Pine Grove Campgrounds
Pine Grove Campgrounds (both Upper Pine Grove and Pine Grove) are side by side along Rock Creek in the Inyo National Forest, 1¼ miles downstream from beautiful Rock Creek Lake. The campgrounds are 8 miles west of Toms Place on Highway 395.
Rock Creek Lake is popular for fishing, especially for planted Alpers trout. A day use area at the southeastern end of the lake is a wonderful spot for swimming and fishing from shore. Boats launched into the lake are limited to 5 MPH.
Three miles up the road at Mosquito Flat, trails lead into Little Lakes Valley. Within 2½ miles the main trail passes a half dozen lakes and many ponds. Rising at the head of the valley are the jagged summits of Bear Creek Spire, Mt. Dade, and Mt. Abbott.
Pine Grove Campgrounds combine for a total of 19 campsites for very small RVs, trailers, and tents. Eight campsites are at Upper Pine Grove and 11 are at lower Pine Grove. Some of the campsites are close to Rock Creek. In the fall the aspens provide a colorful display all along the valley. The maximum length of stay here is 7 days.
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.