Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile National Monument



The Monument features a 21-site first-come, first-served campground.

Campsites cost $16.00/night. This fee can be paid by cash or check in US Dollars. Credit cards are not accepted. (Please note that the campsite fee is in addition to the U.S. Forest Service transportation fee.)

Reservations are not available.

Operating Season:
The campground will open for the 2008 season on Saturday June 7th.  A closing date is yet to be determined at this time.

The campground features flush toilets and running water. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, firepit, and bear-proof locker. Showers and RV hook-ups are not available.

RVs & Campers:
Only a few of the monument's campsites can accomodate campers and trailers just over 30 feet in length. (On average, most site lengths range between 20 and 25 feet.) Anything larger than that is unadvisable. In addition, the small size of our campground and its two loops makes negotiating turns with an extra long vehicle nearly impossible.

Other Campgrounds in the Area:
Outside of the Monument, there are seven Forest Service campgrounds located within Reds Meadow Valley. From north to south, these are: Agnew Meadows, Agnew Meadows Group, Agnew Meadows Horse, Upper Soda Springs, Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Reds Meadow campgrounds.

All of these campgrounds are first-come, first-served with the exception of Agnew Group and Horse Camp as well as Pumice Group.

For more information on these campgrounds, please visit the Inyo National Forest website.

To make reservations for sites at Agnew Group and Horse Camp, as well as Pumice Group, please call Reserve USA at (877) 444-6777.


Wilderness permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry.

Although we encourage backpackers to acquire their wilderness permits from the Inyo National Forest, the staff at Devils Postpile can issue first come, first served permits for trips originating out of trailheads within Reds Meadow Valley.  These walk-in permits are free of charge.

Permits can be issued for the day of entry or the day before (starting at 11:00am). Reservations are not available through the Devils Postpile Ranger Station. Backcountry users interested in obtaining a reservation must contact the Inyo National Forest's Wilderness Permit Office at (760) 873-2485.

Bear cannisters are required for most destinations. Devils Postpile has a limited number of these available for rent for $3.00/day.

For the most current wilderness regulations, please call the Inyo National Forest's Wilderness Permit office at the number above or visit the Inyo National Forest's website.