Simply the best

There’s not much to say other than this campground almost doesn’t seem real. This place is like a fantasy land from the moment you drive thru the park entrance. Phenomenal views left and right and the campground was incredible. Plenty of fantastic sights and areas to explore, and we loved every moment spent out there. The town is about 30 min drive and has everything you need in case you forget anything.

We were fortunate to see snow during our stay and can’t wait to visit again.

Nice little spot

Big Pine Creek Canpground is located by the trailhead of the north fork trail. The campground is not very big, most people use it to spend the night prior to trekking up the mountains. The campground is improving and we took advantage of the convenient store for some victory sodas after our long hike.

The campground also has a small fishing pond for kids. We stayed here for the night before backpacking through the north fork trail and we enjoyed our time here.

Decent place for pit stop

We had to take a break after backpacking through white mountain so we stayed a night here to charge up. We checked in late but the site was easy to find and had no issues setting up. The bathroom and shower could be cleaner but no issues overall. The campground is right next to the highway so it can get noisy.

It’s alright.

Nothing too crazy/special about the campground, it has your basic needs and just minutes away from the city.

This campground is at the trailhead of a popular trail and gets crowded during the weekends. I do not recommend camping here if you’re looking for peace and quiet, the site are right next to the road and you’ll hear a LOT of noises from hikers all morning.


Incredible campground surrounded by the redwoods. Site 75 was decent, there’s definitely better ones. We had a good time out here.

Be sure to bring mosquito repellent!

It’s... ok

The campground is small but does have bathrooms. The sites are pretty close together. It’s cool to take a walk from the campground to the beach but that’s about it. It’s a small park in the city, nothing else to it.

Also, lots of mosquitoes during summer!

One of my fav campground

Serrano has always been one of my favorite campgrounds, the facility is maintained very well, and the park host/staff are lovely. The sites are spacious and it’s always a good time when we visit.

Great spot

A nice 3.5 miles ish hike from the parking area to campground. The campsites offers fire rings and has plenty of amazing views of the lake. Don’t forget to pack everything out and leave no trace.

The worst

This is not a very big park; the main road runs through the park, so you can hear every car and motorcycle that comes through.

The camp host/staff were absent the whole weekend of our stay, the showers and restrooms were filthy, and the dumpster was overfilled.

There were a couple of RVs with large projectors up and movies playing loud enough for the whole park to hear.

There were multiple sites with underage teenagers drinking and partying.

I’ve stayed at hundreds of campgrounds, and this is one of the worst I’ve ever experienced. I would never even consider coming back.

A real getaway

This is an awesome campground that offers a lot of easy to climb rocks for beginners, we enjoyed our stay and would visit again.

Very quiet and peaceful

Our party stayed in group site #4, the site is surrounded by awesome rocks to climb and explore. The campground is very quiet, light noises can travel quite far. We had a great time overall, would definitely visit again.