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.
Up in the mountains, between the Death Valley and Lone Pine. We spent five days here in June and loved it. The campgrounds consist of two loops, one being much smaller than the other. Moderately treed with scrub brush. Many sites can hold multiple vehicles and or tents, there are picnic tables , fire rings (bring your own wood, locally sourced please), and pit toilets. No water available so bring your own. Gorgeous night skies for star watching. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is close by or take a drive down to the old mining area, but I would suggest a four wheel drive, mountain bike or good hiking shoes drive for this. Wild flowers abound on the drive up here when we came in June of this year. Definitely the place to be if you want little traffic and plenty of space between sites.
We spent a few nights and days here while getting acclimated to decreased oxygen content at higher altitudes. We were getting ready to make our "assault" hike on White Mountain Peak. The scenery is beautiful and the campground was very quiet. There are not many amenities here, no showers or running water. But, bring a solar shower bag, your own water and enjoy the peace and quiet.
But, remember, you will be at approximately 8000 feet above sea level and the air is thinner up here. Plan your activities accordingly.
This campsite has amazing views. It was clean beautiful sights well maintained. Bring water because there is no running water anywhere. You are a short drive to the ancient Bristlecone pine Fores. Great place to go if you want to see the oldest living thing on the planet. The trees are magical out of this world. The hike is easy but the high altitud is what gets you. Take your time.
This campground is on the way to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the Inyo National Forest. (While the elevation is high compared to the valley, it can still be quite warm in the summer. And bear in mind that the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest itself doesn't open for the season until the snow melts.) While these are the White Mountains, it's more desert-y chaparral and brush than what you think of with a pine forest.
Sites here are mostly pretty private, with some shade and separation from the brushy vegetation. This is a dry camp, so you have to haul in all of your water. There are pit toilets. It's about a 45-minute to one-hour drive to Big Pine, the closest town for supplies.
Nice and quiet campsites at over 8,000 ft elevation. Worth the drive up some windy roads to wake up close to the ancient bristle cone forest.
This is our favorite campground to escape to in the off season. We are usually completely alone. And it’s close to home.
Bring water, solar showers or lots of baby wipes. There is no water or showers on site. Campfires are allowed. Relatively small campground, get there early, then go exploring. Bring insect repellent, lots of flies live here.
Very quiet site, well laid out , on the road to White Mountain Peak and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Definitely visit the Forest and hike the Methusala op Trail.
- We stayed here before hiking up White Mountain Peak, past the weather research station.
- Even at 8000 feet,asl, it was hot during the day and cooler at night. Beautiful scenery, but the flies were terrible. The restrooms were clean and well maintained, so that was not an issue. No showers, though.
- Mostly, it was quiet and relaxing. Well worth the drive up here.
Excellent campground and basically your best option if visiting the bristlecone pines and wanting to stay overnight. Grandview has about a dozen sites, spread about in a big circle. The whole campground is dry, so bring your water! You'll get a great view of the stars and could acclimate to the elevation.
We got a great spot early. In the middle of summer, I recommend setting up your spot before visiting the pines. There were lots of shrubs for shade, but even at about 9000 ft it was still hot. For some reason we also had a lot of flies. Everyone was quiet all night and the stars were gorgeous.
Awesome campground located outside of the bristlecone pine forest visitor center. Plenty of stars and fresh air. Nice campground with gravel road. Getting to this spot was a series of ribbons of roads and somewhat challenging in a 25"rv. Well worth the effort this campground offers great views and plenty of trails to discover old mine equipment and history. Breathtaking views.