Campground is situated at 7,300 feet. 51 campsites are available. No drinking water. Portable toilets. 14 day stay limit. Each campsite is equipted with a bear locker for food storage.
After a wildfire forced the closure of Highway 395, I ended up at Lower Lee Vining Campground for a night. Pleasant campground with clean pit toilets and a river toward the back side. Pay and put the envelope in the box. I got in late, but had lovely neighbors who invited me to sit by their campfire. They came up every year for the past couple of decades and said since the installation of bear boxes (which everyone uses), they had not seen any bears in camp. (The infamous "Yosemite bears" used to come down into camp apparently.) Cheap, nice, quiet and shady. I'd stay here again.
Stayed here during peak season for Yosemite. It wasn’t completely full. The spot that I had was tiny, but unfortunately one of the last available. There is a river that runs adjacent to it on the east side. The campground was well maintained even with the heavy traffic. The spots for RVs were apparent and a bit larger than those that weren’t. Not bathroom just out houses. I believe that the fee was $14. There were a good amount of trees for hammocks near the river. They had fire rigs for most of the sights, but not all.
Good location if you want/need someplace outside of the crowded Yosemite campgrounds, especially midweek. Many spots open when I went last August, whether you wanted something near the creek or among the trees. Easy access to Yosemite and Mono Lake.
Great campsite,its first come first serve. more relaxed and looser rules than most places I've been. Access to the tioga pass and about an hour and a half drive to Yosemite valley with no traffic. Many creeks and lakes near by. The one down side is that there is no running water. If need be access to the town is super easy and there a a gas station located near by. thebfishing in near by lakes is awesome was well. For sure making another trip in the near future