North Lake Campground
North Lake Campground
4.5
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North Lake Campground is situated among the trees and adjacent to the north fork of Bishop Creek. If you’re dreaming of camping high in the Sierras, surrounded by countless trees and the cool breeze of a nearby lake, North Lake Campground is where you should be. Fish the nearby North Lake and hike some the few picturesque hiking trails which connect you with the greater John Muir wilderness.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Barbara B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Went to see the fall colors at their peak & we found out this is at a high elevation. Crowds of people also went to see this magical natural & beautiful sight. Camping sites available too.
Written November 1, 2022
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Cchen280
LA36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
North lake is usually peak around the beginning of October. This year the peak time delays for more than 2 weeks. So the color is so so.
Written October 21, 2019
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Thank you for leaving your review for North Lake Campground. Your photos beautifully capture the fall foliage! Thank you for sharing.
Written October 29, 2019
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wildman66
SoCal37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
North Lake Campground is a special place to camp at the end of the road in the Eastern Sierra. You take a one lane dirt road and find this gem right above North Lake. A creek runs through it with wild trout and there are trails that take you into the back country. Camp sites are well laid out and come with fire ring and table...parking spot and restrooms nearby. A very pleasant, out of the way place to spend a week or two exploring all that Bishop Creek Canyon has to offer at the upper end.
Written May 9, 2017
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PAC626
Sierra Madre, CA127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
If you like High Altitude Camping and/ or are looking for a place to stay to acclimate for a high elevation hike, this is a wonderfully lush, somewhat intimate campground. Not very many sites, so even when 'full' it does not seem crowded and is not noisy.

Beautiful Scenery, great fishing at North Lake and the inlet and outlet creeks. Also a pack station nearby, however not right next to the campground so you have the access without the odor associated with a corral. :-)

Be prepared for lots of Mosquitoes late into the season........
Many YouTube videos to view and get an idea of the location.
Written September 5, 2017
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mtk07
Sacramento, California117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We stayed here on Memorial Day (Monday-Tuesday) after spending a few nights in Buttermilk Country. The campgrounds in the area were full during the weekend, but we were the only people at North Lake Campground on Monday night.

We chose one of the walk in sites and enjoyed the shade. There are hiking trails out to Lamarck Lakes and Piute Pass from the campsite. Though we encountered lots of snow on higher hikes over the weekend (particularly Bishop's Pass), there was no snow at the campground and the weather was pleasant.

Compared to the camgrounds at Lake Sabrina and South Lake that we drove by, North Lake Campground seemed to offer more seclusion and a more immersive nature experience.
Written January 30, 2019
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We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at North Lake Campground over Memorial Day Weekend, and that you were able to experience all that the great outdoors has to offer in the area. We hope to have you visit again soon. Thank you!
Written February 19, 2019
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angela s
McCall, ID122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We have set up a base camp of sorts all around the area and this is one of our favorites. It is well maintained, the bathrooms are clean, access to fishing, hiking, and exploring are excellent, and town isn't too far away.
Written November 19, 2018
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Melissa Lee
Los Angeles, CA83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Beautiful campground in the winter, as the entire area was covered in snow! We had the entire hike from the parking lot to the campground to ourselves. (road closed)
Had some pretty spectacular views , by which you would not get in summer if you had to drive all the way up.
Written April 8, 2018
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