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Saddlebag Lake Campground Inyo National Forest California

Saddlebag Lake Overview

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Saddlebag Lake campground is located way up in the high-country at 10,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada mountain range next to the lake. There are 20 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. One group campsites is also available. Individual campsites are first-come, first-serve, but you can make group camping reservations.

The campground has potable water and vault toilets. Each campsite also has a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grate.

Group camping is also available at Trailhead Group (aka Saddlebag Lake Group) campground. It has 1 group site that accommodates up to 25 people.

All of the campsites have beautiful views of Saddlebag Lake and the surrounding mountains. The area offers fantastic fishing and hiking. Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.

Other nice campgrounds in the area include Moraine, Aspen (Aspen Grove), Big Bend, Ellery Lake Campground, Junction, Trumbull Lake and Tioga Lake.


First Come, First Served

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Lee Vining, California 93541
760 647-3044
Lat / Long:

37.9642, -119.2724

Best Campsites

4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 18

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

20 + 1 group


June – Mid October (weather permitting)



Saddlebag Lake Photos & Video

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Saddlebag Lake Comments & Reviews

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2 Comments on “Saddlebag Lake”

  1. Nick Rodriguez says:

    Good evening,
    I am interested in making a group campsite reservation for late June 2019.
    Any info guiding me on how to do this would be great.
    Thank you

    • Hi Nick,

      For the Saddlebag Lake Group campsite – click HERE to make group campsite reservations at the ‘Trailhead Group’ campsite (also known as Saddlebag Lake Group).

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