When choosing a campsite, there are different factors you should consider. Still, ultimately, you’d want one that offers various places to visit and serves as a breather from the chaotic city life. Lee Vining is located in Mono County, California, and has an elevation of 8,000-9000 feet, giving it a cool climate. With the town’s perfect location as a jumpoff for different nearby spots, you can discover the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and see what nature has to offer, and enjoy the fresh air while exploring waterfalls, open spaces, sunrises, and wildlife. Here are some notable locations to consider visiting when you choose Lee Vining campgrounds:

Mono Lake

According to Leevining.com, the best spots that you would have to visit here are South Tufa and the County Park. Mono Lake has strange tufa towers, sandy beaches, vistas, enjoy the sight of birds, and swim in the dense, salty water. It is located north of Lee Vining and is just a short car ride away. Trip Advisor gave Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve a Traveler’s Choice Award 2020, which is given to attractions for consistently earning great reviews from travelers. 

Bodie Ghost Town

If you want a real wild west experience, then this is the place to be. The now deserted buildings once used to be filled with breweries and dance halls with memories of gambling, drinking, and shooting. Take a trip down the halls of lawless days back in the 1870s with this historic ghost town just 45 minutes away from Lee Vining. 

Yosemite National Park

Take a trip to the breathtaking waterfalls, learn about the history of the national park, explore granite cathedrals and many more sightseeing places to visit with your family. According to National Park Foundation, Yosemite is a 7-mile wide canyon famous for having the world’s tallest granite monolith, the El Capitan. It also houses the largest waterfall found in North America, the Yosemite Falls. The park is known for having some of the world’s biggest and oldest trees. It has giant sequoia trees that are estimated to be over 3,000 years old. 


Tioga Pass

Serving as the eastern entry point for Yosemite, the Tioga pass is also a worthwhile sight that deserves casual stops to experience its beauty and take breathtaking photos. Trip Advisor also awarded Tioga Pass with the Traveler’s Choice Award 2020. Enjoy the trip from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park when driving by Tioga Pass that reaches 10,000 feet.


Tuolumne Meadows

Unwind and clear your mind with fresh air and wide-open spaces. The Tuolumne Meadows stretches for nearly 2 miles and is surrounded by peaks and domes. With 8,600 feet, it is one of the highest-elevation meadows found in Sierra Nevada. When visiting during spring, the meadow is full of wildflowers and filled with green scenery. You can also visit the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center, which provides maps, guidebooks, and wilderness permits.

Lee Vining offers a relaxing environment; it has only less than 100 people in town, which is a great getaway from the busy life of the city. It serves as a peaceful campground without distractions and a perfect jumpoff point for different landmarks to visit. 


Here at Adventure in Camping, we provide premier trailer rental services for the Eastern Sierras since 1959! Let us help you make the most out of your camping experience so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. All you need to do is to browse our service area and select a campground, then choose a trailer floor plan that caters to your needs. Next is to request a quote for the vacation dates you prefer, and you are good to go! With our premier services and easy transaction, rent an RV and start your camping trip today with Adventure in Camping. Check out our website for more information, or contact us at (760) 935-4890 for more assistance. 


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