8.8 Excellent
Mammoth Lakes, California

Convict Lake Campground

Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Lakes, California
Phone: (760)924-5500

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $24 9/2015

Latitude: 37.600284648406
Longitude: -118.85115763397

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are fine, some are unlevel. ours was pretty good, #88. You can see the lake from our site, and probably from #2, and #3. There is very few trees to provide shade, and this is a no-hookup situation. Convict lake is within walking distance and it is stocked with trout during the year. We didn't catch any this time though. The lake was crowded on Saturday and Sunday, but Monday of Labor Day weekend was good and we did our boat fishing then. You are only 10 minutes or so from Mammoth Lakes area for supplies. There is a free dump station on the way in to the lake. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Fish the lake, Drive the Mammoth/June Lake loop. Visit Devil's Post pile. Ride the gondola to the top of Mammoth. Lots of festivals in the summer at Mammoth lakes. The road from the highway to the campground was dirt when we visited, but it looked like they were in the middle of repaving it. It is probably paved by the time you get there.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp hosts and manager were very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are newer, clean, and smell good. The sites, although narrow for my 32' fifth wheel with 3 slides, had plenty of grassy space and a large table in back alongside the creek (space 24). Tall pines made my site feel cozy. Work could be done on some of the asphalt pads that are cracking and need leveling. We had a big snow just before I was to depart and the manager gave folks due to leave that day a free night. Before I departed, one of the hosts came to help me sweep the foot of snow off my slide toppers. The lake is absolutely beautiful - with a lovely 3 mile walk around it. A cute boardwalk at the back where the stream enters the lake has a grassy area for a picnic or for a nice rest. The nearby resort has a restaurant and rents boats to fish the lake. I heard the trout fishing was great. I will definitely return. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been coming here for years. It's a beautiful lake right up against the Eastern Sierra where they offer boat rentals, or you can walk all the way around the lake. The sites were mostly barren in the upper loops, but in the lower loops there is more foliage. The sites are level for tenting or RVing. The bathrooms were clean and recently remodeled to be more modern. You can grab a shower at the Convict Lake Resort for a fee. The Resort has a well stocked store w/ meats, milk, wine, and necessities. You can buy a fishing license here, too. I saw some larger 5th wheels here, but the sites are too small for larger Class A's, etc. The resort has an award winning restaurant which is very close to the campground. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground but could use more trash cans. Fishing is very good in creek which runs behind some of the sites. Stayed in #57 this time at the end of the loop which puts you as far back into the campground as you can get. The hosts were very friendly and actually delivered firewood to your sites. Left earlier then planned due to the rain and snow coming a bit early. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Have camped here many times over the years. It is an awesome place just for the scenery alone. Fishing in Convict Creek behind our campsites #58 & #59 was outstanding, limited out each day. Didn't fish the lake this time but heard the fishing was very good. Great for place families, the kids will love it. Only a few minutes away to Mammoth Lakes for all of your shopping needs. Central to all sights to be seen. My only complaint is that there needs to be more dumpsters located around the campground and not just at the restrooms. We're self contained so we don't use the restrooms and camp as far away from them as possible. Make your reservations early. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park IF you make your reservations early and, get a shaded wooded spot. We like the closeness to town and, you can walk everywhere from here. Great bike/walking trails. Close to restaurants. The cement side is a parking lot. OK for a night or so. The wooded sites in the shade are nice, although a few can be very tricky to get into with a bigger rig, Again MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY! The one annoying thing was the surly attitudes of the young people working at the front desk. They made it very obvious that they where more interested in talking with friends hanging around than dealing with check ins. Overall the park was good but personnel could use training in customer service. Laundry is good, didn't use showers but, they seemed OK. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This site was no frills, no hookup but wonderful. Set in beautiful scenery in the Eastern Sierra. Toilets were cleaned regularly and managers were friendly and helpful. Restaurant (pricey but very good) and store (well stocked with basics) is 5 mins walk from most sites. Firewood $5 a bundle and beautiful clear skies at night. Mammoth Lakes 8 miles away for large stores and activities. Convict Lake renowned for good fishing. Excellent site if you don't mind no hookup (dump station on site though). We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Very disappointed, while each site had a bear box, we never saw a bear, and we watched!! LOL. Convict lake is dry and many of the sites are far from level, but when you do get a good one, its very, very good. We did go into the little store and I would suggest that you stop in Bishop before you arrive and do your shopping there. Everything was overpriced, but they had a captive audience. Convict Lake itself was beautiful and our site was next to the creek so we got to enjoy the bubbling sounds. The only way to really enjoy this campground is to go with reservations and if possible go in late spring or early fall when the camp grounds are less crowded. We did and we were not disappointed. We camped at Convict Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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