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Mcgee Creek

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About This Campground

National Forest

Inyo National Forest

McGee Campground provides a pleasant, sunny location for family camping between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The campground's proximity to U.S. Highway 395 and the adjacent John Muir Wilderness make it a hot spot for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, wildlife…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 35 ft.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Mcgee Creek

Ratings Breakdown

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C
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Wide open and peaceful

Up on the foothills, this expansive campground is in a nice, peaceful setting. Exposed to the elements, it was quite windy with no shade the 2 days we stayed there, except for the nice little shelters on each site. Most of the sites are by reservation only but one loop is first-come. Wonderful…

  • Approaching the campground
  • The campground from the road
Month of VisitJuly
Javier L.
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2020

BLM- Low Cost Campground

This campground was open when convict lake and local rv parks were at maximum capacity. It’s a short drive to near by attractions, and a good base camp to enjoy mammoth lake and near by trails.

Location

Mcgee Creek is located in California

Directions

From U.S. Highway 395 in California, take the McGee Creek exit, located 8 miles south of Mammoth Lakes and 37 miles north of Bishop. Proceed 2 miles south up the paved McGee Creek Road. The campground is on the left.

Coordinates

37.56444406 N
118.7847224 W

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About This Campground

McGee Campground provides a pleasant, sunny location for family camping between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The campground's proximity to U.S. Highway 395 and the adjacent John Muir Wilderness make it a hot spot for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, hunting, photography and geology study.

Recreation

Majestic scenery and challenging trails draw in hikers, mountain bikers and equestrian enthusiasts. The McGee Creek Trailhead, a popular trail for hiking and horseback riding into the McGee Canyon area of the John Muir Wilderness, lies just two miles from the campground.

The eastern Sierras are known for exceptional trout fishing. McGee Creek and nearby Crowley Lake have some of the best fishing in the area.

The area's interesting geology also makes it popular for rock hounding.

Facilities

McGee offers about 28 reservable, open and sunny campsites. Each site has a picnic shelter. Roads and camping spurs are paved.

Bear-proof lockers are provided for food storage and firewood is for sale on-site.

Natural Features

The campground is situated in an expanse of silvery white sagebrush and near a meadow lined with aspens. It sits at an elevation of 7,600 feet and offers outstanding views of high mountain peaks in the John Muir Wilderness. McGee Creek runs alongside it, with some sites sitting along the banks of the water.

Nearby Attractions

For campers interested in local events, Mule Days are held in Bishop over Memorial Day weekend, and the Mammoth Jazz Jubilee is hosted in Mammoth in mid-July.

Visitors can explore the magnificent John Muir Wilderness, which stretches for 100 miles along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a land of lofty snow-capped mountains, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially-carved terrain, and offers extensive hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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