French Camp Campground

Inyo National Forest

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Rock Creek Road Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 760-873-2500 760-873-2400 Reservations: 1877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 37.553, -118.683

Last Price Paid: $27
Number of Sites: 85
Pad Type: asphalt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 7333 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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WCRCinCA
CA Grand Design 2400BH
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 36

WCRCinCA would stay here again

“Great spot in Inyo NF”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2019

Overall Rating

There are a lot of options when you turn up to Toms Place off the 395 and head up Rock Creek Road. The first campground you come to is French Camp which is great if you don’t want to head up into the 8-9000 ft elevation. It’s 80-some spots with about 30 of those being walk-ups. Reserving online will ensure you get a spot big enough if you’re an RVer, but there are some walk-ups that would be suitable. This is a dusty, alpine campground with lots of granite boulders scattered about (bring your outdoor rugs!) so be prepared to find dust/sand on everything. Some sites are close enough to hear Rock Creek rushing by. Sites vary a lot with some being very private to others being good for two groups side by side. Or if you’re not friends with the neighbors, you soon will be because the fire pits are close enough to listen in on each other’s conversations. Sites 33 and 34 as well as 36 and 37 are good examples of this. Regardless, we had a great weekend here and our site 36 was plenty big for our trailer. Driving up to Rock Creek Lake or Mosquito Flats/John Muir Trail is a must do. There is an RV water fill shortly after driving past the first loop, however there are water spigots placed throughout the campground that could also be used since they’re threaded for hoses. There is a dump station just across the campground on Rock Creek Road that can actually handle two rigs at a time in opposite directions. It’s free for those who stay in any of the campgrounds in Rock Creek or $8 for those that didn’t. There is also a potable water spigot in that same area, but if you have a short hose you’ll have to maneuver over to it. Even though the photos seem old, check campsitephotos.com if you want to try and do a little recon before heading in there. The campground doesn’t appear to have changed much. We will no doubt be back!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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