Fossil Falls Campground


Bureau of Land Management Ridgecrest Field Office Ridgecrest, CA 93555

35.9711469, -117.9091144

Fossil Falls Campground


Fossil Falls Campground is located in along California Highway 365 at the base of the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains.

Fossil Falls Campground contains 11 first-come-first-serve campsites with drinking water, restroom, tables and fire rings. RV sites are available and well suited for medium-sized RVs.

The fee is $6.00 per night and the stay limit is 14 days.

Fossil Falls Campground

Fossil Falls Campground

Recreation Opportunities

Fossil Falls offers a unique volcanic landscape. The short Fossil Falls Trail will lead you though the smooth, polished remnants of a 20,000 year-old lava flow and is an excellent location to stretch your legs on a long road trip. The flow itself is a popular destination for rappelers and rock climbers.

Know before you go

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Bring sufficient water, food, clothing, equipment, and first aid supplies for your activity.
  • Weather extremes and poisonous snakes are hazards common to this area. Avoid low-lying areas during storms and remember that rain upstream can cause flooding even though it is not raining in the immediate area.
  • Weather: The area is hot and arid, with summer high temperatures ranging from 100 to 120 degrees F. Winter low temperatures may drop below freezing with highs in the 70's.
  • Food, Fuel and Necessities: Food, fuel and most necessities are available in Ridgecrest or Lone Pine. Cellular phone service is not reliable in all locations.

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