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Valentine Reserve

University of California Natural Reserve System


Mrs. Edward R. Valentine donated Valentine Reserve to the University in 1972 and provided a generous endowment fund for its support. The 154-acre reserve sits below the Mammoth Lakes Basin at an elevation of approximately 8,000 ft. (2,400 m). The site contains an unusually diverse sample of Eastern Sierran habitats on the climatic ecotone between the sagebrush desert of the Great Basin and the Coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada.

Valentine Camp


Valentine Reserve  hosts a variety of classes for students of all ages from schoolchildren in K–12 classes to University-level classes.

Public Tours

Tours of Valentine Camp are offered in the summer. Tours are thematic and offered on wildlife, history, geology, wildflowers, birds, bears and more.

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