Convict Lake is located in: Convict Lake, CA
This is a lake with a very rich history and after one visit, it's easy to see why it is so popular. We greatly enjoyed our time on this lake and look forward to going back soon. The quality of the fishing was top notch and overall, this was a really great experience. The lake is very pet friendly, and the marina's staff will go all out to make sure that you are having a good time.
The name of the lake comes from a big shootout that occurred in this area after a prison break in the 1800's. Things are a lot quieter now and you can truly enjoy a slice of the good life during your stay. The campgrounds are well maintained and all of the facilities are in terrific shape.
Is Boating Allowed?
Yes, and there is a marina located at the lake. You are free to bring your own boat, or you can also rent one on site. We've included this information for you below.
Is there a boat launch?
Yes, there is a launch at the lake, but you will need to pay a day fee in order to use it.
Is camping allowed?
Yes, there are three main sites at this lake:
Convict Lake Campground - 88 sites, 25 of which can be reserved
Sherwin Creek Campground - Must be reserved at least four days in advance
McGee Creek Campground - Must be reserved more than four days in advance
Is fishing allowed?
Yes, fishing is encouraged here. In fact, they frequently hold fishing derbies that are a lot of fun to watch or to participate in.
What kind of fish will I find here?
You'll have a good chance of catching trout, bass, bluegill or crappie and you may even find the occasional catfish while you're here.
Are there any regulations I need to know about?
Yes, if you plan to fish the lake, you will need to have a proper California fishing license. In addition, for those that will also be boating, it is necessary to have a proper license. If you will be bringing your own boat, it must be registered and licensed, and operated under California law.
Boat Rental Fees:
Boat Rental Rates Full Day Half Day Two Hours Twilight
Pontoon Boat $255 $165 $100 $100
Boat and Motor $85 $60 $40 $40
Deluxe Boat w/Motor $130 $85 $60 $60
Boat/Kayak/Canoe $40 $30 $20 n/a
Multiple Day Rates 2 of 3 3 of 4 4 of 5 5 of 7
Pontoon Boat $360 $525 $660 $800
Boat and Motor $130 $180 $220 $250
Deluxe Boat w/Motor $200 $270 $330 $400
How to Get There From the Bay Area:
Cross the Sierra Nevada on Inter-State 80 to Reno, U.S. 50 to Carson City, State Route 108 (Sonora Pass Road) to Bridgeport, or State Route 120 (Tioga Pass Road) to Lee Vining. From any of these roads, drive southward on U.S. 395 to the Convict Lake turnoff.
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