Description

Headed out for a big trek through Morgan Pass or Mono Pass? Mosquito Flat Backpacker Campground is where you’ll want to stay. This one-night-only spot is the basecamp for future expeditions through Little Lakes Valley, but this walk-in campground isn’t too bad a place to spend the night either. Don’t let the name scare you—Mosquito Flat makes up for the bugs with creekside views and more trees than you can count.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

There are single tracks and dirt roads here, offering something for bikers of all levels. The easy trails include a 1.2 mile lo...Read more

Boating

Sabrina Lake has a boat launch, rentals, marina and tackle shop, and there are no fees! Ideal for summertime fishing. The...Read more

Fishing

Did we mention there are over 400 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams? No? Well, you can imagine how great the fishing ...Read more

Hiking

There are so many trails here! You can explore the breathtaking mountains, see the hundreds of lakes and never run into another...Read more

Horseback riding

There are a good number of horse campgrounds to stay at, as well as pack stations that will give you all of the info you need, ...Read more

Paddling

Many of the lakes allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and other small paddling boats are welcome out in...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

There’s an expansive network of routes for off-road vehicles to explore: spanning 2,000 miles, you can drive up into the mounta...Read more

Climbing

Mountain climbers and boulderers will find enough ground to play on. Mammoth Lakes has some moderate climbs, with great names l...Read more

Snow sports

Thanks to the abundant snowfall, cross country skiers have plenty to explore, especially in the Mammoth Lakes area. Gorp offers...Read more

Swimming

June Lake has a swimming beach to suit all your swimming needs, and there is a solid number of campgrounds that offer swimming ...Read more

Wildlife watching

The Inyo forest is home to black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, martens, foxe...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mosquito Flat Backpacker Campground.

Beach
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
Hipcamp makes it easy to find unique camping experiences.
Discover campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, glamping, public parks and more.
Illustration tent arms eggplant

The vibe at Mosquito Flat Backpacker Campground

750
No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Mosquito Flat Backpacker Campground knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Jack
Jack R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 10th, 2017

It was referred to us as Little Lakes Valley.
If my wife had asked me to drive to a place called Mosquito Flat, I may have done a bit more research.

The hiking itself was very easy, with very little elevation gain and drop as you pass from each valley/lake to the next.

Most of the hikers that we saw appeared to just be there for the day. With no designated campsites, we broke off of the main trail and found the most picturesque meadow you can imagine. All to ourselves.

Just a few mosquitoes, no big deal...until it was. We literally got swarmed and were being bitten repeatedly right through our clothing!

We broke camp in record time and left the way we came though black clouds of skeeters. Wrong time of year I guess (June).

Very easy hiking, even for the kids with all their own gear on their backs. You hit a new lake every half mile or so. We saw lots and lots of day hikers, and some amazing scenery.Aptly named, Heart Lake, in Little Lakes Valley
Hipcamper Maureen P.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Heather O.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2018
Hipcamper Jack R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 10th, 2017
Hipcamper Erik B.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Alex C.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2017
Park
Inyo National Forest
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(760) 876-6219
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
37.441° N, 118.745° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

Hipcamp Hand

Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future