Convict Lake Campground
Convict Lake Campground is located along Convict Creek a short distance downstream from Convict Lake. Visitors to the campground enjoy fishing for trout on Convict Creek and in the 170-acre lake. Convict is a no-wake lake, permitting electric motors only of 6 HP or less and limiting speeds to 10 MPH or less. Hikers like to set out on the 3½-mile Lake Trail around Convict Lake or other nearby trails leading into the John Muir Wilderness. The nearby Convict Lake Resort has lodging, a restaurant, a store, a marina with boat rentals, and guided horseback rides.
Convict Lake Campground's 85 campsites are spread mostly in sage with magnificent views of surrounding peaks. Along the creek are groves of aspen and cottonwood. A few campsites have views of the lake. Forty-eight of the campsites can be reserved ahead of time while the remainder are first come, first served. Ten campsites are designated for tents only. The maximum length of stay at Convict Lake Campground is 7 days.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. At Convict Lake wheelchair-accessible sites may be occupied by a party without a disability if no other sites are available.