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Convict Lake Campground
Convict Lake Campground

Convict Lake Campground

With the termination of the Regional Forest Closure order, we are pleased to announce that the Inyo will re-open on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

As a reminder, Stage II fire restrictions are still in place on the Inyo. That means no campfires, even in developed recreation sites. Visitors with a valid California Campfire permit may use a portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel.

As always, wilderness permits will not be issued for areas where closures are in effect. Visitors should know before they go and safely plan their trips around areas that closures, uncontained fires, active fire, and smoke in the area.

  • Convict Lake Campground is situated near Convict Lake amidst the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lake and surrounding national forest provide many opportunities for family fun, outdoor recreation, and relaxation.

    The campground and nearby resort offer many amenities for a convenient and enjoyable camping experience. The facility is located between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, CA, near Mammoth Airport.


    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Grills Grills
    • Swimming Swimming



    This is a fairly large and well-organized facility with both reservable and first-come, first-serve campsites. A few sites overlook the lake, while others are a short distance from the shore. Sites are spaced fairly close together.

    Flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, and a dump station are provided, as well as bear-resistant food storage lockers at every site.

    Campers can purchase firewood onsite. A store, pack station, boat rentals, restaurant, showers, and other amenities are just down the road at the Convict Lake Resort.

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