Sabrina Campground

Inyo National Forest

Sabrina Campground

Lake Sabrina,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Lake Sabrina

Southern Eastern Sierra
Attractions and Activities

Wonderful places for camping, fishing, and hiking can be found all over the Eastern Sierra. Campers at Sabrina Campground are close to Lake Sabrina. Many other wonderful destinations are found nearby.

  • Visit Bishop Pack Outfitters and find out about wilderness pack trips.
  • Stop down the road at Cardinal Village Resort's Cafe, open from 8 AM to 3 PM.
  • Fish for trout in popular Bishop Creek or nearby Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
  • Find excellent fishing at Rock Creek Lake, Lake Crowley, and Convict Lake.
  • Take a day hike up the trail into Little Lakes Valley at Rock Creek.
  • Enjoy a day at Rock Creek Lake's beach area for swimming.
  • Hike up Big Pine Creek past waterfalls to actor Lon Chaney's wilderness cabin and Big Pine Lakes.
  • Find excellent fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Enjoy interesting hiking trails leading into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Head to the Rock Creek area for challenging mountain biking trails.
  • Find great fishing at Convict Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Lake Crowley.
  • Spend days fishing and hiking among the beautiful Mammoth Lakes.

Key Sabrina Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  2. RVs and trailers are not allowed in the campground.
  3. Dogs must be always kept on leash and always attended. No more than 2 pets are allowed per campsite.
  4. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings. Collect only down and dead firewood.
  5. To avoid bear problems, 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 Sabrina Campground is 7 days.

Sabrina Campground Basics
Sabrina Campground 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
Attractions near Sabrina Campground: Visit Lake Sabrina for fishing and boating. Lake Sabrina Landing has boat rentals, free launch ramp, tackle and bait, snacks and drinks, and a cafe. Take hiking trails into the Sabrina Basin. Visit North Lake for fishing and non-motorized boating. Find hiking trails into the John Muir Wilderness. Go on 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, including Sabrina Campground, CA


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