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Big Pine Creek Campground

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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  • Big Pine Creek Campground sign on Glacier Lodge Road.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Glacier Lodge and Big Pine Creek Campground.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Big Pine Creek Campgound entrance.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Vault toilets and potable water at Big Pine Creek Campground.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Extra parking near the private cabins behind Big Pine Creek Campground.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Old cabin turned into a campsite.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Old campsite fireplace.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • A typical campsite at Big Pine Creek Campground.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Trout pond managed by nearby Glacier Lodge.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Trout pond managed by nearby Glacier Lodge.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Big Pine Creek.- Big Pine Creek Campground
  • Big Pine Creek day use trailhead.- Big Pine Creek Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Wilderness trailhead access. Big Pine Creek. Trout fishing pond. Shade.
Cons: 
Closed in winter.
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Region:
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$22.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
No Day Parking
Tent/Car sites: 
25
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Breezy and partly cloudy overnight.
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Fri

Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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Sat

Clear throughout the day.
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Sun

Clear throughout the day.
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Mon

Clear throughout the day.
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Tue

Clear throughout the day.
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Wed

Clear throughout the day.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Big Pine Creek Campground is nestled along Big Pine Creek in Inyo National Forest below the Palisade Mountains of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Tall old-growth pine forest keeps the campgrounds shaded as the sound of leaves blowing in the wind sets a peaceful mood. The campground is a hub for recreation in this part of the Sierra Nevada. From Big Pine Creek Campground you can hike Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail into the High Sierra to the largest southernmost glaciers in the United States. Palisade glacier the sits above Big Pine Lakes, a series of lakes that boast some of the best trout fishing in the Sierra Nevada. Also, here in the High Sierra in the John Muir Wilderness are several 14,000-foot peaks along the Palisade Crest, part of the Great Western Divide.

Besides hiking into the mountains, the campground is well known for trout fishing. There is a small trout pond that is managed by nearby Glacier Lodge and is ideal for practicing your casts, relaxing, or teaching the kids how to catch the big one. Glacier Lodge has a store and kitchen should you need any supplies or breakfast during your stay at Big Pine Creek Campground. Big Pine Creek Campground is perfect for the family that is trying to find peace and quiet surrounded by mountains or for the serious hiker or climber looking for a more robust adventure.

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