Big Pine Canyon:
Towering trees and a creek swimming with trout.   Big Pine Canyon is located 9 miles up Crowler St. The campgrounds are in big trees, mostly Jefferies and some Ponderosa Pines, the campgrounds are Sage, Upper Sage Flats, Clyde, Palisades, and Big Pine Creek Campgrounds.  All campgrounds are on a creek that is stocked with trout.  The trails lead to the John Muir Wilderness.Many of these campgrounds are first-come first-served only without reservations.  Even campgrounds that take reservations have some sites dedicated to first-come first-served visitors.  Information on campgrounds that take reservations are below.

Campground Information

Big Pine Canyon
Sage & Upper Sage Flat



Great news. Big pine creek campground will open Thursday 6-29-17.
Looking forward to seeing you!
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Sage Flats is open! ... See MoreSee Less

Great news! Upper Sage Flat campground is open. Come up and enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

We just wanted to update you as we approach the weekend. We have been diligently working in the Big Pine campgrounds all week, and had hoped to have at least a couple of them open.

Unfortunately, the water systems took quite a hit from the winter weather and it has taken longer than we anticipated. So we will not be able to open this weekend.

Again, we apologize. We know you are all anxious to get up there and camp, and we want to assure you we are doing everything we can to be able to provide a safe camping experience for you.

In the meantime, there are campgrounds open in the Bishop Creek area, Lone Pine and Greys Meadow to the south, and Rock Creek area to the north.
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I want to apologize again for the delayed openings. As of today, Sunday, the following campgrounds are open:
Bishop Park
Intake II
Big Trees

The opening of Four Jeffeys Campground is going to be delayed. There is an underground water tank that must be repaired before the campground can open.
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