Rock Creek Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Rock Creek Lake campsite overlooking the lake.

The campsites at Rock Creek Lake sit on a low hill overlooking the lake with great views and a few trees. This 28 unit campground is a perfect location for limitless mountain recreation opportunities including fishing, camping, hiking and horseback riding at the nearby pack station.

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 may be reserved at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Rentals & Guides: Pack station nearby
Fees $22 per night.
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Fall color season with fewer mosquitos is delightful
Busiest Season: July & August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Maximum stay 7 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 wildlife.  Fires permitted only in fireplaces provided.
Closest Towns: Bishop 25 miles, Crowley Lake ten 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


Directions from Mammoth Lakes: Drive south on US 395 for approximately 13 miles. Take the Tom's Place turnoff and proceed west up the canyon for about ten miles. Directions from Bishop: Travel north on US 395 for about 30 miles, turn left at the Tom's Place turnoff then proceed west up the canyon for about ten miles.


Please note that parking can be 25 to 75 feet away from the individual campsite so your vehicle will not actually be "in" the campsite but rather adjacent or near to it.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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Seasonal Information

This campground is at high elevation and usually is not clear of snow until late in May or early June.