North Lake Campground
North Lake Campground

North Lake Campground

All campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest are temporarily closed under a Forest Closure Order due to extreme fire danger. 

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  • North Lake Campground is situated among the trees and adjacent to the north fork of Bishop Creek. If you’re dreaming of camping high in the Sierras, surrounded by countless trees and the cool breeze of a nearby lake, North Lake Campground is where you should be. Fish the nearby North Lake and hike some the few picturesque hiking trails which connect you with the greater John Muir wilderness.


    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Fishing Fishing
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Campground (11 total sites)

    This is a tent-only campground (no trailers/RVs). The road to North Lake is partially paved and partially gravel, and the road is narrow and winding. Three of the sites are very short walk-ins and the remainder have small parking spots at the sites. Each site includes a bear-proof food storage container, table, and fire pit, while the campground includes vault toilets.