Rock Creek Lakes Resort provides an escape from reality.

One of the highest paved roads in California leads the Rock Creek visitor to an alpine setting over 10,000 feet in elevation. Surrounded by John Muir Wilderness with views of 13,000 foot peaks from anywhere in the canyon, this area is about as far as you can get from the city's hustle-bustle. For the angler, hiker, photographer, mountaineer, or nature loving urbanite, Rock Creek is a true gem among the treasures of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The resort has been owned and operated by the King family since 1979. We have continued a tradition of friendly service that has kept visitors coming back year after year for decades. A well-stocked general store, cafe serving breakfast and lunch, cabins, boat rentals, and shower facilities are provided on our premises. Over fifty trout-filled lakes are all within a two hour hike or horseback ride from any of the canyon trailheads. Located across the street from the Resort, Rock Creek Lake offers excellent fishing, boating, camping, and relaxing. You are invited to our wilderness setting to enjoy on its own terms. 

Photo by: luka bergendahl

Photo by: luka bergendahl


Our Resort has eleven cabins that are available to rent starting Memorial Weekend through the middle of October. They range in size from one to three bedroom and all have their own kitchens and bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided and the kitchens are well stocked with cooking and eating utensils. The cabins are tucked into the woods up above Rock Creek Lake. Just a 5 minute walk will take you down the shore of Rock Creek Lake and with a quick two mile drive up the road, you will end up at the popular Mosquito Flats Trailhead for amazing hiking and views! Give us a call for inquiries and reservations!

The Grill & Smoker

Come experience barbecue at 9,700 feet! We serve lunch seven days a week until 3 pm. All our meats are smoked at the Resort and include brisket, pork shoulder, and homemade sausages. We also have incredible burgers, grilled sandwiches, and make a popular lentil cauliflower veggie burger.

Don’t forget about breakfast served daily until 10:30 AM! We are the perfect stop before your long hike. We’ll fill you up with our homemade mountain style pancakes and smoked thick sliced bacon to get you up the hill!