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June Lake is a mesmerizing natural lake spanning over 320 acres, making it one of the largest lakes in the region. It is a popular spot among fishing enthusiasts, who come to experience its rich waters.
But June Lake is not just a fishing destination. It is also known for having some of the finest beaches in the Eastern Sierra area. Unlike any other lake in the “June Lake Loop,” June Lake boasts a beach suitable for a wide range of activities. It is quite extensive and offers ample parking space, and visitors can make use of a nearby store for added convenience.
The eastern shoreline of June Lake presents a stunning view of the beach with pumice and rocks, accompanied by a designated swimming area. The area was formed from volcanic activity, and the result is the spectacular beach that we see today, weathered from the water.
Sailing, canoeing, and kayaking are other famous activities at June Lake, thanks to its mile-and-a-half length, which provides numerous aquatic adventures.
To ensure a great time away in nature’s embrace, we’ll guide you through the top campgrounds around June Lake. We’ll highlight the features of each location and explore the fishing potential that these dazzling waters have to offer.
Discover the perfect getaway for your June Lake fishing and camping plans. Reach out to Adventure in Camping to explore our campground and RV rental options. Call (844) 385-1863 or fill out our website form now!
June Lake’s Top Fishing-Friendly Campgrounds
June Lake Campground is a traveler’s paradise for families and anglers due to its easy access to fishing, marina, and boat rentals. It is close to the Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Mono Lake.
The campsite is in a mixed aspen and pine forest above the eastern shoreline of June Lake. From several points within the campsite, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, which range from 11,000 to 12,000 feet in elevation. The campground itself is at an elevation of 7,600 feet. The mountains in the area are home to a diverse range of wildlife, including black bears, mule deer, and a variety of fish and bird species.
The campground is of moderate size, with sites scattered around a few overlapping loops. Drinking water, flush toilets, and bear-proof lockers for food storage are available.
Located walking distance from the community of June Lake, you’ll have easy access not only to trout fishing and other recreational activities, such as canoeing, boating, and walking, but also the charm of the small community of June Lake with shops, restaurants, and a great brewery — June Lake Brewing.
Nestled amidst the captivating scenery of the Ansel Adams Wilderness, the Silver Lake Campground is situated between Silver Lake and the towering mountain peaks of 11,000 and 12,000 feet. Silver Lake is located at an elevation of 7,200 feet and is home to a variety of wildlife species, including mule deer, trout, raccoons, the occasional black bear, and many species of birds.
This moderate-sized facility is well spread out. Some sites are near the creek, while others are near the lake, making it an excellent base for fishing, boating, picnicking, and photography. The campground has various amenities such as drinking water, flush toilets, showers, campfire rings, picnic tables, and bear-proof lockers. Some campsites are shaded by aspen and willow trees, while others are in open areas.
Rush Creek and Silver Lake border the facility, and June Lake is just a short drive away. These serene locations are a hotspot for anglers looking to catch rainbow trout, with boating permitted on Silver Lake, subject to a 10 mph speed limit.
The facility is conveniently located within walking distance of a small store, a great cafe (get your name in early for breakfast – well worth it!), a pack station, and a hiking trailhead.
Additionally, the town of June Lake, close by, offers various amenities. Hikers can easily access the Ansel Adams Wilderness via the area trails, and both Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park are bucket-list items for trips.
Oh Ridge Campground is another destination families and line casters love because of its awe-inspiring lake and mountain views. Many wildlife species call the mountains home, such as black bears, pikas, pine martens, and numerous fish and birds.
The campsites are in a mostly open area above the shoreline of June Lake. Despite a few scattered pine and aspen trees, the campground has little shade. The facility offers a majestic view of the 11,000 to 12,000-foot peaks from nearly every point. The campground’s elevation is 7,600 feet above sea level.
This campground offers several loops of campsites named after local animals. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, grills, picnic tables, and bear-proof lockers. Some campsites offer shade structures, which vary from site to site. Make sure to check when reserving if this is important to you. Remember, all Adventure in Camping trailers come with shade awnings!
Oh Ridge campers have luxurious opportunities to stay active. You can get yourself busy with swimming in the clear waters of the lake, fishing for rainbow and Alpers trout, and canoeing. Or you can take a walk to the Oh Ridge viewpoint, which is the namesake of the campground. This is also one of the few campgrounds where you can ride your off-road ATV and side-by-side vehicles right from the campground to miles of great trails.
The nearby resort has showers, basic groceries, and camping supplies, and the surrounding area is great for immersing yourself in nature. In case you’re in the mood for shopping and dining, head to the nearby town of June Lake.
Camping Tips for Anglers
Camping and fishing are two of the most enjoyable outdoor activities that offer a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. For anglers, camping near fishing spots is an ideal way to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Here are some helpful tips for making the most of your camping and fishing adventure:
- Responsible fishing: Practice catch and release to conserve fish populations and always follow local fishing regulations.
- Conserve the environment: Leave no trace and keep the campgrounds and fishing spots clean. Dispose of trash properly and use established fire rings.
- Proximity to fishing spots: Consider your preferences when choosing a campground. Are you a boat angler? Do you prefer shore fishing? Your choice of campground should align with your fishing style.
- Enjoy: Have a great time during your camping and fishing adventure. Savor the experience, appreciate the natural beauty, and make the most of your trip. Alone or with your loved ones, use the time to create (and snap) wonderful memories!
Jewels of June Lake: Have a Fishing and Camping Blast With Adventure in Camping
June Lake is a dream destination for nature lovers, bait and hook aficionados, or even those who simply want to escape the hustle and bustle of life. With its peaceful campgrounds, plenty of fishing opportunities, and astonishing landscapes, this Eastern Sierra gem promises unforgettable camping in the great outdoors.
And for nothing short of a terrific camping experience, Adventure in Camping offers RV rentals to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Contact us at (844) 385-1863 or send us a message to learn more about our top-of-the-line RV trailers and the beautiful June Lake camping options.
Reserve today and get ready for an amazing journey in the heart of nature!