Vehicle Camping

Twenty-three lettered spaces (A through W) are reserved for vehicle camping. Along the loop, most spaces enjoy a great view overlooking the Valley while a few are nestled into the trees. Availability may be limited by mud or snow, so please call to check on conditions, especially from November through early-May. Sites I through K are often closed in the winter months. Several sites are near electrical outlets.

No Pull-through sites ~ No Hook-ups ~ No Dump Stations ~ No Use of Generators ~ No Fires
(sound carries everywhere here and generators can be heard in every campsite and pond!)

Please limit or shield artificial lights and noise so all can fully enjoy the tranquil beauty.

What we DO have...
Spectacular Views ~ Clean Air and Pure Water ~ Beautiful Sunsets ~ Incredible Starry Nights ~ 24-hour access to Pools and Ponds

Visitor Guidelines and Map

The vehicle camping area is mostly out in the open, though there are some shady spots on the east side of the loop. Many sites - particularly those on the west side overlooking the valley - have dramatic views. All sites have a picnic table. Campfires are not permitted at individual campsites due to chronic drought conditions and fire safety concerns. There is a large fire pit and free firewood in the Picnic Pavilion in the center of the Vehicle Camping Loop. Campers have use of all facilities including the Oak House kitchen and dining area. Though the loop is designed for campers, trailers, and RVs, you may tent camp here though you must specifically reserve a Vehicle site (not a Tent site). Checkout time for campsites is 12:00 pm, though all overnight guests may use the hot springs facilities until 10:00 pm on the day of their departure.

There is a nightly charge for each Vehicle sites in addition to the nightly per adult admission fee. See Rates.

Vehicle Camping - Teresa Seitz Vehicle Camping Outlets - Scott McCumber Vehicle Camping Sites - Teresa Seitz

 


 

Site "A"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

The closest vehicle campsite to the Oak House
Small, not very private



 


Sites "B - C - D"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? Yes
Nearby Electric? Yes - 10-50 feet

Three adjacent sites on a large, sloped, flat area
Good access to electricity, excellent views, not very private


 


Site "E"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? Minimal 
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Overlooking the valley near some trees
Reasonably private


 


Site "F"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? Yes
Nearby Electric? No

Sloped, flat area across from Sunset Rooms parking
Not very private


 


Site "G"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Fairly small site right across from site H
Excellent Views




Site "H"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Next to the trailhead to the Orient Mine and Bat Cave
Not very private, excellent unobstructed views


 


Site "I"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? Minimal 
Suitable for Larger RVs? Yes
Nearby Electric? No

Long, semi-flat spot up on hillside
Some trees, fairly private


 


Site "J"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? Minimal 
Suitable for Larger RVs? Yes
Nearby Electric? No

Long, semi-flat spot up on hillside
Some trees, fairly private


 


Site "K"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

The highest vehicle site on the hill, great views
Medium-sized site with long, uphill "driveway"


 


Site "L"

View of Valley? Partial
Shade? Partial 
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Small-medium sized site, trees at back of site
Fairly private


 


Site "M"

View of Valley? Partial
Shade? Minimal 
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Longish, medium-sized site, some trees
Somewhat private


 


Site "N"

View of Valley? Partial
Shade? Partial 
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Medium sized, surrounded by trees
Fairly private


 


Site "O"

View of Valley? Yes
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Medium-sized spot, no trees, good views for east side of loop
Not very private


 


Site "P"

View of Valley? No
Shade? Yes
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Medium-sized, nestled in the trees
Short, somewhat steep driveway, very private


 

Site "Q" - DISCONTINUED


Sites "T - S - R"

View of Valley? Partial
Shade? No
Suitable for Larger RVs? Yes
Nearby Electric? Yes - 10-50 feet 

3 adjacent sites - T next to Pavilion, S in middle, R closest to mountains
Good access to electricity, busy area, not private


 


Site "U"

View of Valley? No
Shade? Yes
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? No

Handicapped Parking / Camping ONLY
Adjacent to Hot Pool


 


Site "V"

View of Valley? No
Shade? Partial 
Suitable for Larger RVs? No
Nearby Electric? Yes - 50 feet 

Adjacent to Cedar cabin, close to pools
Not very private


 


Site "W"

View of Valley? No
Shade? Partial 
Suitable for Larger RVs? Yes
Nearby Electric? Yes - 15 feet

Along the road below the Sauna, traffic during the day
Not private. Electrical outlet right at the site

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