California Camping Areas

Tioga Lake

Tioga Lake Camping Area is a serene and picturesque campground located in Mono County, California. The campground is situated near Tioga Lake and surrounded by stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The lake is just a short walk away from the campsites and offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating.

There are a number of points of interest nearby, including the famous Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park, which is just a few miles away. The area is also home to numerous hiking trails and scenic drives, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The campground amenities include vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, and drinking water. However, there are no hookups or showers available. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis and has 13 campsites available for tent camping.

An interesting fact about the area is that Tioga Lake was created by a glacier during the last ice age. The glacier carved out the basin and when it melted, the lake was formed.

The best time to visit Tioga Lake Camping Area is during the summer months when the temperatures are mild and the weather is sunny. Average daytime temperatures in the area range from 70-80°F during the summer. Visitors should be aware that the campground is at an elevation of over 9,500 feet, so temperatures can drop significantly at night. Get driving directions.


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