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Big Pine Lakes


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Big Pine Creek Overnight Parking
4.8 mi • 2,400 ft gain
Second Lake
4.8 mi • 0 ft gain
Big Pine Creek Overnight Parking
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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May 1 – Nov 1

Limited number of permits available.

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Online reservations

Opens6 months ahead7 AM PT
ClosesDay of11:59 PM PDT
6 months ahead – day of
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Passed Advance release: 6 months ahead at 7 AM PT
Last-minute release: 2 weeks ahead at 7 AM PDT
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Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit application:

Permit TypeOvernight
Entry PointBig Pine Creek North Fork
Exit PointBig Pine Creek North Fork
1st night Camp AreaSecond Lake

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