North Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

North Lake Campground is situated among the trees and adjacent to the north fork of Bishop Creek. It is a lovely campground - all 11 campsites have shade among the tall Jeffery and Lodgepole pines. Three of the sites are very short walk-in's. The remainder have small parking spots at the sites.  The road to North Lke is partially paved and partially gravel and is narrow and winding.  Trailers and RVs are prohibited.  In the spring and early summer, mosquitoes can be an annoyance. No piped water. 

At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations, Register at Campground.
Fees: $31.00 per night.
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.
Closest Towns: Bishop, CA (full service, hospital, 20 miles)
Water: none
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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 west on State Route 168 (Line Street) approximately 18 miles. Turn right on North Lake Rd and go up the hill approximately 2 miles. Follow the signs to the campground 1/2 mile past North Lake.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

This is a nice tent area frequented by fishermen and backpackers.  No RV's or trailers permitted.

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9,500 feet