Description

Located on the banks of Convict Creek, just a short walk from the lake, this campground is in a great spot for hiking, fishing, and picnicking in the eastern Sierras! You probably won’t come across any convicts (phew!), but there are bears in the area, so make sure to use your bear-proof locker!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
48
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Cave
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff
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April 23rd, 2015

Head to Convict Lake in the morning for stunning light and reflections!

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian
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August 23rd, 2016

This is some easily accessible, High Sierra goodness. Lots of stocked trout in the lake and the creek, which runs through the campground. Some beautiful sites situated along the creek. A good portion of the sites don't offer much shade.

The lake itself is gorgeous. The water is that otherworldly aquamarine, and it's all situated at the bottom of a scenic glacial moraine. Nice trail if you want an easy, but beautiful hike around the lake. You also have access to the Convict Lake Backcountry if you really want to push it, or spend a few days backpacking. Come here in late September and early October when the aspens come afire with the colors of fall -- if you can snag a campsite.

Hipcamper Ryan and Bernadette
Ryan and Bernadette
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 15th, 2015

Epic views of Convict Lake from this campground. We like wide camping sites with open space behind them so we choose site 22. There's no tree coverage in this area, but that allows for unobstructed views of the mountains and lake. Look between sites 60 - 80 to be in the trees and by the creek. Probably the most gorgeous scenery I've seen from the tent!

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Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 25th, 2015

We camped at Convict Lake in August and the temperature difference between day and night was impressive. Don't hesitate to wear warm clothes for the night, although morning becomes hot very fast.
Overall, this is such a relaxing place to camp!

Also, there is a convenient little store at the Resort. You'll pass in front of it while driving to the campground. They do breakfast burritos, and they do it well.

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Hipcamper renee
renee
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June 2nd, 2017

Nice little campground that was perfect weather and not too busy in late September. The sites are tiered so most of them are overlooking the lake. There is a hiking trail that loops around the lake that we didn't get to try, but definitely will be back. It's perfect because it's right outside of the east entrance to Yosemite.

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Park
Inyo National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 876-6219
Directions
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Coordinates
37.599° N, 118.851° W
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Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 38 Sites
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