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

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

There are single tracks and dirt roads here, offering something for bikers of all levels. the easy trails include a 1.2 mile lo...Read more

Boating

Sabrina lake has a boat launch, rentals, marina and tackle shop, and there are no fees! ideal for summertime fishing. the...Read more

Fishing

Did we mention there are over 400 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams? no? well, you can imagine how great the fishing ...Read more

Hiking

There are so many trails here! you can explore the breathtaking mountains, see the hundreds of lakes and never run into another...Read more

Horseback riding

There are a good number of horse campgrounds to stay at, as well as pack stations that will give you all of the info you need, ...Read more

Paddling

Many of the lakes allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and other small paddling boats are welcome out in...Read more

OHV

There’s an expansive network of routes for off-road vehicles to explore: spanning 2,000 miles, you can drive up into the mounta...Read more

Climbing

Mountain climbers and boulderers will find enough ground to play on. mammoth lakes has some moderate climbs, with great names l...Read more

Snow sports

Thanks to the abundant snowfall, cross country skiers have plenty to explore, especially in the mammoth lakes area. gorp offers...Read more

Swimming

June lake has a swimming beach to suit all your swimming needs, and there is a solid number of campgrounds that offer swimming ...Read more

Wildlife watching

The inyo forest is home to black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, martens, foxe...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Convict Lake Campground.

Beach
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 23rd, 2015

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

Head to Convict Lake in the morning for stunning light and reflections!
Hipcamper Brian
Brian K.
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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 M.
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!

View from the tent on site 22Bring layers! It can get cold here even in summer. View from the shorefront of the lake, a short walk from the camp. Morning view from site 22. Not a bad way to start the day.
Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre A.
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.

Morning lights from Site 8Transparent water...Mammoth Brewery is nearby!
Hipcamper renee
Renee W.
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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.

Fireside at sunset. What's not to love?Each camp spot has a view of the lake.
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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
Unknown price
Tent Only: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 38 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)