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Camping in the Bishop Area

Bishop Creek Canyon Camping
INYO National Forest

Entrance Station
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 months only.

Roads and Parking
The road to North Lake is narrow and steep, with few turn-around spots. Large vehicles and trailers are not recommended.

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.

Family Campgrounds
For up-to-date campground information, see the Inyo National Forest Campground Information page.

Important Information

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 disposal
Trash bins are located close to campground entrances. Please do your part to keep campgrounds clean.

Cleaning Fish
Clean fish well away from water sources, including water hydrants and restrooms. Wrap and deposit entrails in trash bin.

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 hygiene.

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.

Brown's 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!

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