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Rock creek/Pine creek camping?

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earl mcalister · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 175

Possibly headed to either of these places for the holiday weekend. Just wondering what the camping is like in either canyon? I understand that Pine creek has great sites next to a creek but that camping in general is very limited so it may be filled up by the time we show up late Friday night? How about Rock Creek? I saw there are lots of pay camp grounds but how about free ones? Any forest service roads up there that are accessible for passenger cars?

B.S. Luther · · Yorba Linda, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 65

Pine creek does have great spots, but can fill up on busy weekends. Rock creek doesn't have any legitimate free spots that I know of, but you can drive out of the canyon and cross the 395 onto Owens gorge Rd, drive through a small town, and about 5 minutes from the 395 you'll start seeing dirt roads which have pullouts and some nice camping spots.

Jim H · · Pasadena, CA · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 975

There's plenty of rough campsites and places to park off the road along Gorge Road. Put this address into your GPS and turn left at the T intersection. 1401 Gorge Road, Bishop, CA 93514.

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