California Camping Areas


Tucked away in the Inyo National Forest, the Tuff Camping Area is a natural oasis in the heart of California. The area is known for its breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which are visible from nearly every campsite. Nearby, campers can explore the ancient volcanic formations of the Mono Craters or take a dip in the hot springs at Benton Crossing.

The campsite itself offers a range of amenities, including picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets, though there is no potable water available on site. With only five first-come-first-serve campsites, this campground is perfect for those who seek a more intimate camping experience.

One quirky fact about the area is that it was formed by volcanic activity over 700,000 years ago, leaving behind unique tuff rock formations that make for great hiking and exploring.

The best time of year to visit is during the summer months when average temperatures range from the mid-70s during the day to the mid-40s at night. The campground is located at an elevation of 7,400 feet, so be sure to come prepared for cooler nighttime temperatures. Overall, the Tuff Camping Area is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a peaceful retreat in the stunning landscape of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Get driving directions.


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