Table Mountain Group Campground

Inyo National Forest

South Lake

Table Mountain Group Campground,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Table Mountain Group 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.

  • 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.

Table Mountain Group Campground

Table Mountain Group Campground is 4 miles up South Lake Road from its junction with Highway 168 in the Inyo National Forest. The walk-in, tents-only campground is a scenic and secluded spot for groups to gather next to gently flowing South Fork Bishop Creek. The campground serves as a convenient base for trips up to beautiful South Lake. Fishing and slow-speed boating are popular there. The lake has a 5 MPH speed limit. Hikers often set out on day trips from South Lake to explore the many beautiful lakes and peaks in the area.

Table Mountain Group Campground has a single site for groups up to 25 people and 6 vehicles. No overnight camping is allowed in the parking lot. The campground has no potable water. The maximum stay at the campground is 7 days.

Campground Basics
Location: Off South Lake Road 4 miles from Highway 168 and 21 miles west of Bishop
Elevation: 8,840 feet
Mileage from major cities: 286 miles north of Los Angeles
217 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 1
Open - Closed: Late May through late September
Max. People per Site: 25
Vehicles per Site: 6
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Inyo National Forest
Information: White Mountain Visitor Center (760) 873-2500

Reservations Required whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 4 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival.
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $75 per night
Reservations: Table Mountain Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Table Mountain Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, bear-proof food storage lockers; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump station: Available at nearby Four Jeffrey Campground
Nearby attractions: Parcher's Resort - South Lake Landing has boat rentals. The resort has cabin rentals and a cafe. Hiking toward Bishop Pass to many scenic lakes. Trail rides and wilderness trips 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.

Table Mountain Group Campground,  Inyo National Forest, CA

Table Mountain Group Campground

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


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