Clyde Glacier Group Campground

Inyo National Forest


Big Pine Creek from Owens Valley


Clyde Glacier Group Campgroud, Big Pine Creek,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Clyde Glacier Group Campground

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

A number of wonderful camping areas are spread along the Eastern Sierra. Among them are Big Pine, Convict Lake, Rock Creek, Sabrina Lake, and South Lake.. For groups staying at Clyde Glacier Group Campground there are many interesting places to explore.

  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • Mountain bike along several challenging trails in the Rock Creek area.
  • 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 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.
  • Enjoy a day at Rock Creek Lake's beach area, swimming and fishing.

Key Clyde Glacier Group Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears campers are required to store food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  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 on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets are allowed per campsite.
  5. Fires are only allowed in provided fire rings.

Clyde Glacier Group Campground

Clyde Glacier Group Campground is close to Big Pine Creek in the Inyo National Forest, 10 miles west of the town of Big Pine. The campground is next to Palisade Glacier Group Campground. Visitors to the Big Pine Creek region enjoy beautiful mountain scenery with mature forests of pines, aspens, and cottonwoods. Big Pine Creek, which runs past the campground, is stocked annually with trout. Nearby trails lead up to the spectacular Big Pine Lakes and other destinations in the John Muir Wilderness. Mountaineers are drawn to the Palisades and other jagged peaks along the Sierra Crest.

Clyde Glacier Group Campground has 1 campsite for groups up to 25 people and 8 vehicles. Camping areas are among mature pines with nearby meadows of sage. Passing highway noise can be heard in the campground.

The reservation website lumps Clyde Glacier and Palisade Glacier group camps together on a single page titled Big Pine Canyon. The two camps are side-by-side along Big Pine Creek. Clyde Glacier Group Campground is the nicer of the two group sites with more space and a more attractive forest setting.

Clyde Glacier Group Campground Basics
Clyde Glacier Group Campground Location: Glacier Lodge Road, 10 miles west of the town of Big Pine on Highway 395
Elevation: 7,490 feet
Mileage from major cities: 302 miles north of Los Angeles
175 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: Mid-May through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 20
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 at Clyde Glacier Group Campground
Reservations required whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum Vehicle Length: Two 35 feet parking spaces, six 20-foot spaces
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but some sites are accessible
Fees: $75 per night
Reservations: Clyde Glacier Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Clyde Glacier Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, bear-proof food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Clyde Glacier Group Campground: Explore and fish along Big Pine Creek. Hike the uphill trails leading past waterfalls to Lon Chaney's wilderness cabin and on to Big Pine Lakes. Cross a nearby footbridge to a trail leading up south side of creek one mile to Glacier Lodge with cabin rentals and a store. Contact Glacier Pack Train (760-938-2538) about being packed into the back country. Try mountain climbing, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
More Information: For information about backpacking in the area, Lon Chaney's cabin, and artist Robert Clunie, see High Sierra Trails - Big Pine Lakes

Lon Chaney cabin near Big Pine Lakes, Inyo National Forest, CA

Actor Lon Chaney's Cabin


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.

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