Glacier Lodge

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100 Glacier Lodge Rd, Big Pine, CA, 93513

Established in 1917, Glacier Lodge, nestled at just below 8,000 feet on Big Pine Creek, has always been the gateway to some of the best hiking, fishing, hunting and climbing in the country. And as the new owners, we are here to help you with whatever experience you desire.

Up here, Silence. It's the first thing you hear after you take a deep breath of mountain air, filling your lungs deeply with the healthy pine scent and letting it out slowly. You can hear the sweet breeze through the pine trees and feel it's coolness on your bare skin. You see into forever, and the mountains soar toward the bluest blue sky you've ever seen. If you choose to rough it with us during the off-season, you will experience a brisk cold, howling winds and often light snowflakes covering the ground. Campfires are cozy as you sit outside and enjoy the scenery. After all, you are here to enjoy the outdoors.....right??

In 1998, an electrical fire burned the main lodge to the ground. It was a great loss for all of us. This was one of many fires that has plagued mountain resorts in years past. We are planning on rebuilding the Majestic Glacier Lodge as early as 2023. In the meantime, 8 rustic cabins remain open for rental and allow easy access to the beautiful high country along with back-in partial and full-service sites for RVs. 

We look forward to hearing from you and visiting with you when you arrive. Pets, including cats are welcome, and campfires, if used carefully, are allowed in the pits outside each cabin.


***NO USE OF MICROWAVES, COFFEE MACHINES, HEATERS, AC, or anything with a heating element at your site unless it's connected to a different power source other than Glacier Lodge. Our campground runs off of hydroelectric energy which is power generated by moving water. For us, our hydro water supply comes from Big Pine Creek. As the creek level varies, so does our flow of power. This is the most basic AND UNSTABLE in terms of power supply due to many factors such a creek level, a block in the hydro-electric generator, weather, temp manual shut down for maintenance. Our campsite (and cabin) power supply varies from 80v-140v. From time to time, we do have to shut off the power in the campground***

***We are on a septic system set to be upgraded in 2024. It does leach; especially after heavy rains or a busy weekend***

***Our campground, while beautiful, is very rocky, curvy (thanks trees) and at a heavy incline which makes towing larger (30-35 ft) rigs without 4x4 nearly impossible***

***Our campground bathroom does have a sink and a flush toilet but is very basic-no shower yet!*** 

***No electric vehicle charging***

Open Dates: April 1 to November 7

Last Updated: 10/17/2022

RV Sites

RV and tent camping areas have access to a restroom with a flush toilet.

No microwave and air-conditioner allowed in RV sites.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Back-in Full Hook-up (7, 9, 10) $65.00 Choose Your Site
Partial Hook-up (Sites 1-3) $55.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 18 (Sleeps 6)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.

**An additional cot can be rented for Cabin 18 for $25 a night.**

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 18 $279.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 20 (Sleeps 8)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.

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Cabin 20 $279.00 Choose Your Site
Cabins 14-15 (Sleep 5)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.


Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 14 $229.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 15 $229.00 Choose Your Site
Cabins 16-17 (Sleeps 3-4)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service. The price listed is based on two people. Each additional person is $25 per night, per person. Maximum occupancy of this cabin is 4 people.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 16 $179.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 17 $179.00 Choose Your Site
Boulder Campsite

Accommodates larger groups up to 14, very open site, flat close to Sat Night BBQ and Karaoke, parking is drop off and park vehicle in lot

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Overflow Sites 1 and 2 $125.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

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Partial Hook-Up (Sites 3.5) $40.00 Choose Your Site
Partial Hook-Up (Sites 4,5,6) $40.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 19 (Sleeps 3-4)

All cabins are equipped with showers, kitchens with basic kitchen utensils and a stove top percolator coffee pot. Towels and linens are provided. There is no daily maid service.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin 19 $179.00 Choose Your Site


Pets are welcomed including cats, however dogs may not be left unattended in cabins. Dogs must be tethered or on a leash when outside the cabins at all times on Glacier Lodge grounds, but may be off leash under voice control on the surrounding trails. Pet Fee: $30.00 per pet per stay

Drinking Water

Pets Allowed


20 Amps

Fire Ring / Grill

General Store

Pet Friendly

Picnic Area



Sewer Hookups


Picnic Table

Dirt Roads

Fire Pit

Gravel Roads

Hike / Bike Campsites

Water Hookups




Horseback Riding

Wildlife Viewing


Rock Climbing



Family Friendly

LGBTIQ Friendly

Pet Friendly

Tent Camping

Dept Fish and Wildlife

National Forest

National Park

Military Discount

100 Glacier Lodge Rd, Big Pine, CA, 93513
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Wayne Van Leuven

My husband and I stayed the last week of October and the weather had turned cold. The cabin was comfortable with adequate heat and plenty of hot water--especially wonderful in the cold weather. The staff was excellent and helpful. Of course, the cabin was rustic and we certainly knew that before we made the reservation. We would definitely return and wish the owners and staff the very best.

Reese Meluskey

The lodge is awesome, very simple and rustic! Definitely a case of location location location! Everyone at the lodge were very nice and accommodating.

Marvin Valle

Overall, a great place to stay. They were very friendly, and although we had access to a general store and electric hookups, I still felt like I had the true camping experience.

Tracy Judy

This is my second time here and will not be my last. Glacier Lodge is a great place to stay. It's so quiet and peaceful, I get some of my best sleep in the cabin! They also have an excellent BBQ on Saturday evenings. The staff is amazing, always friendly and welcoming. The hikes nearby, such as the Glacier Lakes and Palisade Glacier make the trip up there memorable. This is a must see place.

