Grandview Campground

Area Status: Open

Grandview Campground is nestled in low hills covered with Pinyon and Juniper. A large open area in the middle of the campground gives a truly grand view of the night sky. The combination of 8,600 foot elevation and no intrusive city lights make this a popular site for star gazers and astronomy groups. Campers are asked to minimize their use of generators and lights so everyone in camp can enjoy a peaceful night of stargazing.

Grandview is also the nearest campground to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, just 5 miles to Schulman Grove.

The campground has 23 sites spaced on two loop roads. Most sites are flat and sandy with ample shade. Each site has a table, fire ring, and parking for one or two vehicles. Firewood sources are limited. Do not collect wood from live or standing trees.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: open year round Closed May 16 & 17, 2024 for Heavy Equipment use
Reservations: No Reservations. Register for an open site when you arrive. Closed May 16 & 17, 2024 for Heavy Equipment use
Fees: Maintenance donation of $10.00 per night is payable at the campground entrance sign. 14 day limit. Fees are used for maintenance of the toilets, tables, and fire rings at this site. Closed May 16 & 17, 2024 for Heavy Equipment use
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Big Pine, CA 16 Miles away
Water: No piped water. No natural water sources in this area. Bring all the water you will use.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: White Mountain Visitor Center 760-873-2500

General Information


From Big Pine go east on Highway 168 approximately 12 miles. Turn left on White Mountain Road and drive 5 miles.  The campground will be on your left.

Highway 168 is very narrow and steep.

General Notes:

This is a remote area with limited cell phone coverage. If you are going to visit the Bristlecones in addition to camping at Grandview, you need to be prepared to be self-sufficient. The nearest source for food, water, or fuel is Big Pine, CA.

Highway 168 is narrow and steep. RV’s and large vehicles should note a section of the road is a single lane with very limited visibility. Technically uphill traffic has the right of way, but everyone should be prepared to stop and back up to the last wide spot if necessary.

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