French Camp Campground

Area Status: Open
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Colorful tents at French Camp

French Camp is located in the Rock Creek area of the White Mountain Ranger District midway between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes off US 395. This large campground has 86 sites; campers are permitted to stay 21 nights.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Major reconstruction activities will be taking place on Rock Creek Road for the duration of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.  While the road will remain open to traffic throughout the project, visitors may experience delays of up to 30 minutes.  Additionally, at certain times, the road may need to be closed for longer periods of time, Monday through Friday.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $22 per night.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Maximum stay 21 days. Active bear area. All food must be secured overnight and when not attended; bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").  Always keep a clean camp and do not feed animals, squirrels and rodents.
Closest Towns: Crowley Lake, 5 miles, Bishop, 24 miles
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes are accepted for half priced camping. Follow the instructions on the bulletin board at the campground.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Bishop go north on Hwy 395 approximately 23 miles to Tom's Place.  Turn southwest on Rock Creek Road and go approximately one mile to the campground on the right.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

French Camp has a variety of settings for tents and small to medium RV's.  Some sites are along the Rock Creek.

Fire InformationFires are permitted only in fireplaces provided.
Reservation InfoSome sites may be reserved at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
No. of Sites86 sites
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping

A few sites will accommodate medium to large RV's and trailers.  No hook-ups available.

Pavement Type of ParkingPaved parking spurs.
Vehicle ClearenceWatch overhead for low hanging branches.
Size RestrictionsTrailers over 30 feet may have to disconnect to fit in some sites.  Spaces for motorhomes over 30 feet are limited.
Reservation info: Some sites may be reserved at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. A few sites are available on a first come, first served basis.


Camping trailer Trailers and Motorhomes OK
Toilets Flush toilets
Tent camping Some shady, level sites
Drinking water Piped water to campground