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Cold, clear creeks dancing down mountain canyons and gem-like alpine lakes are home to fighting Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Golden trout. Cast a fly or lure, bait a hook and get ready for some of the finest fishing in the west. The Bishop area is renowned for its trout fishery. Whether it’s the challenge of the catch-and-release wild trout section of the Owens River or casting your line into a sparkling lake, the chance of catching a big one is always there.

Camping in the Bishop area brings back childhood memories of roasting marshmallows over an open fire, sleeping under the starlit sky and breathing the cool, fresh, pine scented air. You can relive those times and create even more memories for yourself and your children and grandchildren in one of the many campgrounds the Bishop Area has to offer. Most campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest are first come-first served, but a few such as group campgrounds for Boy Scouts and church groups are available on a reserve basis.

PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS

USFS – White Mountain Ranger Station – Inyo Nat’l Forest
Phone: 760-873-2500
www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo

National Recreation Reservation Service
For select and group Forest Service campgrounds
Phone: 877-444-6777
www.reserveusa.com

Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 760-872-5000
www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop/camping/index.html

Inyo County Parks & Recreation (campgrounds & parks)
Also info on holding weddings & events at county parks
Phone : 760-873-5577
www.inyocountycamping.com

Rental Trailers

Adventure in Camping (Lee Vinning, Ca)
We park the rental trailer in the campground of your choice. Choose from 12 floor plans andover 2200 campsites all trailers include shower, tub, basin, refridgerator, freezer, oven, range, flush toilet, forced air, hot and cold running water, dishes pots pans and utensils
Phone: (760)935-4890 or click here for more details.

Creekside RV Park (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Nestled alongside the South Fork of Bishop Creek in Bishop Creek Canyon , Creekside RV Park offers full hookup RV sites, rental trailers and tent sites. Clean restrooms, a store and cafe round out the conveniences, not to mention the great fishing and creek on the premises. We stock Alpers Trout in our pond (for our guests only). A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you.
Phone: 760-873-4483

PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS

Brown’s Town Campground (in Bishop)
We offer 150 shady RV & tent sites next to the golf course, south of Bishop. Our cafe and country store specialize in hot and cold sandwiches, homemade pies, old fashioned ice cream fountain, fine candies and souvenirs. Stop by and enjoy our free museum and spend the afternoon enjoying the park, pitching horseshoes. You can also stay at Brown’s Millpond Campground six miles north of Bishop, and Brown’s Owens River Campground in Long Valley near Crowley Lake .
Phone: 760-873-8522 or click here for more details.
Highlands RV Park (in Bishop)
Located on North Sierra Highway (Hwy 395) just one mile north of downtown Bishop, Highlands RV Park is open year-round and offers full hookup RV sites.
Phone: 760-873-7616or click here for more details.
Creekside RV Park (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Nestled alongside the South Fork of Bishop Creek in Bishop Creek Canyon , Creekside RV Park offers full hookup RV sites, rental trailers and tent sites. Clean restrooms, a store and cafe round out the conveniences, not to mention the great fishing and creek on the premises. We stock Alpers Trout in our pond (for our guests only). A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you.
Phone: 760-873-4483
Parchers Resort (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Nestled between Bishop Creek and Green Creek, Parchers has an alpine setting that is spectacular for fishermen and hikers alike. Parcher’s offers beautiful RV spaces in picturesque Bishop Creek Canyon. Parcher’s also offers cabins that are fully equipped, most with kitchenettes. The restaurant is open Thursday through Monday and serves a complete breakfast and lunch menu. A gift-shop and mini-mart is also on the premises and has all the necessities for the vacationer. The resort is only 1 mile from South Lake. Creek fishing and several hiking trails are accessible right at the resort. Click here for more details.
Phone: 760-873-4177
Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds (760) 873-3588 Open Year-round & conviently located near downtown Bishop. 42 Sites with water & sewer hook-ups. Each Site has 20,30 &50 amp electricity. Large sites can accomidate RV’s upto 40′. Groups Welcome. Meeting rooms and horse boarding available. www.tricountyfair.com www.tricountyfair.com
J Diamond RV Park (760) 872-7341 A full service RV park, with
60 sites. located in in downtown Bishop, you’ll be close to everything you need, shopping, Schat’s Bakkery, tackle shops and more!

CAMPGROUND GUIDE

Most USFS (U.S. Forest Service) and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campgrounds listed below operate on a “first come, first served” basis. All BLM campgrounds have just a $5 per night fee while USFS rates have gone up for 2007. Campgrounds with a phone number do accept reservations but most of these are group camps (church, Boy Scouts, etc.).

