Close to the biggest glaciers in the Sierras and situated in the stunningly gorgeous Big Pine Canyon, you have electric sites for your tent or RV and tent-only sites to choose from. Book a creekside site and spend your day listening to the babbling water from your hammock or hop in and snag yourself a trout. Each site comes with a firepit and bear box and there’s easy access to drinking water and restrooms nearby. Big Pine Creek is quintessential Sierra goodness, Muir didn’t have to go in and you don’t have to either!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
25 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Natural features you'll find at Big Pine Creek Campground.

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Hipcamper Elena
Elena F.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2018

As said previously, the photos do not reflect the campsite rather the end of the North Fork Trail that begins at the campground. Nonetheless, the campsite was beautiful and extremely peaceful. The stars at night were amazing as well! Definitely worth taking the 9 mile round trip hike for the view of the first lake as well. One of my favorite campgrounds ever.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather U.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 27th, 2018

I absolutely love this campground, but these pictures are not representative of it. They are taken at the alpine lakes that are a 9 mile hike from the campground. It's a gorgeous hike and well worth the effort, but again, this is not what your campsite will look like. That said, Big Pine campground is lovely - shady and cool, with clean bathrooms and a privately owned general store where you can get coffee and breakfast. The 'creek" is really more like a river, so you an fall asleep to the sound of rushing water, and wake to deer wandering through the sites. It's legit one of my fave campgrounds.

Hipcamper Jazmin R.
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August 11th, 2019
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September 28th, 2018
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January 4th, 2019
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March 19th, 2019
Hipcamper Jim B.
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February 13th, 2018
Hipcamper Rafael N.
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December 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Mike N.
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February 5th, 2017
Inyo National Forest
United States
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37.126° N, 118.433° W
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Tent Only: 4 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 21 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)