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Glass Creek Campground Inyo National Forest California

Glass Creek Overview

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Glass Creek campground has 65 FREE campsites and is located in the Inyo National Forest just north of Mammoth Lakes at an elevation of 7,600 feet. All campsites are first-come, first-serve and are free (no charge). There’s a South Loop (20 sites) and North Loop (45 sites).  Group camping is also available.

Amenities include vault toilets. Piped water is not available. Firewood is available for sale from the friendly camp host.

The large campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each campsites also has a table and fire ring. Food storage lockers are also available.  It’s a great base camp for OHV enthusiasts to explore the Owens River and Obsidian Dome areas.

Our favorite Glass Creek campsites are: 6, 18, 19, 31 and 44.

Glass Creek – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes OHV riding, hiking, biking, fishing, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.

Big Springs (primitive) campground is also located nearby. The nearest developed campgrounds are located at June Lake and include Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge and Reversed Creek. And you may also like Hartley SpringsLower Deadman or Upper Deadman campgrounds.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Poor
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Group Pavilion
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
Activities
  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Glass Creek Road
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
760 647-3044
Lat / Long:

37.75222, -118.99353

Best Campsites

6, 18, 19, 31, 44

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

65

Season:

April – October

Elevation:

7600

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Glass Creek Comments & Reviews

Visited Glass Creek Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Glass Creek?

4 Comments on “Glass Creek”

  1. I was introduced to glass creek in 1966. At 11 years of age, my Dad loved this area. We tent camped back then. Only locals, mostly, knew of this place. Now, since the advent of plush trailers (those regarded as “Glampers”), everybody’s on the bandwagon. That’s cool, but it sure makes it difficult for avid campers to continue their passion up against those who’d never of camped in the first place. Hey whatever. Still, if ya’ll can get a spot anywhere these days in the High Sierra, you’re doing well. We camped back when camping wasn’t trendy. These days, I have to go early in the Spring or wait until late September or October to get a spot to camp anywhere in this area. That’s when most of the “Glampers” are gone because it’s too cold or they have kids in school. I’ve been there, done that too. Glass creek is truly one of the best dry campgrounds that the High Sierra has to offer. It’s close to 395, close to fishing streams and lakes, close to Mammoth and June Lake, but mostly, at least it used to be, very secluded, peaceful, and restful. Hope it remains clean, useful and accessible for years to come. Just saying. Cheers.

  2. My wife & I camped at Glass Creek Campground in Sept & Oct of ’17 and absolutely loved it. As mentioned in the description, it’s not far from Mammoth Lakes – 10 minutes – which has everything one could need. We were there over Labor Day & the place was full. Other than that, it was at about a 50 percent capacity most of the time.

    The campground is right off 395, but far enough where I don’t remember hearing road noise – it was fairly quiet & had a great group of campers. Many were there for fairly lengthy stays, so it definitely had somewhat of a community feel to it … which we enjoyed. We made friends that we still speak to to this day. In fact, two of the them stayed with us at Spring Cove Campground for a week when we were campground hosting there the Summer of ’18.

    Of course, with town 10 minutes down the road, Mono Lake a bit farther in the opposite direction and Yosemite 30 min away, there’s plenty to see & explore.

  3. jim Vollaire says:

    This beautiful campground is what camping in Sierras is all about. I have camped there since 1970 and it has not changed since then. I have camped in my Motorhome and also tent camped. It is best to go in the fall when the kids are back in school when the campgrpund is not crowded. You cannot find a better spot to camp in the Eastern Sierras.

  4. Jenn L. says:

    We camped here July 2021. The bathrooms are the cleanest vault toilets I’ve seen. Campground is very peaceful. Will camp here again. Camp host was very pleasant. Lots of OHV and many trails. Perfect location to explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We were a reasonable distance from mammoth, Yosemite, June loop, etc. campground was very clean. Bear boxes, picnic tables and fire pits were at every site.

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