Tuff Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Colorful tents and a tidy campsite at Tuff Campground.

This campground has 34 sites and is located just east of the Highway 395/Rock Creek (Tom's Place) junction. It is frequently one of the first campgounds to open in the rock creek area each spring.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $20 per night.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
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 , 5 miles, Bishpo 24 miles
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault 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 Mammoth Lakes go south on US 395 for approximately 13 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit to the east and follow signs to the campground.  From Bishop go north on US 395 for about 24 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit to the east and follow signs to the campground.


Parking is limited. Contact the camp host or check the bulletin board for information on parking extra vehicles.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Some sites in the shade along Rock Creek and some sunny sites at the foot of the Tuff rock formations for which this site was named.

Fire InformationFires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided.
Reservation InfoSome sites may be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 or on-line at www.recreation.gov
No. of Sites34 sites
No. of Accessible sitesNone


Camping trailer Room for small trailers and RV's
Toilets Vault toilets
Tent camping Some very nice level sites for tents.
Drinking water Piped water to the campground.