Onion Valley Campground has 30 single-family campsites and sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet offering breathtaking views of the mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The campground is usually open mid-May to mid-October and is very close to Independence Creek and the John Muir Wilderness. The Kearsage Pass Trailhead is also 1/4 mile from the campground. Hikes/backpackers without a campsite reservation must park at the trailhead parking lot.
Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and small RVs. Seven of the campsites are walk-to, tent-only campsites (16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24 and 25). Each site also has a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grate. The campground has drinking water and flush toilets. Firewood is also available for sale from the campground host. Overflow parking is available. There is no cell service at the campground.
Outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, stargazing and wildlife viewing.
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Mid May – Mid October