East Fork Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Colorful tents under the tall pines along the creek at East Fork Campground

This large campground (133 sites) is located along Rock Creek. Many of the sites are under tall trees, some sites along the creek.  Some campsites may be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov.

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.
Reservations: Some sites are first come-first served, some sites may be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov.
Fees $22 per night. 
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July-August
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 10 Miles, Bishop 24 miles
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Access and Senior Passes are honored here for 1/2 price camping.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Mammoth Lakes go south on US 395 for approximately 13 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit and follow Forest Service Highway 12 (Rock Creek Road) for about five miles. From Bishop go north on US 395 for about 30 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit and follow Forest Service Highway 12 (Rock Creek Road) for about five miles. The campground will be on the left.


See the camp host or instructions on the bulletin board for parking extra vehicles.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Even though East Fork is one of the larger campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest, the campsites are not crowded and there is a feeling of peace and solitude.  Some sites are in open sunny sagebrush and others are along the creek in the shade of large trees.

Fire Information Fires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided.
Reservation Info Some sites may be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
No. of Sites 133 sites
No. of Accessible sites None