Big Springs Campground

Area Status: Open

Located between Mammoth Lakes and June Lake, near the Crestview area, this campground has 26 campsites surrounded by pine forest. This is a popular basecamp for fishing Deadman Creek, exploring Obsidian Dome and OHV/ATV trails in the Lookout Mountain area.

  • Bring your own water.
  • Sites are self register when you arrive, no reservations.
  • 14 day stay limit.

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: This is Bear Country. Please store food properly and don't feed the bears, bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48"x30"x36"). Maximum of 6 people per site and 2 vehicles. A truck towing a trailer, camper etc. counts as two vehicles. Rules and regulations specific to developed campground sites are available at all message information kiosks at the campground. There are currently no group or double sites in the campground.
Closest Towns: June Lake, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From US 395 north of Mammoth Lake, go east on Owens River Road.

General Notes:


Traveling in Bear Country

 A bear-proof locker is located at each site at Big Springs Campground. All food and scented items must be stored in the lockers. All trash must be disposed of in the bear proof trash receptacles. Do not store food, trash or scented items in your vehicle.

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