French Camp lies in the Rock Creek area of the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains, near Tom's Place and midway between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California. Its ideal location makes this campground a good stop for travelers on U.S. Highway 395 to rest overnight. Hiking opportunities are vast, and the creekside campground is convenient for fishing. The facility is large and inviting, with forest and mountain views and several amenities. Opening and closing dates for the season are dependent on weather. Changing campsites in this campground is prohibited. Maximum two vehicles, or one RV/trailer per site; trailers count as 1 vehicle; extra vehicle fee of $7 collected on-site. Campers with reservations must check in with the manager. Campers are permitted to stay 21 nights. This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations. Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals. Click here for more information about Inyo National Forest. Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for both day and overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits. Don’t Move Firewood: Protect California’s forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
- Fire Pit
- Picnic Table