Glacier Lodge

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$55.00 USD per night, starting at.

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100 Glacier Lodge Rd, Big Pine, CA, 93513

Before you book info:::

Glacier Lodge suffered some winter storm damage which affected our power lines. While our electrical issues are currently being repaired, our normal power to the cabins is down. We still have alllll the other amenities guests are used to such as running water, flushing toilets, hot showers, heaters, lights, etc... just no power to run cabin refrigerators and no outlets for guests to charge their devices. We can supply you with all the ice you need and can also supply a cooler if needed. With advance notice, we can supply power to select cabins on a case-by-case basis. Please call before booking to get more info on this. 

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 2025. In the meantime, 8 rustic cabins, rv sites and tent sites remain open for rental and allow easy access to the beautiful high country along with 

We look forward to hearing from you and visiting with you when you arrive. 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. Campsites do NOT have any power.  Our resort 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. Please note, There is currently no power to our resort for the summer of 2023.

***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 16 to November 15

Last Updated: 03/02/2024

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 $289.00 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 $289.00 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 $239.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 15 $239.00 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.

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Cabin 16 $189.00 Choose Your Site
Cabin 17 $189.00 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

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
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 $189.00 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


General Store

Pets Allowed


Dirt Roads

Hike / Bike Campsites

Gravel Roads

Drinking Water

Fire Ring / Grill

Water Hookups

Community Fire Pit

Community BBQ/Grill


Picnic Area

Sewer Hookups

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly


Picnic Table

20 Amps






Horseback Riding

Rock Climbing


Wildlife Viewing

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

LGBTIQ Friendly

Tent Camping

National Park

National Forest

Dept Fish and Wildlife

Military Discount

100 Glacier Lodge Rd, Big Pine, CA, 93513
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Due to a Heavy Winter, some lakes are not accessible as of June 17,2023

Overall Rating: 4.3

Gabriela Milara

We arrived Saturday around 11am and couldn’t find anyone to help us with the check in information. The store/office was closed and there was no one around. We finally found our reservation (on the RV spot but it was for tents). Anyway. Location is great if you wanna hike up to the lakes and camp close enough!

Camille Cusumano

The lodge is funky, rustic yet very comfortable with indoor amenities like heat, cook stove kitchen equipment hot shower nice bedding linens and such. You are mostly paying for the convenience of being near one of the most beautiful spot on the planet, the Sierra Nevada. And the convenience of not having to camp while there so the location. The setting is stunning.

George Avakyan

The cabins are adequate if you don’t want to completely rough it in a tent. Could definitely use some maintenance. Overall, we did enjoy the stay in the cabin. It was as we expected. Ownership and management are absolutely upstanding people.

Myphuong Mai

Camp site was clean and we have a great time.

Ross Montes

We stayed in one of the full hookup RV sites, it was small but nice, the only problem was that the electrical was out in the campground, but we knew that going in when we made the reservation. Andrew in the office was very helpful and answered our many questions on the history of the lodge. The only negative that I saw was the restroom that is used by the tent campers, it was horrible and looked like it hadn't been cleaned in some time, also it would be nice if the office stocked more items for visitors to purchase. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay.

Cathy Stapleton

Darren and staff cheerfully attend to any request. In spite of the power issues, they made our stay pleasant. We will definitely return next year as we have done for many years. Thank you Glacier Lodge for helping build great memories for us and the grandkids!

Rosalie Barrientos

Third time back to Glacier Lodge and it's always a good time to be back. Home away from home!

Emily Tibbott

Staff were friendly and accomodating. Location and trail access are unbeatable! Pluses were lack of electricity (we could see the stars and Persiade meteor showers unimpeded) and being lulled to sleep by the sound of Big Pine Creek. I had never hiked on the east side of the Palisades, and found it quite magical, especially with the wildflowers peaking. I'm sure I'll be back!

David Okada

Great time in the campground. Super well kept and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I was concerned about the one bathroom for the campground but maybe I was lucky because I never had a problem with having to wait. The light didn’t work because the electricity was out but knew that going in so took a light. My only criticism, and it’s a small one, is the dumpster was locked when we left so I ended up leaving my trash by the dumpster…sorry!

Jeff Hanson

Great time as always

Karina Berner

The people that checked us in and helped us out with questions were really kind and welcoming! The campsite had a picnic table and water spout next to it which was super helpful. Restrooms are next to the campsite just a 1 minute walk at most (no showers yet but I don’t mind that part). The trailhead is a short 4 minute walk! Super convenient:) Saturday afternoon they had the bbq going on, saved us since our stove wasn’t cooperating. They cooked everything soooo well! I’ll be back :)

Leanna Ursales

My favorite camping site in California! You’re tucked in between snow-capped mountains, it’s quiet, Shaun who runs the place is so nice and absolutely accommodating. I love the sounds of the running river. Just the perfect getaway. It’s my second time camping here a year apart from my first visit. The camp sites are spacious for your needs. Each site has running water and at least there’s a dignified toilet, though there’s only one to share with 10 sites I believe. It feels super safe and in both times I camped people were respectful and quiet. Everyone observed quiet hours. It’s super convenient that there is a small general store and gas station right off the exit for the site. What I love most about this site is that the entrance to the hike up the lakes is RIGHT THERE! My absolute favorite camping site for the amenities, the staff who run the place and keep the place safe, affordable and friendly.

M Hernandez

Family and pet enjoyed hiking, Camp fire, BBQ, and fishing!! First time they got to experience catching a fish 🐟!! Thank you

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.

Campground Response

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and yes it definitely was cold. We hope to see you soon. Darrin and Theresa

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.