Rock Creek Drainage

Name

Reservation

# of Sites

Season

Fee

Elevation (ft)

Comments

Aspen 877-444-6777 1 5/17 – 10/12 $65 8,100 USFS, Groups
Big Meadow N/A 11 5/17 – 10/29 $20 8,600 USFS, Flush Toilets
East Fork 877-444-6777 133 5/24 – 10/1 $20 9,000 USFS
French Camp 877-444-6777 86 4/25 – 10/29 $20 7,500 USFS
Holiday N/A 35 Year-round $20 7,500 USFS
Iris Meadow N/A 14 5/15 – 10/29 $20 8,300 USFS
Mosquito Flat N/A 10 5/30 – 9/5 No fee 10,100 USFS, No water, walk-in, Wilderness Permit Rqd.
Palisade N/A 5 5/24 – 10/1 $20 8,600 USFS
Pine Grove N/A 11 5/26 – 10/15 $20 9,300 USFS
Rock Creek Lake N/A 28 5/26 – 10/29 $20 9,600 USFS
Rock Creek Lake (group camp) 877-444-6777 1 5/26 – 10/15 $65 9,700 USFS, Groups,
Tuff 877-444-6777 34 4/25 – 10/15 $18 7,000 USFS
Upper Pine Grove N/A 8 5/26 – 10/15 $20 9,400 USFS, Handicapped Access

Bishop Creek Drainage

Name

Reservation

# of Sites

Season

Fee

Elevation (ft)

Comments

Big Trees N/A 9 4/27 – 9/5 $21 7,500 USFS
Bitterbrush (new camp-
ground)
N/A 36 year-round
(water turned off in winter)
$21 7,000 USFS
Bishop Park N/A 21 4/27 – 10/29 $21 7,500 USFS
Bishop Park (group camp) 877-444-6777 1 4/26 – 10/7 $60 7,500 USFS, for groups
Brown’s Town 760-873-8522 150 3/1 – 11/30 $23+ 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Creekside RV Park 760-873-4483 49 4/28 – 10/31 $45 8,300 Private, Hook ups
Forks N/A 8 4/26 – 10/1 $21 7,800 USFS
Four Jeffery N/A 106 4/26 – 10/29 $21 8,100 USFS, Handicapped Access
Highlands RV Park 760-873-7616 103 year-round $40+ 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Intake 2 N/A 7 year round $21 7,500 USFS
Intake 2 Upper N/A 8 4/26 – 10/29 $21 7,500 USFS, walk-in
Horton Creek N/A 53 Closed $10 4,975 BLM
J-Diamond 760-872-7341 60 year-round $35 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Keough’s Hot Springs 760-872-4670 10 6/14 – 10/1 $20+ 9,500 Private, Hook-ups
Millpond 760-937-6775 70 3/1 – 10/31 $25+ 4,500 Private, Hook ups
Mountain Glen N/A 5 5/24 – 10/1 $18 8,200 USFS, no water
North Lake N/A 11 6/14 – 10/1 $19 9,500 USFS, tents only
Parcher’s 760-873-4177 6 5/24 – 10/15 $55 9,000 Private, Hook ups
Pleasant Valley N/A 200 year-round $10 4,500 Inyo County
Shady Rest 760-873-3430 15 year-round $30+ 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Sabrina N/A 18 5/10 – 10/1 $21 9,000 USFS
Table Mountain
(group camp)
877-444-6777 1 5/3 – 10/1 $65 8,500 USFS, no water, group
Willow N/A 7 5/24 – 10/1 $18 9,000 USFS, no water

Big Pine Creek Drainage

Name

Reservation

# of Sites

Season

Fee

Elevation (ft)

Comments

Baker Creek N/A 70 year-round $10+ 3,900 Inyo County
Big Pine Creek 877-444-6777 30 5/3 – 10/15 $18 7,700 USFS, handicapped Access
Clyde Glacier 877-444-6777 1 5/3 – 10/15 $60 7,600 USFS
First Falls N/A 5 5/1 – 10/15 No fee 8,300 USFS, no water, handicapped access
Glacier View 760-872-6911 40 year- round $12+ 3,900 Private, hook ups and hotshowers
Grandview (White Mtns.
Bristlecone Pine Forest)
N/A 26 4/1 – 11/7 $5 8,000 USFS no water
Palisade Glacier (group) 877-444-6777 1 5/3 – 10/15 $60 7,600 USFS
Sage Flat N/A 28 4/26 – 10/29 $18 7,400 USFS, handicapped access
Upper Sage Flat 877-444-6777 21 4/26 – 10/29 $18 7,600 USFS

