Saddlebag Campground

Saddlebag Campground, California

At 10,087 feet, Saddlebag Campground is the highest drivable campground in California. This high-country campground is within walking distance of Saddlebag Lake. Many of the campsites have fantastic views of the lake located below. The beautiful alpine lake is popular for fishing. Other than fishing, there are many great hikes in the area including the 20 Lakes Basin.


Single sites: $24 per night
Group site: $110 per night

Reservations are not accepted for single sites. Reservations for the group site can be made by visiting or by calling (877) 444-6777.

Season / Opening and Closing Dates

July through September



From Highway 395 in Lee Vining, turn west on State Route 120 (Tioga Pass). Continue on State Route 120 (Tioga Pass) for 9.9 miles to reach Saddlebag Lake Road. Turn right on Saddlebag Lake Road. Continue on Saddlebag Lake Road for 2.4 miles to reach the turn off for the campground on the right. (PR)

GPS Coordinates: 37.964282,-119.271138


Nearby Campgrounds

Sawmill Walk-in Campground - 0.46 miles away
Junction Campground - 2.09 miles away
Ellery Camp Campground - 2.32 miles away
Tioga Lake Campground - 2.7 miles away
Big Bend Campground - 4.02 miles away
Aspen Campground - 4.93 miles away
Lundy Canyon Campground - 5.99 miles away
Moraine Campground - 6.51 miles away
Lower Lee Vining Campground - 6.87 miles away

Nearby Fishing

Saddlebag Lake - 0.26 miles away
Ellery Lake - 2.71 miles away
Tioga Lake - 2.86 miles away
Lundy Lake - 5 miles away
Virginia Lakes - 5.72 miles away
Virginia Creek - 6.09 miles away
Lee Vining Creek - 6.98 miles away
Mill Creek - 7.66 miles away