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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
BUTTERMILK COUNTRY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
LATITUDE: N 3719.674
LONGITUDE: W 11834.959
(GPS from near the rock climbing area)
Elevations around 6000'
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Road 7S01
Road 7S01

Buttermilk Country is named after a dairy
that produced buttermilk in the 1800's.
Dispersed / Primitive Camping
28 Day Camping Limit

Road 7S01
Road 7S01

There are several dispersed campsites
along Road#7S01 in the Buttermilk Country.
Most of the spur roads lead to campsites.

Road 7S04
Road 7S04

Road 7S04
Road 7S04

Buttermilk Country
Buttermilk Country

Buttermilk Country
Rock Formations in Buttermilk Country

This is a popular area with the rock
climbers. Several of the rocks have
names.

View looking North
View looking North from Buttermilk Country

Tree in the Rock Formations
Tree in the Rock Formations

Dispersed Camp Area
Camp 3
N 3719.755
W 11833.229
(Camp 3 is not the official name.)

Campsites along xx Creek with primitive
firerings. Includes some incredible views
compliments of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

xx Creek
xx Creek

Dispersed Camp Area Views
Views from Camp 3

Dispersed Camp Area Views
Views from Camp 3

Dispersed Camp Area Views
Views from Camp 3

Buttermilk Country viewed from the PV Pit
Buttermilk Country viewed from the PV Pit
near Pleasant Valley Campground

There are great views if you continue
west on Highway 168 towards the lakes.
Lots of fishermen take advantage of the
mountain streams.

Hwy.168 West
Hwy.168 towards Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina
Lake Sabrina

North Lake
North Lake

North Lake
North Lake Views

Wildflowers
Wildflowers in Buttermilk Country

Wildflowers in Buttermilk Country
Wildflowers in Buttermilk Country

Cactus
Flowering Cactus at Buttermilk Country

Plant
Plants in Buttermilk Country

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
These are campgrounds that charge a fee
Inyo National Forest Information

Mono Lake South Tufa
Mono Lake South Tufa

Mono Lake South Tufa
Mono Lake South Tufa

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Sierra Nevada Mountains

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Sierra Nevada Mountains

Owens Valley
Owens Valley Viewpoint on Hwy.395
(Looking south towards Bishop)

Elk on Highway 395
Elk at Wildlife Viewing Area on Hwy.395
Between Big Pine and Independence, CA

BEAR FACTS
Sierra Nevada Mountains is bear country
and proper precautions must be taken.
Check with a Forest Ranger for details.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS
Rattlesnakes are common sights.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
It is your responsibility to know what fire
restrictions are in effect. A shovel, ax, and
5 gallons of water may be required. Leather
gloves and fire extinguisher recommended.

You need a CALIFORNIA FIRE PERMIT.
Fire permits available for free at the Ranger
Station.

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop take Hwy.168 west
About 7 miles turn on Buttermilk Road
Continue on Road 7S01

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Road 7S01 is maintained dirt road with
washboards. Past the rock climbing area
and most spur roads are considered 4x4,
but passenger cars can navigate most of
the roads...

Drinking water at Pleasant Valley C.G.
(Hand pump near entrance)

Showers located in Big Pine.
Buy token at the Mobil Gas Station.
Cost $3.50 for 10 minutes.

Mural in Bishop
Mural located in Bishop, CA

Wireless Internet connections at several
locations in Bishop or Mommoth.

Best Grocery Store in Bishop, CA
is Manor Market on Hwy.168 west
of town. (At the Shell Gas Station)
Much cheaper and fresher produce
than the major food chains...

Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs
Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs

CHIDAGO CANYON PETROGLYPHS
About 20 miles north from Bishop, CA
Including Chidago Petroglyphs, Red Rock
Petroglyphs, Fish Slough Petroglyphs, and
Chalfant Petroglyphs.

Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Alabama Hills Recreation Area

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
There are hundreds of natural arches and
windows throughout the Alabama Hills.
Located west from Lone Pine, CA

Also see: ALABAMA HILLS
Also see: BAKER CREEK
Also see:
BIG SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Also see:
BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR
Also see:
BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST
Also see:
COTTONWOOD CANYON
Also see:
CROWLEY LAKE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / SALINE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / WILDROSE
Also see:
DEADMAN CAMPGROUND
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
HARTLEY SPRINGS
Also see:
KIRCH FLAT CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LAKE ISABELLA
Also see:
MONO HOT SPRINGS
Also see:
PINE CREEK
Also see:
PV PIT CAMPGROUND
Also see:
SEQUOIA NF / HWY 190
Also see:
SHERMAN PASS ROAD
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL
Also see:
WALKER PASS

This is a scenic area with crazy landscapes.
From the Mono Lake Basin, Yosemite
National Park, Death Valley National Park,
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, ect... from
Mount Whitney at 14,495' (The highest
mountain in the lower 48 states), to Badwater
Basin, the lowest point at 282' below sea level.
There are extremes everywhere.

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

Ellery Lake
Ellery Lake / Hwy.120 - Elevation 9538'

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CAMPING ADVICE AND TIPS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Camped here May 26, 2007
Camped here June 10, 2007

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
BUTTERMILK COUNTRY