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Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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  • Big Springs Campground is free of charge.- Big Springs Campground
  • Sites are large at Big Springs Campground. - Big Springs Campground
  • Big Springs Campground is situated in the world's largest Jeffrey pine forest.- Big Springs Campground
  • A camper at Big Springs Campground.- Big Springs Campground
  • Big Springs Campground is equipped with bear boxes.- Big Springs Campground
  • Big Springs Campground.- Big Springs Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Free. Bear boxes. Fishing and climbing nearby.
Cons: 
No water.
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Region:
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, CA
Managed by: 
Inyo National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Big Springs Campground is a favorite of hunters, fishermen, and climbers in the Lookout Mountain area just east of U.S. 395.  Compared to other free sites in the area, Big Springs is kept in good repair. 

The 26 site campground is equipped with bear boxes, secure trash disposal, and vault toilets. No running water is available.

Not far from the campground are Deadman Creek, Big Springs, and Glass Creek, the headwaters of the Owens River, respectively. Anglers will find waterways thriving with brown and rainbow trout.

Also convenient to Big Springs Campground is Indiana Summit Research Natural Area, home to the world’s largest Jeffrey pine forest. Bouldering and sport climbing in Clark Canyon are developed in two main areas, the Potato Patch and Swiss Cheese Boulder. 

Much of the adjacent land is privately owned and actively grazes cattle. Please respect posted signs and close any gate you open.

Big Springs Campground is free of charge. Donations are accepted, however, to help offset sanitation and maintenance costs.

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