The state of California is filled with beautiful hidden treasures when it comes to great outdoor adventure spots. One of these great finds is the June Lake Loop. Sitting at about 7,000 – 7,500 feet of elevation and located directly to the east of Yosemite National Park and to the north of the Sierra National Forest, the June Lake Loop is a great getaway location. All year long this area offers adventurers an exciting playground of opportunities.
There are ten different campsite options located along the June Lake Loop with varying capacities for each one. We are going to highlight a few of our most popular June Lake Loop campsite locations and their surroundings.
The campsite at Oh! Ridge is a very popular favorite for visitors of the June Lake Loop. It is located right along the June Lake Beach, which makes for some beautiful views and photo opportunities. This site offers 140 campsites, so there are plenty of spacious options, but remember to reserve a spot online because this favorite fills up quick. Oh! Ridge is a great place to kick back with a fishing pole, but if you’re craving something a little more active, do not worry; you will find great active options here as well. Oh Ridge offers breathtaking hiking trails with great views overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains.
One of the great attractions to this area is that it provides a wonderful alternative to the popular Yosemite National Park. In the National Parks you will often be competing with a crowd of people to reserve a camp spot and your peaceful getaway in nature can feel like an overcrowded shopping mall experience. Out here you will find a lot of the same beautiful attractions, but you will not be fighting the crowds quite as much.
Silver Lake Resort
A little farther along the June Lake Loop heading northward, you will find the Silver Lake Resort. This family owned and operated resort is another absolute favorite for a beautiful Yosemite National Park alternative. This beautiful resort right on the peaceful Silver Lake offers 85 campsites at the resort and there are an additional 65 sites just a little farther down the road at the reservable campgrounds. This area provides breathtaking views with massive mountain rock faces surrounding the lake. Many people enjoy renting a boat or kayak and enjoying the beauty of Silver Lake and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in learning about fly fishing at all, the family that operates the resort offer classes, so you can pick up a new skill on your getaway adventure.
Grant Lake Marina
The third lake found along the June Lake Loop in Grant Lake. This is located the farthest northward and is one of the larger of the three lakes. The Grant Lake Marina is a great place to bring your boat and enjoy some snacks and refreshments before getting back out on the water. You will find some great photo opportunities here as well, so make sure you always have your camera ready with a waterproof case!