Diaz Lake Campground

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Diaz Lake


Diaz Lake Campground,  Lone Pine, Inyo County, CA

Diaz Lake Campground

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

South of Mammoth Lakes are a number of wonderful camping areas along the Eastern Sierra. Among them are Convict Lake, Rock Creek, Sabrina Lake, South Lake, and Big Pine. Diaz Lake Campground makes a good base from which to explore many of these places.

  • Don't miss the Early Opener Trout Derby, March 4, 2017, at Diaz Lake.
  • Also plan to be there for Mule Days in Bishop, Memorial Day weekend.
  • And try to make it to the popular Blake Jones Trout Derby in early March at Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
  • Try some bouldering (rock climbing) at Buttermilk, a hilly area just east of the Horton Creek drainage and about 8 miles west of Bishop.
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Enjoy some wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Make a day trip to beautiful Mammoth Lakes.
  • Take a day hike up the trail into Little Lakes Valley.
  • Spend a day at Rock Creek Lake's beach area, swimming and fishing
  • Go on a trail ride with Rock Creek Pack Station or near Lake Sabrina and North Lake see Bishop Pack Outfitters.
  • Mountain bike along challenging trails in the Rock Creek area.
  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • Hike up Big Pine Creek past waterfalls to actor Lon Chaney's wilderness cabin.

Key Diaz Lake Campground Regulations

  1. The Launch Ramp is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
  2. There is no riding of off-road, motorcycles or ATV type vehicles within the Diaz Lake Campground.
  3. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  4. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  5. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.

Diaz Lake Campground

Diaz Lake Campground is on the shore of 80-acre Diaz Lake along Highway 395, three miles south of Lone Pine. Diaz Lake is popular for summer waterskiing, boating, and swimming. Motorized boat are permitted on the lake from mid-May through October. At other times kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized watercraft are still allowed. Year-year fishing is good for Alpers trout and bass. The lake features an ADA fishing dock.

Diaz Lake Campground has 100 lakeside campsites, some of which have water hook-ups. Many spaces can accommodate large RVs. Some campsites have shade. Diaz Lake also have a group camping area. Campsites have beautiful views of the Sierra to the west.

Note: All watercraft are subject to quagga mussel inspection prior to launch. Watercraft larger than 22 feet are not permitted in the lake.

Diaz Lake Campground Basics
Diaz Lake Campground Location: Off Highway 395, three miles south of Lone Pine
Elevation: 3,675 feet
Mileage from major cities: 58 miles south of Bishop
209 miles north of Los Angeles
262 miles south of Reno
Number of Campsites: 100
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 4 included in posted price, up to 7 maximum with added $3 per person
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicle, fee for 3nd vehicle
Maximum Length of Stay: 15 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Inyo County Parks and Recreation
Information: (760) 873-5564

Reservations for Diaz Lake Campground
Reservations available Reservations can be made by mail for summer holiday weekends only (2 weeks in advance)
Otherwise, first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: No limit
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Accessible sites and facilities
Fees: $14 per night per campsite
$10 per day for motorized boat

Diaz Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, some sites with water hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Diaz Lake Campground: Enjoy the convenient boat launch ramp, fishing dock, and playground. Play a round at the Mt. Whitney Golf Course. Visit the Easter Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center. Tour Manzanar War Relocation Center. drive to Death Valley or up to Whitney Portal.

Diaz Lake Campground,  Lone Pine, Inyo County, CA

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