RV Parks in and around Bishop

Name Contact # Location Services Fee
Brown’s Town 760-873-8522 Approx. 1 mile south of Bishop, just
north of Golf Course on west side of
Hwy 395.
Electricity, cable TV, hot showers, clean restrooms and coin-op laundry $25+
Creekside RV Park 760-873-4483 From Bishop, take HWY 168 west, 14 miles. Go left at South Lake Turnoff, 2 miles Full hook-up
Tent sites
Trailer rental also
$45
Elks Park 760-873-3221 From Bishop, West Line St for 3 mile ELKS Park is on the left. View the Bishop Elks flyer RV Parking, Creek Fishing
Tent sites, grassy area, Bbq areas
Dry Camping
$15
J Diamond RV park 760-872-7341 771 N. Main in Bishop, west side of highway 395, next to Schat’s Bakkery. $35
Keough’s
RV Park
760-872-4670 Just 7 short miles south of Bishop. On west side of Hwy 395, look for the signs. Electricity, water and hot showers $20+
Millpond recreational Facility 760-937-6775 Just 5 miles north of Bishop, on south side of Hwy 395, look for the signs Electricity, water, hot showers, handicapped facilities and coin-op laundry. $25+
Shady Rest RV Park 760-873-3430 399 Yaney St. in Bishop, east side of highway 395, about ½ mi. to east $30+
Highland RV Park 760-873-7616 2275 N. Sierra Hwy in Bishop; go approx 1.5 Miles north on hwy 395 from city park. Wastewater Disposal Station $40
Shell Station 760-873-8283 Intersection of Hwy 395 and Highway 6 at Wye Road Wastewater Disposal Station call

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Click here for campground information the entire Eastern High Sierra.
Cold, clear creeks dancing down mountain canyons and gem-like alpine lakes are home to fighting Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Golden trout. Cast a fly or lure, bait a hook and get ready for some of the finest fishing in the west. The Bishop area is renowned for its trout fishery. Whether it’s the challenge of the catch-and-release wild trout section of the Owens River or casting your line into a sparkling lake, the chance of catching a big one is always there.

Camping in the Bishop area brings back childhood memories of roasting marshmallows over an open fire, sleeping under the starlit sky and breathing the cool, fresh, pine scented air. You can relive those times and create even more memories for yourself and your children and grandchildren in one of the many campgrounds the Bishop Area has to offer. Most campgrounds in the Inyo National Forest are first come-first served, but a few such as group campgrounds for Boy Scouts and church groups are available on a reserve basis.

PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS

USFS – White Mountain Ranger Station – Inyo Nat’l Forest
Phone: 760-873-2500
www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo

National Recreation Reservation Service
For select and group Forest Service campgrounds
Phone: 877-444-6777
www.reserveusa.com

Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 760-872-5000
www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop/camping/index.html

Inyo County Parks & Recreation (campgrounds & parks)
Also info on holding weddings & events at county parks
Phone : 760-873-5577
www.inyocountycamping.com

Rental Trailers

Adventure in Camping (Lee Vinning, Ca)
We park the rental trailer in the campground of your choice. Choose from 12 floor plans andover 2200 campsites all trailers include shower, tub, basin, refridgerator, freezer, oven, range, flush toilet, forced air, hot and cold running water, dishes pots pans and utensils
Phone: (760)935-4890 or click here for more details.

Creekside RV Park (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Nestled alongside the South Fork of Bishop Creek in Bishop Creek Canyon , Creekside RV Park offers full hookup RV sites, rental trailers and tent sites. Clean restrooms, a store and cafe round out the conveniences, not to mention the great fishing and creek on the premises. We stock Alpers Trout in our pond (for our guests only). A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you.
Phone: 760-873-4483

PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS

Brown’s Town Campground (in Bishop)
We offer 150 shady RV & tent sites next to the golf course, south of Bishop. Our cafe and country store specialize in hot and cold sandwiches, homemade pies, old fashioned ice cream fountain, fine candies and souvenirs. Stop by and enjoy our free museum and spend the afternoon enjoying the park, pitching horseshoes. You can also stay at Brown’s Millpond Campground six miles north of Bishop, and Brown’s Owens River Campground in Long Valley near Crowley Lake .
Phone: 760-873-8522 or click here for more details.
Highlands RV Park (in Bishop)
Located on North Sierra Highway (Hwy 395) just one mile north of downtown Bishop, Highlands RV Park is open year-round and offers full hookup RV sites.
Phone: 760-873-7616or click here for more details.
Creekside RV Park (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Nestled alongside the South Fork of Bishop Creek in Bishop Creek Canyon , Creekside RV Park offers full hookup RV sites, rental trailers and tent sites. Clean restrooms, a store and cafe round out the conveniences, not to mention the great fishing and creek on the premises. We stock Alpers Trout in our pond (for our guests only). A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you.
Phone: 760-873-4483
Parchers Resort (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Nestled between Bishop Creek and Green Creek, Parchers has an alpine setting that is spectacular for fishermen and hikers alike. Parcher’s offers beautiful RV spaces in picturesque Bishop Creek Canyon. Parcher’s also offers cabins that are fully equipped, most with kitchenettes. The restaurant is open Thursday through Monday and serves a complete breakfast and lunch menu. A gift-shop and mini-mart is also on the premises and has all the necessities for the vacationer. The resort is only 1 mile from South Lake. Creek fishing and several hiking trails are accessible right at the resort. Click here for more details.
Phone: 760-873-4177
Cardinal Village Resort (in Bishop Creek Canyon)
Located at the bottom of glacially scoured Bishop Creek Canyon, Cardinal Village Resort has an incomparable alpine setting for fishermen, hikers, and other urban escapees alike. The resort offers fully equipped cabins, many with kitchenettes. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 8 AM to 3 PM with a breakfast and lunch menu. They serve dinner on the outdoor deck Mondays and Tuesdays from mid-June until mid-August. (Call for reservations.) A gift-shop and mini-mart is also on the premises and has all the necessities for the vacationer. The resort is only a mile or so below Lake Sabrina and just above the Aspendell community. Creek fishing, a stocked fishing pond ideal for children, and short hiking trails are accessible right at the resort. Click Here for more details. Phone: 760-873-4789
Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds (760) 873-3588 Open Year-round & conviently located near downtown Bishop. 42 Sites with water & sewer hook-ups. Each Site has 20,30 &50 amp electricity. Large sites can accomidate RV’s upto 40′. Groups Welcome. Meeting rooms and horse boarding available. www.tricountyfair.com www.tricountyfair.com
J Diamond RV Park (760) 872-7341 A full service RV park, with
60 sites. located in in downtown Bishop, you’ll be close to everything you need, shopping, Schat’s Bakkery, tackle shops and more!

CAMPGROUND GUIDE

Most USFS (U.S. Forest Service) and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campgrounds listed below operate on a “first come, first served” basis. All BLM campgrounds have just a $5 per night fee while USFS rates have gone up for 2007. Campgrounds with a phone number do accept reservations but most of these are group camps (church, Boy Scouts, etc.).

Rock Creek Drainage

Name

Reservation

# of Sites

Season

Fee

Elevation (ft)

Comments

Aspen 877-444-6777 1 5/17 – 10/12 $65 8,100 USFS, Groups
Big Meadow N/A 11 5/17 – 10/29 $20 8,600 USFS, Flush Toilets
East Fork 877-444-6777 133 5/24 – 10/1 $20 9,000 USFS
French Camp 877-444-6777 86 4/25 – 10/29 $20 7,500 USFS
Holiday N/A 35 Year-round $20 7,500 USFS
Iris Meadow N/A 14 5/15 – 10/29 $20 8,300 USFS
Mosquito Flat N/A 10 5/30 – 9/5 No fee 10,100 USFS, No water, walk-in, Wilderness Permit Rqd.
Palisade N/A 5 5/24 – 10/1 $20 8,600 USFS
Pine Grove N/A 11 5/26 – 10/15 $20 9,300 USFS
Rock Creek Lake N/A 28 5/26 – 10/29 $20 9,600 USFS
Rock Creek Lake (group camp) 877-444-6777 1 5/26 – 10/15 $65 9,700 USFS, Groups,
Tuff 877-444-6777 34 4/25 – 10/15 $18 7,000 USFS
Upper Pine Grove N/A 8 5/26 – 10/15 $20 9,400 USFS, Handicapped Access

Bishop Creek Drainage

Name

Reservation

# of Sites

Season

Fee

Elevation (ft)

