California Camping Areas


Vermillion Camping Area, located in the Inyo National Forest of California, offers stunning views of the Sierras and the Mono Basin. The campground is located near several unique geological features, including the Mono Craters, Obsidian Dome, and Mono Lake.

The campground boasts amenities such as drinking water, toilets, and a picnic area. The campground operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and offers 13 campsites, each with a picnic table and fire ring.

One quirky fact about the area is that the Mono Lake ecosystem supports millions of migratory birds, including the California Gull, which is the official state bird of Utah.

The best time to visit Vermillion Camping Area is from late spring to early fall when temperatures range from 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, visitors should be prepared for changing weather conditions as temperatures can drop below freezing even in the summer months.

Overall, Vermillion Camping Area is a beautiful, secluded spot for nature lovers seeking stunning views and unique geological features. Get driving directions.


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Nearby Campgrounds

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Coldwater 75 9,000 ft
Sherwin Creek 85 7,551 ft
Lake George 15 9,048 ft
Pine City 10 8,937 ft
Jackass Meadow 48 7,170 ft
Old Shady Rest 46 7,809 ft
Lake Mary 51 8,948 ft
New Shady Rest 92 7,804 ft
Pumice Flat 4 7,660 ft
Vermillion 32 7,663 ft
Camp High Sierra Numerous 8,133 ft
Minaret Falls 26 7,609 ft
Trapper Springs Numerous 8,343 ft
Mono Hot Springs 28 6,555 ft
Soda Springs 29 7,690 ft
Devils Postpile 21 9,079 ft
Portal Forebay 10 7,179 ft
Badger Flat 15 8,244 ft
Pine Glen - Mammoth Lakes 18 7,773 ft
Reds Meadow 56 7,659 ft