South of Mammoth Lakes are a number of wonderful camping areas along the Eastern Sierra. Among them are Convict Lake, Rock Creek, Sabrina Lake, South Lake, and Big Pine. Diaz Lake Campground makes a good base from which to explore many of these places.
Diaz Lake Campground is on the shore of 80-acre Diaz Lake along Highway 395, three miles south of Lone Pine. Diaz Lake is popular for summer waterskiing, boating, and swimming. Motorized boat are permitted on the lake from mid-May through October. At other times kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized watercraft are still allowed. Year-year fishing is good for Alpers trout and bass. The lake features an ADA fishing dock.
Diaz Lake Campground has 100 lakeside campsites, some of which have water hook-ups. Many spaces can accommodate large RVs. Some campsites have shade. Diaz Lake also have a group camping area. Campsites have beautiful views of the Sierra to the west.
Note: All watercraft are subject to quagga mussel inspection prior to launch. Watercraft larger than 22 feet are not permitted in the lake.
|Diaz Lake Campground Basics|
|Diaz Lake Campground Location:||Off Highway 395, three miles south of Lone Pine|
|Mileage from major cities:||58 miles south of Bishop
209 miles north of Los Angeles
262 miles south of Reno
|Number of Campsites:||100|
|Open - Closed:||Open year-round|
|Max. People per Site:||4 included in posted price, up to 7 maximum with added $3 per person|
|Vehicles per Site:||2 vehicle, fee for 3nd vehicle|
|Maximum Length of Stay:||15 days|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Operated by||Inyo County Parks and Recreation|
|Reservations for Diaz Lake Campground|
|Reservations available||Reservations can be made by mail for summer holiday weekends only (2 weeks in advance)
Otherwise, first come, first served
|Maximum RV/Trailer Length:||No limit|
|Wheelchair Accessible Sites:||Accessible sites and facilities|
|Fees:||$14 per night per campsite
$10 per day for motorized boat
|Diaz Lake Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire ring, some sites with water hook-ups|
|Campground:||Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, tap water|
|Attractions near Diaz Lake Campground:||Enjoy the convenient boat launch ramp, fishing dock, and playground. Play a round at the Mt. Whitney Golf Course. Visit the Easter Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center. Tour Manzanar War Relocation Center. drive to Death Valley or up to Whitney Portal.|