Palisade and Clyde Glacier Group Campgrounds
Palisade and Clyde Glacier Group Campgrounds

Palisade and Clyde Glacier Group Campgrounds

  • Big Pine Canyon Recreation Area includes two group campground sites. Named for glaciers that can be seen at the end of the valley, Clyde Glacier Group Site and Palisade Glacier Group Site sit along Big Pine Creek. The glaciers in the nearby John Muir Wilderness provide an exciting hiking destination. The North Fork Trail climbs past waterfalls and zigzags through Jeffrey pine, manzanita and sage before it reaches Big Pine Lakes with views of Palisade Glacier, the largest glacier. The South Fork Trail climbs to small lakes fed by glacial waters from Norman Clyde and Middle Palisade Glaciers, the southernmost glaciers. Fishing is a popular activity in the creek and nearby lakes. A commercial pack station is within close proximity for horse enthusiasts looking for an outdoor adventure. A general store, pay showers and pond fishing can be found at a nearby resort.


    • Fishing
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Wildlife Watching



    The Clyde Glacier standard campsite fits up to 25 guests. Parking includes two 35-foot and six 20-foot paved spaces. Palisades Glacier campsite is also paved and can accommodate 25 people for tent camping only. Campfire rings and grills are provided. Vault toilets are located throughout the campground.

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