Lower Virginia Creek Primitive Campground, Lee Vining, CA

Bridgeport Ranger District

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Free Camping Near Virginia Lakes, CA

Lower Virginia Creek Primitive Campground is a free, developed campground offered by Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 22 campsites with fire rings and bear boxes, there are several sites taht can accommodate large trailers or motorhomes. The campground is located along Lower 139 Campground Rd (also known as Forest Road 32139).


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Bridgeport Ranger District

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

District Office

Tel: (760) 932-7070

Official campground webpage


GPS: 38.0641, -119.2266

Elevation: 9,160 feet

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max stay: 14 days in any 30 day consecutive period

Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, bear boxes, vault toilets

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Camping at Lower Virginia Creek Primitive Campground

Known for its rustic campsites with fire rings inside a Jeffrey Pine Forest, Lower Virginia Creek Primitive Campground offers free accommodations for those seeking recreational activities at Virginia Lakes.

With 22 campsites, many of which are large enough for full-sized RVs, it’s a popular campground that’s often difficult to get into during summers and weekends. The campground is only 28 miles from the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park, and only 15.5 miles to the town of Lee Vining.

Access into the campground starts at Virginia Lakes Rd at Highway 395, which is paved until you reach Lower 139 Campground Rd, which is firm-packed gravel, suitable for any 2WD vehicle. The road through the campground remains smooth for large, low-clearance trailers.

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