McGee Creek Campground

Inyo National Forest

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Mcgee Creek Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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GPS: 37.564, -118.785

Last Price Paid: $23
Number of Sites: 28
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 7552 ft
Max Length: 34 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Thumb macbetrippin
Waxahachie, TX 24' Starcraft Starmaster 2003 Honda Pilot
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9

MacBeTrippin would stay here again

“My favorite spot on a 3-week journey”

Reviewed Jul 05, 2017

Overall Rating

We were on a 3-week family vacation to California and back. We planned to stay at Glass Creek National Campground about 20 minutes north of where we ended up. After deciding we didn't like the spots, we ended up here by accident.

The camp host, Sheryl, was more than happy to help us locate an available spot. There were suppose to be campers at both sites near us, but neither showed for their reservations. The "high altitude" campground is at around 8,400 feet in elevation. It was in a shallow canyon surrounded by mountains all the way around. It was beautiful.

The first night our kids were thrilled when a deer wandered a few feet from our picnic table, following the edge of the creek. The covered picnic tables were great sunshade during the brief full sun hours of the day. And the bear boxes were conveniently located so that I had everything nearby when cooking at the campfire.

Because of the amount of snow melt this year, the creek was fast moving. That was heavenly, because the only noise during our visit was the sound of rushing water and the birds. At the same time, there were trees separating the campsite from the water, which was a good thing for our small children. We had added entertainment when the local hatchery came by to load a few nets of trout into the creek by our campsite.

The area is know for its wildflowers. So, there was plenty to appreciate and take pictures of.

The bathrooms were well cared for. Some of the sites were level, although ours was pretty uneven since we just grabbed a site that happened to be available. But, it wasn't a big deal.

If cell reception is important for you, that might be a downside. We use AT&T and couldn't get any sort of reception. But, if you go back down the hill and about a mile up the road toward Mammoth Lakes, you can get reception. For us, the ability to completely disconnect was a plus.

There was a nice espresso joint in town that also does wine tastings if you're so inclined.

While we were there, we discovered that we needed new tires on our camper ASAP. There weren't any shops in Mammoth Lakes that could help quickly. But, the owner at Simpson Tire in Bishop, CA was terrific. We called before heading over and he said, "Come on, we'll get you taken care of." We pulled in on our way east, and in less than an hour we were back on the road.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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