Manzanar is located in the Owens Valley at 4,000' elevation, at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. We get little precipitation but we do have four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures can soar over 100 degrees. Winter highs are usually in the 40's. Nighttime temperatures year round are 30 to 40 degrees less than daytime highs. High winds are common in any season.
Did You Know?
Manzanar High School graduated 277 seniors in 1943, 181 in 1944, and 127 in 1945. Every year the graduates, their friends and families, hold a high school reunion.