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Attention: Major reconstruction will be taking place on Rock Creek Road for the duration of the 2015 season. While the road will remain open to traffic throughout the project, visitors may experience delays of up to 30 minutes. Additionally, at certain times, the road may need to be closed for longer periods of time; Monday through Friday.
ROCK CREEK LAKE, CA
part ofInyo National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue May 26 2015 Season Dates
OverviewRock Creek Lake is located near Bishop, Tom's Place and Mammoth Lakes, California, in Inyo National Forest. This high-elevation facility provides both RV and tent-only sites on the banks of scenic Rock Creek Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, a perfect location for limitless mountain recreation opportunities. Fishing, camping, hiking and horseback riding at the nearby pack station are popular.
This is not the Rock Creek close to Fresno and Yosemite in nearby Sierra National Forest; the facilities are often confused.
The campsites at Rock Creek Lake sit on a low hill with scattered aspen and lodgepole pine trees overlooking the lake's crystal blue waters. At an elevation of 9,600 feet, the facility affords visitors excellent mountain views.
Rock Creek and other waterways in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains are known for exceptional trout fishing. A catch from the lake may include brook, brown, rainbow and stocked Alpers trout, while anglers may be treated to golden trout in the backcountry. Power boats on the lake are limited to electric motors only.
The campsites are well-spaced along the lake shore, with several tent-only, walk-in sites overlooking the lake. Boat rentals, educational programs, groceries and showers are all nearby. Firewood is available on-site for a fee. Bears inhabit the area, so bear-proof lockers are provided for campers to store food.
Visitors have convenient access the magnificent John Muir Wilderness, which stretches for 100 miles along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a land of lofty snow-capped mountains, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially-carved terrain, and offers extensive hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Mammoth Lakes, California, drive south on Highway 395 for approximately 13 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit and proceed west up the canyon for about 10 miles. At the lake, follow the signs to the family campground.
Mailing Address:ROCK CREEK LAKE
BISHOP CA 93515
Phone Number:Information: (760)873-2500