Bishop Creek Canyon Camping
INYO National Forest
Located nine miles from Bishop on Highway 168, it is
the first place to stop for information on Bishop Creek
Canyon. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily during summer
Roads and Parking
The road to North Lake is narrow and steep, with few
turn-around spots. Large vehicles and trailers are not
Backpackers can park in the trailhead parking lots
or designated overflow areas, but not in campground
spurs. Sabrina Basin backpackers should pay special
attention to signs giving directions to overnight parking
areas. There is no overnight parking at the trailhead.
For up-to-date campground information, see the Inyo
National Forest Campground Information page.
In this area, camping is limited to established sites
in developed campgrounds. Please be sure your site is
in one of these marked campgrounds.
Build campfires only in designated steel fireplaces
provided by the Forest Service. Rock fire rings are
not permitted. Dead and down wood may be gathered from
the ground, but use of wood from standing dead or live
trees and shrubs are prohibited. You may wish to purchase
firewood at a canyon resort.
Trash bins are located close to campground entrances.
Please do your part to keep campgrounds clean.
Clean fish well away from water sources, including water
hydrants and restrooms. Wrap and deposit entrails in
Sound from radio, TV, and musical instruments must be
confined to your campsite. Public address systems and
portable speakers may not be used. Please do not run
generators more than necessary. Quiet time is 10 p.m.
to 6 a.m.
Pets must be on a 6-foot leash and under physical control
at all times, or caged. While hiking on National Forest
trails, pets must be on a leash or under voice command.
Remember, hydrants are a water source only. Use a bucket
or pan to obtain water for dishwashing, or personal
Please report all observed acts of vandalism IMMEDIATELY
to the nearest Forest Service officer or campground
Host with as much information as possible. We appreciate
your time and efforts to help maintain campgrounds.
Campgrounds are family-operated campgrounds, among
the finest RV and tent-camping facilities in the Western
United States. Includes Brown's Town Campground, Owens
River Campground and Millpond Campground. Located only
a mile south of Bishop, Brown's Town offers 150 shady
campsites for RV's and tents, with clean restrooms,
hot showers, and electric, water, and cable TV hookups.
There's a country store, a cafe, a museum, and a nice
recreational area, too!