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Lee Vining Creek Fishing

Map of the Lee Vining Creek area, Mono County, CA


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Lee Vining Creek Camping


Junction Campground

  • 13 camping sites
  • No piped water, vault Toilets
  • $14 per night, no reservations

Lower Lee Vining Campground

  • 54 camping sites
  • No piped water, vault toilets
  • $14 per night, no reservations

Moraine Campground

  • 27 overflow camping sites
  • No piped water, vault Toilets
  • $14 per night, no reservations

Aspen Grove Campground

  • 56 camping sites
  • Piped water, Vault Toilets
  • $14 per night, no reservations

Big Bend Campground

  • 17 camping sites
  • Piped water, Vault toilets
  • $19 per night, no reservations

Ellery Lake Campground

  • 21 camping sites
  • Piped water, vault Toilets
  • $19 per night, no reservations

Tioga Lake Campground

  • 13 camping sites
  • Piped water, vault Toilets
  • $19 per night, no reservations

Sawmill Walk-in Campground

  • 12 camping sites
  • No piped water, vault Toilets
  • $14 per night, no reservations

Saddlebag Lake Campground

  • 20 camping sites
  • Piped water, vault toilets
  • $19 per night, no reservations
  • Only fits small trailers or RVs

Best Fishing Locations


Lee Vining Creek

  • Brown trout
  • Occasionally stocked with rainbow
  • Fish the pools near the ranger station
  • From Lee Vining Conduit (just upstream from Ranger Station) to Mono Lake, limit 2 fish

Ellery Lake

  • Stocked regularly with 11"-12" rainbow
  • Rainbow, brook, and brown trout
  • Good fishing from shore or boat
  • Watch out for bears trying to steal your catch

Tioga Lake

  • Stocked regularly with rainbow
  • Also has brook

Saddlebag Lake

  • Rainbows and brook trout
  • Stocked every week with rainbows
  • Try fishing off the rocks near the dam

Saddlebag Creek

  • Great fly fishing

Walker Creek and Walker Lake

  • Walker Creek, from Lee Vining conduit to Rush Creek, barbless, artificial lures only, catch and release


Lee Vining Creek Area Resorts


Tioga Pass Resort

  • Cabins, $105 and up
  • Cafe

Saddlebag Lake Resort

  • No lodging
  • Cafe, Store
  • Boat Rentals, Boat taxi