Sabrina Campground

Inyo National Forest

Sabrina Campground

Lake Sabrina,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Lake Sabrina

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.

  • Great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley
  • Wonderful hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada
  • Close 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 Inyo National Forest Camping Regulations

  1. Fires only in fire rings
  2. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM
  3. Generators 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 per campsite
  5. To avoid problems with bears campers are required to store food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.

Sabrina Campground

Sabrina Campground sits along Bishop Creek, ½ mile downstream from Lake Sabrina. Visitors to the campground can take advantage of the excellent fishing spots along Bishop Creek and at nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake. The speed limit on Lake Sabrina is 10 MPH. Hikers often set out from Lake Sabrina into the Sabrina Basin for day trips or overnight stays at one of the many beautiful lakes. In autumn Bishop Creek area aspens display dazzling colors which attract nature lovers and photographers.

Sabrina Campground has 18 campsites located along Bishop Creek. Some of the campsites are tucked among the trees close to the creek while others are more open. The maximum stay at the campground is 7 days.

Campground Basics
Location: Lake Sabrina Road/Highway 168, 19 miles west of Bishop
Elevation: 9,000 feet
Mileage from major cities: 285 miles north of Los Angeles
216 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 18
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: 7 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Recreation Resource Management for Inyo National Forest
Information -
Inyo NF, Bishop
(760) 873-2400

No Reservations First come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $26 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Sabrina Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, bear-proof food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Lake Sabrina for fishing and boating, Lake Sabrina Landing has boat rentals, free launch ramp, tackle and bait, snacks and drinks, and a cafe; hiking trails into the Sabrina Basin; 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.

Accessible Sites

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

Sabrina Basin,  John Muir wilderness, CA

Sabrina Basin

Map of Campgrounds along Bishop Creek in the Inyo National Forest, CA


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