Palisade Group Campground
Palisade Group Campground is along Rock Creek Road, 6 miles west of Highway 395 at Tom's Place. Campers at Palisade Campground are only 3 miles from scenic Rock Creek Lake with opportunities for 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.
Palisade Group Campground has a single camping area which can accommodate up to 25 or 30 people and 5 vehicles.1 Once a family camp, Palisade has been converted to a group camp. As a result the group site is composed of a cluster of individual sites and has no central cooking area. The campground is best suited for tents since parking space is limited next to the campsites. There is, however, ample parking in a large, open area adjacent to the campground. The maximum length of stay here is 7 days.
1The Forest Service website says 25 people maximum, but the reservation website allows for up to 30 people. Note also that the reservation website refers to the campground as Palisades (plural).
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.