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Activities: Driving, Hiking, Camping, Viewing foliage
Description: National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada...
National forest area extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border and includes 1.9 million acres of lakes, meadows, winding streams, and rugged Sierra Nevada peaks with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 14,495 feet.
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Back country at its best

We entered on Sunday through Shepards Pass, spent a week tromping all over the High Sierras, and saw some of the prettiest views in our country! If you're into backpacking, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We entered on Sunday through Shepards Pass, spent a week tromping all over the High Sierras, and saw some of the prettiest views in our country! If you're into backpacking, this is a must location! Pristine Alpine lakes, rushing streams, and majestic peaks, this area has it all. Weather kept us from summiting Whitney this year, but we did Tindal... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Anything over a 20' trailer will not be able to maneuver a 90 degree turn in the road flanked by clumps of very large pine trees and will be forced to back out through another pair of close-together pine trees. I booked on recreation.gov and several sites had warnings about being "too steep to level an rv" and "no shade",... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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332 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our 2nd campground on our five week trip. We were recommended this area by a very helpful guy online when we knew Yosemite would be impossible on the Labor Day weekend. Note the Rock Creek Rd is undergoing an upgrade and was very bumpy and most gravel, due to continue into 2015. There are several campgrounds run by the NFS... More 

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Cool, California
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

These are quite young in geologic time. They were formed by volcanic steam explosions approximately 1350 AD. They are only a few miles outside of Mammoth Lakes on the scenic loop. After turning onto the dirt road and following the signs, park by the vault toilet. The first two of the craters are a 5-7 minute hike up the trail.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Part of this forest is located within 22 miles of Bishop (itself a nice place to spend 1-2 days) and well worth the trip. You travel to elevations of 7000 feet or higher and the setting is superb. Not quite in the same league as Lassen Volcanic National Park or Yosemite, it is still a great place to visit with... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend and I camped at Big Pine Creek Camp Ground in the Inyo National Forest. I have camped all over this country for the past 45 years, and this was one of the nicest experiences I have ever had. With mountains on one side of our site and a trout stream on the other, the views, the sounds, the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I camped in Junction campground for three nights in July just off Tioga Road in Inyo, less than a quarter mile from Tioga Lake, less than 2 miles from the eastern Yosemite entrance. Site # 9 was amazing - shaded by trees during the day, set atop a small hill about 50 ft from the parking area... More 

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los angeles
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took the brief hike to the Inyo Craters through the forest to see the beautiful site. It was really pretty and had some water still in it. We left at about 5PM and it only took about 30 minutes. There are really nice paths to walk on and scenery is lovely. There are a lot of pine cones that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Big Pine Creek Campground in July 2013 and we loved it there! The only thing that we hoped to have read in the reviews before we got there was about the steep hill we had to climb for 5 miles in addition to a hairpin corner that we need to maneuver at... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We camped at Big Pine Creek Campground for 4 nights and where camping with several other families who booked this beautiful location. It's not a Yosemite but, it has everything a camper is looking for a good time. We had our 5 year old and 7 year old and they enjoyed the trip. My son caught two fish at the... More 

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Address: CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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