- Manzanar is an undeveloped site of about 800 acres. The park is accessible by a 3.2- mile self-guided auto tour. A tour description and map are available at the camp entrance. Driving the 3.2 mile tour road will take you past the sentry posts, camp auditorium, ruins of the administrative complex, concrete foundations of many types, portions of the water systems, and the camp cemetery. All wooden structures were removed after the end of World War Two.
A walking tour of the Manzanar Camp takes one to two hours. A self-guided tour booklet is available at the Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, and at the Eastern California Museum in Independence.
Manzanar is open all year during daylight hours. Guided tours are available during summer and fall months. School and group tours are available by reservation year-round.
The primary activities within the park include viewing historic sites, auto touring, nature walks and bird watching.
Manzanar is located just off of U.S. Highway 395, 12 miles north of Lone Pine, California. It is 5 miles south of Independence, California.
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