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PALISADES GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofInyo National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PALISADES GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Palisades Group Campground lies along Rock Creek in Inyo National Forest, near Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, California. Well-suited for large families and groups, the facility provides access to fishing, hiking, scenic driving, photography and wildlife viewing.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 8.800 feet, at the bottom of a steep canyon adjacent to Rock Creek and amidst aspen and lodgepole pine trees.

The area is home to abundant wildlife, including black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martin, pika and many species of fish and birds.

Recreation:

Hiking and fishing opportunities abound, with local lakes and streams within walking and driving distance. The eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains are known for their exceptional trout fishing. A catch from the creek may including brook, brown, rainbow and stocked Alpers trout, while anglers may be treated to golden trout in the backcountry.

There are several hiking trails in and around Rock Creek Canyon, some of which meander around high-elevation alpine lakes.

Facilities:

Palisades has ample shade and a private loop with five tables and campfire rings. The site can also serve as an overflow group campground for groups of 25 or less who are not able to reserve the nearby Rock Creek Lake Group site.

Nearby Attractions:

For campers interested in local events, Mule Days are held in nearby Bishop over Memorial Day weekend, and the Mammoth Jazz Jubilee is hosted in Mammoth in mid-July.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bear Boxes
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Vault Toilets
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Canoeing
  • Lake Access
  • Showers
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Trails
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
Know Before You Go
  • Parking is limited; see host or bulletin board for instructions on parking additional vehicles
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals
  • Click here for more information about Inyo National Forest
Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for both day and overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.48333, -118.71667
37°29'0"N, 118°43'0"W

From U.S. Highway 395, take the Tom's Place exit, 13 miles south of Mammoth Lakes or 30 miles north of Bishop. Turn left on Rock Creek Road and follow for about 6 miles to Palisades Group Campground on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PALISADES GROUP CAMPGROUND
170 Rock Creek Rd #54
Tom's Place  CA  93546

Phone Number:

Information:  (760)935-4339
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