Busy Spaniard

The employees in this place are fantastic! Great attitude and super helpful. On the other hand, the place, as beautiful as it is, is in serious need of work. There is only one bathroom for the tent sites. The sink was broken and the toilet was barely working. Other than that, stay in this place. It’s very close to hiking and fishing. Love it

Diego Castelan

Beautiful cabin and location overall. About .25m to the trailhead for the 7 lakes which was very convenient after finishing it, I came back exhausted and it was nice that we didn't have to drive anywhere, just walk into the property/cabin. There's a fire pit in the back and a 5-6 person picnic table in case this helps anyone plan accordingly. Relaxing in the back yard with my girl while watching the stars and hearing the power of the river, is a different type of therapy. Will def recommend this place and try to come back next summer.

Ondine Parker

Awesome location if you want to make an attempt on Middle Palisade and you couldn't get a wilderness permit. All of the nearby national forest campgrounds were full, but we were able to get this on a couple of days' notice, which was awesome. Plugs at every campsite were nice since phones needed to be recharged for use as GPS units. They do say they require check-in, but because of our timing we never saw any of the employees here. Nobody seemed to mind, it was fine. My only complaint is that since it costs twice as much as nearby national forest campgrounds, a shower would have been REALLY nice.

Kevin Riggs

Very friendly staff. Amazing location.I can’t wait to go back. Hungry trout is just the icing on the cake. Great Saturday BBQ and cold beer at the store!Love this place.

Robert Feldman

We’re annual visitors so we love our time there. The river level was lower then normal which made it easier to walk and play in the water. The weather was also perfect

Christi OConnell

As always a peaceful and enjoyable stay. We love the rustic feel and being one with nature.

Mike Chi

Booked a tent site week of, and it delivered on what we needed; clean site, potable water, and a bathroom nearby. We didn't have much of an issue with the one flushable toilet available compared to other reviews, but the campsite was also not busy so it was clean for us! For any questions I had, the folks who worked here were able to answer pretty quickly via text message. downside we had is you're about 20ft away from the other campers so it's packed in kinda tight. luckily we had cool neighbors huge plus is access to the trailhead. was great to be at camp so quick after a long day of hiking. didn't try the bbq so i can't speak on that. smelled good though!

Yasmin Souza

cozy place, on the side of the trail (great location), great bathroom, very helpful employees, wifi available, I had a lot of fun and I highly recommend it..

Kristofer Asakawa

Had another great time! The weather got us on the last day, but it was all good. Thanks for the hospitality.

Dan Pearl

Very cool rustic cabin in great location. Needs much attention to cleaning

William Thomas

Always a delightful, welcoming place to stay before and after a hike up to the spectacular high mountain lakes. Cabins are rustic 1930s-era, but so comfortable after the 10-mile roundtrip trek (with 2,500 foot elevation gain) to Second Lake and back — possibly one of the most beautiful scenes on the planet. Food at the lodge is tasty, especially their barbecues! Friendly hosts. Kids love fishing in the stocked pond. Spectacular stargazing at night. We have stayed at Glacier Lodge four times over the years and certainly will return again and again.

Kelly Ballard

Great location at the front door to adventure and beautiful trails. Loved the Saturday bbq. Excellent food and service.

James Anderson

Stayed at one of the funky little cabins, awesome! Exactly the kind of place I was looking for. Not a place for Divas, this is an old school Sierra kinda place and that's it's appeal. Sadly, had to do a little work each day but the internet was fast and reliable. Most importantly, a short walk gets you to the Big Pine Creek North Fork Trail. Amazing hike! Owners/staff were super nice. All around a great stay. Will definitely make this a regular summer stop going forward.

George Balteria

Glacier lodge cabins are a great get away when you need to disconnect from the world for awhile. All the basics you need are there in a rustic setting which takes you back to the simple days. The accommodations are familiar and the bed in our cabin was great. We got a great nights sleep and listened to the creek making its sounds through the night. Wonderful time in a wonderful setting. Can't wait to get back there again.

Leanna Ursales

We stayed at the tent site. Major plus was that there was a faucet in our designated spot and power outlet at the next site over. They have one restroom with a toilet, seat covers and tissue paper, which I was concerned was going to cause an issue needing to be shared amongst everyone else, but I actually had to wait for just a few seconds outside a couple times. They have two porta potties outside also. The general store has wood and other basic camping items you need and even snacks. Shaun was SO FRIENDLY and helpful. He was chill and made himself available to our needs even after hours. He went to the store and got us wood. He lives on-site and told us to let him know anytime if we need anything. They got quiet hours in place so that was so nice. People were friendly everywhere. There’s no reception and you’re just nestled in between huge trees and mountains and the stars above. It was my favorite camping site of all times. It was my first time also. We hiked 6 miles to get to lakes 1-2. The creek is just right there and listening to rushing waters just put me at ease. They got a table and grill/bonfire pit for each site. The trees are close enough to put up your hammock. It was such a nice place. Lots of dumpsters and extra restrooms just a walk over to the day-use parking. We had everything we needed so it wasn’t scary being out there because of the general store nearby. Bishop is about a 20 min drive. I loved it so much I need to go back and have it as my go-to camping site. Thank you Shaun for being considerate and friendly and ready to help! Also the reservation email gave great instructions and directions. We got there before 7pm and the store was already closed but they were still helpful with checking in. I love that they allow dogs also.

Ashley Petefish

Amazing! So secluded and relaxing! Best location for ease of access to Big Pine Lakes trail! Beds are super comfy and the Saturday night BBQ was a nice bonus.