At the bottom of a steep canyon along the Rock Creek in Inyo National Forest is the Palisades Group Campground. Sitting at an elevation of almost 9,000 feet, the campground is great for large camper groups, as well as campers who want to bring their canine friends along! Let’s see what Palisades has in store for you and doggo.
To start off, Palisades Group Campground has great natural features as it is surrounded by lodgepole pine and aspen trees. Wildlife also abounds in the area, especially mule deer, pika, pine marten, mountain lion, and black bear. In addition, there are many species of birds and fish.
Palisades Group Campground is a single campsite, a private loop with five tables and campfire rings. It is also a default campground for camper groups of 25 or fewer who cannot make a reservation at Rock Creek Lake Group site nearby. The campground also has plenty of shade, and drinking water is available on-site.
With proximity to Eastern Sierra, the Palisades Group Campground offers majestic scenery, exploration, as well as excellent fishing. Local lakes and streams and lakes are easily accessible by walk or drive, with exceptional trout fishing opportunities include golden, Alpers, brook, and brown trout. Hiking enthusiasts have access to several trails in and around the Rock Creek Canyon, and some of them are close to high-elevation alpine lakes. If you take Fido along, be sure to carry some poop bags to clean up after them.
The nearby Mammoth Lakes Village also offers campers great entertainment opportunities. As far as local events are concerned, you can catch the Mammoth Jazz Jubilee held in mid-July. On Memorial Day weekend, you can also experience Mule Days near Bishop. To sum up, when you come to the Palisades Group Campground, you’ll have plenty of things to do and experience. And of course, it’s a great place for Fido as well!