Comments

Big Trees N/A 9 4/27 – 9/5 $21 7,500 USFS
Bitterbrush (new camp-
ground)
N/A 36 year-round
(water turned off in winter)
$21 7,000 USFS
Bishop Park N/A 21 4/27 – 10/29 $21 7,500 USFS
Bishop Park (group camp) 877-444-6777 1 4/26 – 10/7 $60 7,500 USFS, for groups
Brown’s Town 760-873-8522 150 3/1 – 11/30 $23+ 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Creekside RV Park 760-873-4483 49 4/28 – 10/31 $45 8,300 Private, Hook ups
Forks N/A 8 4/26 – 10/1 $21 7,800 USFS
Four Jeffery N/A 106 4/26 – 10/29 $21 8,100 USFS, Handicapped Access
Highlands RV Park 760-873-7616 103 year-round $40+ 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Intake 2 N/A 7 year round $21 7,500 USFS
Intake 2 Upper N/A 8 4/26 – 10/29 $21 7,500 USFS, walk-in
Horton Creek N/A 53 Closed $10 4,975 BLM
J-Diamond 760-872-7341 60 year-round $35 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Keough’s Hot Springs 760-872-4670 10 6/14 – 10/1 $20+ 9,500 Private, Hook-ups
Millpond 760-937-6775 70 3/1 – 10/31 $25+ 4,500 Private, Hook ups
Mountain Glen N/A 5 5/24 – 10/1 $18 8,200 USFS, no water
North Lake N/A 11 6/14 – 10/1 $19 9,500 USFS, tents only
Parcher’s 760-873-4177 6 5/24 – 10/15 $55 9,000 Private, Hook ups
Pleasant Valley N/A 200 year-round $10 4,500 Inyo County
Shady Rest 760-873-3430 15 year-round $30+ 4,100 Private, Hook ups
Sabrina N/A 18 5/10 – 10/1 $21 9,000 USFS
Table Mountain
(group camp)
877-444-6777 1 5/3 – 10/1 $65 8,500 USFS, no water, group
Willow N/A 7 5/24 – 10/1 $18 9,000 USFS, no water

Big Pine Creek Drainage

Name

Reservation

# of Sites

Season

Fee

Elevation (ft)

Comments

Baker Creek N/A 70 year-round $10+ 3,900 Inyo County
Big Pine Creek 877-444-6777 30 5/3 – 10/15 $18 7,700 USFS, handicapped Access
Clyde Glacier 877-444-6777 1 5/3 – 10/15 $60 7,600 USFS
First Falls N/A 5 5/1 – 10/15 No fee 8,300 USFS, no water, handicapped access
Glacier View 760-872-6911 40 year- round $12+ 3,900 Private, hook ups and hotshowers
Grandview (White Mtns.
Bristlecone Pine Forest)
N/A 26 4/1 – 11/7 $5 8,000 USFS no water
Palisade Glacier (group) 877-444-6777 1 5/3 – 10/15 $60 7,600 USFS
Sage Flat N/A 28 4/26 – 10/29 $18 7,400 USFS, handicapped access
Upper Sage Flat 877-444-6777 21 4/26 – 10/29 $18 7,600 USFS

RV Parks in and around Bishop

Name Contact # Location Services Fee
Brown’s Town 760-873-8522 Approx. 1 mile south of Bishop, just
north of Golf Course on west side of
Hwy 395.
Electricity, cable TV, hot showers, clean restrooms and coin-op laundry $25+
Creekside RV Park 760-873-4483 From Bishop, take HWY 168 west, 14 miles. Go left at South Lake Turnoff, 2 miles Full hook-up
Tent sites
Trailer rental also
$45
Elks Park 760-873-3221 From Bishop, West Line St for 3 mile ELKS Park is on the left. View the Bishop Elks flyer RV Parking, Creek Fishing
Tent sites, grassy area, Bbq areas
Dry Camping
$15
J Diamond RV park 760-872-7341 771 N. Main in Bishop, west side of highway 395, next to Schat’s Bakkery. $35
Keough’s
RV Park
760-872-4670 Just 7 short miles south of Bishop. On west side of Hwy 395, look for the signs. Electricity, water and hot showers $20+
Millpond recreational Facility 760-937-6775 Just 5 miles north of Bishop, on south side of Hwy 395, look for the signs Electricity, water, hot showers, handicapped facilities and coin-op laundry. $25+
Shady Rest RV Park 760-873-3430 399 Yaney St. in Bishop, east side of highway 395, about ½ mi. to east $30+
Highland RV Park 760-873-7616 2275 N. Sierra Hwy in Bishop; go approx 1.5 Miles north on hwy 395 from city park. Wastewater Disposal Station $40
Shell Station 760-873-8283 Intersection of Hwy 395 and Highway 6 at Wye Road Wastewater Disposal Station call

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