The National Park Service is looking at different ways to increase recreational river access for fishing, easy walking and scenic picnicking along the river. As part of this effort, Devils Postpile National Monument is considering the future of the park's 20-site campground.
The 20-site campground has been closed since 2016 to address infrastructure repairs, safety needs, and the impacts of intense winters. As a result, staff has had an opportunity to reconsider additional opportunities for the campground. The monument has limited and congested day-use facilities that do not meet the demands of the 135,000 annual visitors, while camping is readily available nearby in U.S. Forest Service campgrounds. Day users average 1,500 per day rising to 2,500 on weekends and holidays. The campground on the busiest day would have less than 100 people.
Other Campgrounds in the Area
Outside of the monument, there are five Forest Service campgrounds located within Reds Meadow Valley. From north to south, these are: Upper Soda Springs, Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, and Reds Meadow campgrounds. Sites in these campgrounds are $28 per site per night.
All of these campgrounds are first-come, first-served with the exception of the Pumice Flat Group, which is reservable via www.recreation.gov.
Last updated: March 12, 2023