Mountain Glen Campground

Inyo National Forest

South Lake

Mountain Glen Campground,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Mountain Glen Campground

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Eastern Sierra have many scenic and interesting places to explore. Those camping at Mountain Glen Campground are close to beautiful South Lake. Many other destinations are nearby.

  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Go on a trail ride with Rock Creek Pack Station or near Lake Sabrina and North Lake see Bishop Pack Outfitters.
  • Enjoy wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Enjoy wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mountain Glen Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  2. Generators may only be operated during non-quiet hours. There is a three-hour maximum run time and generators must be attended while running.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. No more than 2 pets are permitted per campsite.
  4. Fires are only allowed in provided fire rings. Collect only down and dead firewood.
  5. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.

Mountain Glen Campground

Mountain Glen Campground is located 3 miles up South Lake Road from its junction with Highway 168 in the Inyo National Forest. This tiny, tent-only campground makes a nice base for trips up to beautiful South Lake. Fishing and slow-speed boating are popular there. Hikers often set out on day trips from South Lake to explore the many scenic lakes and peaks in the area.

Mountain Glen Campground has 5 tent-only campsites. Most of the sites are tucked in among aspen trees and rocks, providing ample privacy. There is no drinking water provided at the campground. The maximum stay at the campground is 7 days.

Mountain Glen Campground Basics
Mountain Glen Campground Location: Off South Lake Road 3 miles from Highway 168 and 20 miles west of Bishop
Elevation: 8,550 feet
Mileage from major cities: 285 miles north of Los Angeles
216 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 5
Open - Closed: Late May through late September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles if space allows, 2nd vehicle $7
Maximum Length of Stay: 7 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Recreation Resource Management for Inyo National Forest
Information -
Inyo NF, Bishop
(760) 873-2400

No Reservations First come, first served
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $23 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Mountain Glen Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, bear-proof food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump station: Available at nearby Four Jeffrey Campground
Attractions close to Mountain Glen Campground: Parcher's Resort - South Lake Landing has boat rentals. The resort also has cabin rentals and a cafe. Find wonderful hiking toward Bishop Pass past many scenic lakes. Check into trail rides and wilderness trips with Bishop Pack Outfitters. For fishing nearby wilderness lakes, see Dave's Sierra Fishing - Inyo County.

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. The length of time campers may stay at a particular Forest Service campground varies. Usually it is 14 days, but some allow longer stays while a few of the most popular campgrounds limit stays to 7 days.

Accessible Sites

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

South Lake,  Inyo National Forest, CA

South Lake

Map of Campgrounds along Bishop Creek in the Inyo National Forest,including Mountain Glen Campground, CA


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