Southern Eastern Sierra Attractions and Activities
Many great camping areas are spread along the Eastern Sierra. Among them are Sabrina Lake, Big Pine, Convict Lake, Rock Creek, and South Lake.
For groups staying at Bishop Park Campground, some of the best places to explore and close by.
Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
Enjoy wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
Mountain bike along several challenging trails in the Rock Creek area.
Hike up Big Pine Creek past waterfalls to actor Lon Chaney's wilderness cabin.
Bishop Park Campground is beside Bishop Creek, 3 miles downstream from Lake Sabrina. Visitors to the campground enjoy a pretty site along the popular fishing stream. Nearby Lake Sabrina is also a favorite destination for fishing. A free launch ramp is available there. The speed limit on Lake Sabrina is 10 MPH. Hikers often set out from the trailhead at Lake Sabrina into the Sabrina Basin for day trips or overnight stays at one of the many beautiful lakes. Photographers and nature lovers are drawn to the fall color of the aspens along the valley.
Bishop Park Campground has 18 campsites along the creek. Eight of the campsites are for tents only. The rest of the sites can accommodate small RVs, trailers, and tents. Some of the best campsites are down close to the creek. The maximum stay at the campground is 14 days.
Northwest side of Lake Sabrina Road/Highway 168, 16½ miles west of Bishop
Mileage from major cities:
283 miles north of Los Angeles 214 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites:
Open - Closed:
Mid-May through mid-September
Max. People per Site:
6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site:
2 vehicles, 2nd vehicle $7
Maximum Length of Stay:
On leash, always attended
Recreation Resource Management for Inyo National Forest
Information - Inyo NF, Bishop
First come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length:
Wheelchair Accessible Sites:
None designated, but some facilities are accessible
$26 per night
2:00 PM, 1:00 PM
Bishop Park Campground Amenities
Picnic table, fire ring, bear-proof food storage locker; no hook-ups
Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Attractions near Bishop Park Campground:
Head up to Lake Sabrina for fishing and boating. Lake Sabrina Landing has boat rentals, free launch ramp, tackle and bait, snacks and drinks, and a cafe. Find hiking trails into the Sabrina Basin. Enjoy trail rides and wilderness trips with Bishop Pack Outfitters.
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests. The length of time campers may stay at a particular Forest Service campground varies. Usually it is 14 days, but some allow longer stays while a few of the most popular campgrounds limit stays to 7 days.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.
Bishop Park Group Campground
Bishop Park Group Campground
Bishop Park Group Campground is located across the highway from the main Bishop Park Campground. The tent-only group campsite has room for up to 25 people and 8 vehicles. Picnic tables, piped water, flush toilets, and bear boxes are provided. RVs are not recommended. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance and there is a 2 night minimum stay.
Before choosing Bishop Park Group Campground, groups might also consider Table Mountain Group Campground along South Lake Road. Although Table Mountain has vault toilets and no potable water, it is more secluded and scenic than Bishop Park's group site.