Four Jeffrey Campground

Inyo National Forest


South Lake


Four Jeffrey Campground,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Four Jeffrey Campground

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

All along the Eastern Sierra are exciting and scenic places to explore. For those staying at Four Jeffry Campground, magnificent South Lake should be your first stop. After that, there are many to choose from.

  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • 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.
  • Go on a trail ride with Rock Creek Pack Station or near Lake Sabrina and North Lake see Bishop Pack Outfitters.
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Enjoy wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Spend days among the beautiful Mammoth Lakes.
  • Take a day hike up the trail into Little Lakes Valley at Rock Creek.
  • Enjoy a day at Rock Creek Lake's beach area, swimming and fishing.

Key Four Jeffrey Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears campers are required to store food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Quiet Hours extend from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. Generators are allowed only during non-quiet hours; three-hour maximum run time and must be attended while running.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets are allowed per campsite.
  5. Fires are only allowed in provided fire rings.

Four Jeffrey Campground

Four Jeffrey Campground is located 1 mile up South Lake Road from its junction with Highway 168 in the Inyo National Forest. Four Jeffrey is a popular camping destination for those planning trips up to beautiful South Lake. Fishing and slow-speed boating are popular there. Hikers often set out on day trips from South Lake to explore the many scenic lakes and peaks in the area. Nearby Lake Sabrina is another popular side-trip from the campground.

Four Jeffrey Campground has 106 campsites scattered along the South Fork of Bishop Creek. Some of the nicest campsites are set among the trees close to the creek. A few sites are out in the open. Thirty-one of the campsites can be reserved ahead of time; the rest are left open as first-come, first-served campsites. Among the sites which can be reserved, 4 along the creek are designed for tents only. All the others can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. The maximum stay at the campground is 14 days.

Four Jeffrey Campground Basics
Four Jeffrey Campground Location: Off South Lake Road, 1 mile from Highway 168 and 18 miles west of Bishop
Elevation: 8,090 feet
Mileage from major cities: 283 miles north of Los Angeles
214 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 106
Open - Closed: Late April through October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicles, 2nd vehicle $7
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Recreation Resource Management for Inyo National Forest
Information - Inyo NF, Bishop (760) 873-2400

Reservations at Four Jeffrey Campground
Reservations Available from late May through early September
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but some facilities are accessible
Fees: $26 per night
Reservations: Four Jeffrey Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Four Jeffrey Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, bear-proof food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump station: Yes
Attractions close to Four Jeffrey Campground: Parcher's Resort - South Lake Landing has boat rentals. The resort also has cabin rentals and a cafe. Hike toward Bishop Pass past many scenic lakes. Trail rides and wilderness trips are available with Bishop Pack Outfitters. For fishing nearby wilderness lakes, see Dave's Sierra Fishing - Inyo County.

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

South Lake,  Inyo National Forest, CA

South Lake

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