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?
Ansel Adams photographed the camp and in 1944 published a book. It was poorly received and sparked protests at the time. The book, Born Free and Equal, has recently been republished.