This is one of my favorite places in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. It’s just a short drive from the highway and Mammoth Airport. The campground is very popular with a mix of reserved and non reserved sites. I understand the name of the lake is related to some convicts who escaped to the area many years ago. We were able to get a walk up sites by arriving in the early afternoon. The sites are well groomed with fire pits and picnic tables. The restrooms are very clean and well maintained. The setting may be one of the most beautiful in California. You have large mountain lake surrounded on 3 sides by beautiful mountain peaks. They have great 3 or 4 mile trail around the lake and lots of fishing opportunities.