Big Trees Campground

Area Status: Open
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Camping at Big Trees Campground

Named for the very large Jeffery pines that grace the site, Big Trees Campground is located along the banks of Bishop Creek and affords nice camping and fishing opportunities. Some sites in shade and some in open sunlight. Bear proof food storage containers available in the campground.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $23 per night. 
Permit Info: America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes are accepted for half priced camping.  Follow the instructions on the bulletin board at the campground.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only.  Maximum stay 7 days.  Active bear area. All food must be secured overnight and when not attended; bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").  Always keep a clean camp and do not feed animals, squirrels and rodents.
Closest Towns: Bishop, CA - 9 miles
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1), Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Bishop go west on State Route 168 (West Line St) for approximately 9 miles. The campground is on the left just past the 7,000 foot elevation sign.

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Campground Camping

Tent and RV camping with some shaded sites in the sagebrush landscape.

Fire InformationCampfires permitted in fire rings provided.
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites16 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Reservation info: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.


Camping trailer Some sites can accommodate trailers.
Toilets Flush toilets
Tent camping Some sites have level areas for tents.
Drinking water Piped water in the campground.