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Sierra Nevada Mountains from Road#2S07

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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
CROWLEY LAKE
LATITUDE: N xx°xx.xxx
LONGITUDE: W xxx°xx.xxx
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Crowley Lake is on BLM Lands???
National Forest most any direction you
travel and there are some good dispersed
camping opportunities...

Barker Mine Road
Barker Mine Road

Crowley Lake South View
Crowley Lake South View from Hwy.395

Crowley Lake was created in 1941 by the
construction of the Long Valley Dam.
Elevation 6781'
650 surface acres
45 miles Shoreline
The lake is 12 miles long and 5 miles at its widest point

LINK:
http://thetroutfly.com/crowleycam.html
The Crowley Lake Web Cam
http://www.wunderground.com
Weather forecast and statistics

Legendary sized brown and rainbow trout
The lake record is a 26 lb. Brown.

Camp area on Owens Gorge Road
Camp area on Owens Gorge Road

Road 2S07
Road#2S07

Road 2S84
Road#2S84

Road 2S84
Road#2S84

Waterson Divide
Waterson Divide

Waterson Divide
Waterson Divide

Waterson Divide
Waterson Divide

Waterson Divide
Waterson Divide

Road Sign
The junction of Benton Crossing Road and
Owens Gorge Road at Waterson Divide

OWENS GORGE ROAD / ROAD#4S02
Amazing landscapes and views... and
there are several dispersed camps.
From Hwy.395 exit at Tom's Place
Owens Gorge Road connects between
Hwy.395 and Benton Crossing Road at
Waterson Divide.

PHOTO HERE
Brown's Owens River Campground

BROWN'S OWENS RIVER CAMPGROUND
Snack bar and store. Excellent fishing...
Showers
For information call 760-872-0216

SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND
Fee area???

CROWLEY LAKE RECREATION AREA
Campground cost $5 per night.
Opposite side of Hwy.395 overlooking
Crowley Lake. Kind of barren and exposed...
Elevation 7,000'

NORTH LANDING
4x4 recommended...

TUFF CAMPGROUND
Fee Area. From Hwy.395 turn on Owens Gorge
Road. Stay to the right and campground 1/4 mile.

Building on Hot Springs Road
Building on Hot Creek Road
N 37°38.225'
W 118°51.828'

Hot Creek
Hot Creek

Hot Creek
Hot Creek

Hot Creek Dangers
Hot Creek Dangers...

Hot Creek Dangers
Swimming Prohibited Until Further Notice

HOT CREEK GEOLOGICAL SITE
Hot Springs and scenic area....
On Road#3S45. From Hwy.395 north
of Mammoth Airport, turn on Hot Creek
Road towards Hot Creek Fish Hatchery.

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

Benton Hot Springs
Benton Hot Springs

Benton Hot Springs
Benton Hot Springs

Benton Hot Springs is a little town that
is like a museum stuck in time...

Road 4S04
Road#4S04

Road 4S04
Road#4S04

Road 4S04
Road#4S04

Table Lands
Volcanic Tablelands

Table Lands
Volcanic Tablelands

VOLCANIC TABLELANDS
Going south on Road#4S04 is Volcanic
Tablelands and Fish Slough Area of
Critical Environmental Concern. (From
Bishop take Hwy.6 to Casa Diablo Road)

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.

Deadman Campground
Near Deadman Campground

DEADMAN CAMPGROUND
BIG SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
GLASS CREEK CAMPGROUND
HARTLEY SPRINGS CAMPGROUND

INYO NATIONAL FOREST
Information and established campgrounds
More Information

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Sierra Nevada Mountains

BEAR FACTS

RATTLESNAKE FACTS

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
You need a CALIFORNIA FIRE PERMIT.
Fire permits available for free at the Ranger Station
Shovel and water required when dispersed camping.

Tower by Crowley Dam
Tower by Crowley Dam...

Know the weather forecast and be prepared.
Summers get hot and winter brings some
nasty storms...

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

Crowley Lake Information Sign...
Crowley Lake Information Sign...

Crowley Lake Information Sign...
Crowley Lake Information Sign...

Crowley Lake Information Sign...
Crowley Lake Information Sign...

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop take Hwy.395 north

MILEAGE CHART
From Hwy.395 and Owens Gorge Road
Bishop 24 miles
Lee Vining 41 miles

Drinking water at Pleasant Valley Campground
(Hand pump near entrance)

There are several showers...
Laundry towards Crowley Lake Rec. Area
Laundry in Bishop...

Showers at Twin Lakes Resort and RV Park
$2.00 for 5 minutes

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...

Mono Lake South Tufa
Mono Lake South Tufa

Mono Lake South Tufa
Mono Lake South Tufa

Mono Lake is north on Highway 395

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

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.

Also see: ALABAMA HILLS
Also see: BAKER CREEK
Also see:
BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR
Also see:
BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST
Also see:
BUTTERMILK COUNTRY
Also see:
CHIMNEY PEAK
Also see:
COTTONWOOD CANYON
Also see:
CROWLEY LAKE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / SALINE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / WILDROSE
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
KIRCH FLAT CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LAKE ISABELLA
Also see:
MONO HOT SPRINGS
Also see:
PINE CREEK CAMPGROUND
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

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

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

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Camped here October 28, 2006

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
CROWLEY LAKE