or early June
- Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in food storage lockers and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals
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This facility is operated by Inyo Recreation. Comments are appreciated; see campground hosts or access comment forms online
Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE
if you are interested in more information on these permits.
Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 924-5500, or the Mono Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 647-3044.
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