Aspen Group Campground

Inyo National Forest


Rock Creek Lake


Aspen Group Campground, Big Pine Creek,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Aspen Group Campground

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

South of Mammoth Lakes are a number of great camping areas along the Eastern Sierra. Among them are Rock Creek, Sabrina Lake, Convict Lake, South Lake, and Big Pine. Groups camped at Aspen Group Campground may wish to explore some of these areas.

  • Explore wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Spend days among the beautiful Mammoth Lakes.
  • Take a day hike up the trail into Little Lakes Valley at Rock Creek.
  • Hike up Big Pine Creek past waterfalls to actor Lon Chaney's wilderness cabin.
  • Go on a trail ride with Rock Creek Pack Station or near Lake Sabrina and North Lake see Bishop Pack Outfitters.
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Enjoy a day at Rock Creek Lake's beach area, swimming and fishing.
  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • Mountain bike along challenging trails in the Rock Creek area.

Key Aspen Group Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours extend from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. Generators are allowed only during non-quiet hours; three-hour maximum run time and must be attended while running.
  4. Dogs must be kept on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets are allowed per campsite.
  5. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.

Aspen Group Campground

Aspen Group Campground is tucked along Rock Creek Road, 3¾ miles west of Highway 395 at Tom's Place. Campers at Aspen Group Campground are only 5 miles from pretty Rock Creek Lake with swimming, fishing, and boating. Rock Creek Lake has a 5 MPH speed limit. A nice day-use area with a beach is located on the southeastern side of the lake. Several miles farther up the road are popular trails for day hikes into Little Lakes Valley. Nearby are mountain biking trails.

Aspen Group Campground has a single camping area which can accommodate up to 25 people and 5 vehicles. The campground can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Groups at Aspen Campground find plenty of room to spread out tents in the spacious area near the creek.

Campground Basics
Aspen Group Campground Location: Rock Creek Road, 3¾ miles west of Highway 395 at Toms Place
Elevation: 8,300 feet
Mileage from major cities: 297 miles north of Los Angeles
179 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: Early May through October
Max. People per Site: 25
Vehicles per Site: 5
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Inyo National Forest
Information - Inyo NF, Bishop (760) 873-2400

Reservations for Aspen Group Campground
Reservations accepted whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 25 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Fees: $75 per night
Reservations: Aspen Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Aspen Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, bear-proof food storage lockers; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Aspen Group Campground: Visit Rock Creek Lake for fishing, boating, and swimming. There is an unimproved boat launch ramp at the lake. Stop in at Rock Creek Lake Resort. They have cabin rentals, boat rentals, a store, and a popular cafe. Drive eight miles to Crowley Lake, Crowley Lake Fish Camp. Enjoy hiking trails to Little Lakes Valley, Hilton Lakes, and other John Muir Wilderness destinations. Rock Creek Pack Station has trail rides, pack trips and other activities.

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Little Lakes Valley  Inyo National Forest, CA

Little Lakes Valley

Map of Campgrounds along Rock Creek in the Inyo National Forest, including Aspen Group Campground, CA

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