OH RIDGE CAMPGROUND (JUNE LAKE)

Campsite:  OH RIDGE CAMPGROUND

Geographic Location:  EASTERN SIERRAS – BETWEEN MAMMOTH AND MONO LAKE

Type of Campground: STATE CAMPGROUND

Experience Level: GREAT FOR BEGINNERS AND FAMILIES

(All ratings are based on a 1-5 system. 1=Horrible 5=Amazing)

Pet Friendly:(5) YES – DOGS CAN SWIM IN THE LAKE!

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Stella taking a potty break
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Stella properly enjoying the lake

Family Friendly:(4) SURE IS- LOTS OF FAMILY ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS STORES AND RESTAURANTS NEAR BY JUST IN CASE

Cleanliness: (4) CAMPGROUND IS CLEAN AND RESTROOMS WERE FINE. FELT LIKE PRESTINE NATURE AT THE LAKE BEACH

Noise Level: (5) THERE ARE SOME FAMILIES, BUT OVERALL IT IS NICE AND QUIET AND YOU CAN HEAR NATURE AT NIGHT

Restrooms: (3.5) RESTROOMS WITH FLUSH TOILETS AND RUNNING WATER. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?

Campsite Space: (4) OFTEN SPACIOUS CAMPSITES WITH ROOM FOR SEVERAL TENTS.

Shade/Sun: (3) NOT A LOT OF TREES FOR SHADE AND CAN GET HOT DURING SUMMER

Ground: (4) DIRT – VERY FLAT

Bugs/Critters/Wildlife: (4) TYPICAL SIERRAS – THERE CAN BE SOME MOSQUITOES, WHICH CAN GET BAD AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR. THIS IS ALSO BEAR COUNTRY SO USE THE LOCKERS.

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The campground has some serious beauty, but not a lot of shade

Amenities:

  • FLUSH TOILETS
  • WATER SPIGOTS THROUGHOUT CAMPGROUND
  • FIRE PITS 
  • WOODEN PICNIC BENCHES
  • LAKE ACCESS
  • BBQ GRILLS
  • PAVED ROADS  
  • 2 MARINAS WITH BOAT RENTALS AND FISHING NEARBY
  • WALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS IN TOWN
  • BEAR LOCKERS
  • A SHORT ROAD TRIP AWAY TO MANY COOL SITES LIKE MONO LAKE AND CAN DAY TRIP TO YOSEMITE AS WELL
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Enjoying a hike at nearby Panum Crater

Comments from the “Chix”

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Our overall impression of this campground was that the big draw to this campground was the pristine lake. It can get hot during summer so having a lake with boating, fishing, swimming and dog-friendly swimming is great. It is also conveniently situated sort of in the middle of the Eastern Sierra attractions with Mammoth to the south and Mono Lake and the entrance to Yosemite to the north. This, combined with the nearby amenities, makes it a great family-friendly and pet-friendly option in the area.
Pros: This campground tends to have more availability than other campgrounds so you can snag a spot on last-minute trips. It also has flush toilets and drinking water, as well as shops and restaurants a walk away for when you need a break from nature. The biggest pro is the lake and the recreation that comes with it. Its beautiful, its dog-friendly and you can swim, fish or boat.
Cons: It can get hot here during summer! Oh and it snows during winter. I think the lack of shade is what makes it less popular than other nearby campgrounds, but at least there is refuge in the water.
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Stella trying to find shade
Tips: Bring some sort of shade with you if you can. Also bring a bathing suit and fishing gear if you have it. And of course, as always, use those bear lockers!
Again thanks to Andy Orr for some of these photos!

Link to reserve your spot at Oh Ridge Campground

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