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WILDERNESS PERMITS for our guests are issued from our commercial quota, NOT from the general public quota.


Hilton Lake 3 Enjoy as many carefree vacation days as you choose in the JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS area with complete accommodations, including meals provided by a qualified packer and outfitter. We invite singles, couples, families and groups of all kinds to join others and enjoy beautiful scenery, good fishing, and have comfortable accommodations with meals and horses provided.

Our staff prepares generous, tasty meals with plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and meat. Tentage provided... all you need bring are your personal items and sleeping bag. Relax and set your own pace. Excellent lake and stream fishing for Golden, Brook, Brown, and Rainbow trout, all within easy hiking or riding distance from camp. In addition to the camp cook, there is a wrangler to saddle your personal horse for daily rides. This is a family vacation everyone can enjoy!

To make reservations, let us know when, where and how many many want to go for a fully outfitted open trip. This is the ideal service for those that don't find a scheduled open trail ride that fits their needs.

Choose where you want to go - and how long you'd like to stay!

Please note that a $5 Wilderness Permit Reservation Fee and
$10 Permit Monitoring Fee will be added for each person.
Area Rate
per person per day
Includes packing, saddle horses,
tentage and meals
Description of the area
Hilton, Little Lakes Valley (Chickenfoot Lake) and Tamarack Basin
First time wilderness riders and families with children enjoy the ride on a scenic, yet gentle trail into Hilton Basin, where there are nine lakes ranging from alpine to the larger lower lakes set in deep forested areas.Tamarack Basin and Little Lakes Valley offer alternating forest and meadows with panoramic views and several lakes, including some where fishing is excellent
Mono Creek
Cross 12,000 ft. Mono Pass to a central camp within easy reach of numerous lakes and streams. Recommended for stays of five or more days.

Call us TODAY at 760-872-8331 for a quick response to your questions.
You can email us, also.

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Rock Creek Pack Station, Inc operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.
All Trail Rides and Packing Schools are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 2% USFS fee.
Horse Drives are are subject to an 8% regulatory reservation fee, plus 3% USFS fee.
Mustang Trips are are subject to a 3% USFS fee.
Trips traveling in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are subject to an additional 3% park use fee.

NOTICE: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDAs TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027 , found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (a) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (b) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (c) email:program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Last Updated: April 30, 2024
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