Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Convict Lake Campground is located 15 minutes from downtown Mammoth Lakes California, and just a short stroll from the stunning shores of namesake Convict Lake. The beautiful lake lies on the edge of the Inyo National Forest, near the border of the John Muir Wilderness. Beautiful High Sierra peaks including Laurel Mountain (11,824’) and Mount Morrison (12,241’) surround the lake.

The campground itself lies just northeast of the lake alongside Convict Creek. While the campsites don’t offer views of the lake, there are still plentiful mountain vistas for all. There are 85 campsites available. All sites have a picnic table, fire ring and bear locker for food storage. The majority of campsites don’t offer much shade, and many lack privacy. Otherwise the sites are quite nice. Note that no hookups are available.

Toilets and potable water are available throughout the campground. Other amenities are available across the street at Convict Lake Resort including showers, a general store, restaurant, boat rentals and more. Cabin rentals are also available at the resort for those looking to spend a night in luxury!

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

May 01 to October 31

Price per night (basic site)

29.00 $ (24.35 €)

Pros

Good views from most sites. Stunning Convict Lake nearby.

Cons

Limited shade. No hookups.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

USFS

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Firewood for sale
Boat ramp(s)
Big vistas
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Dump stations
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water
Lakefront
General store
Marina

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

85

Lodging type

Rustic cabin

Maximum trailer length

40.00 ft (12.19 m)

Location

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