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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
BIG SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
BALD MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
BALD MOUNTAIN SPRING C.G.
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
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Dispersed and Primitive Camping

BIG SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Kind of crowded and not real special, but there
are several other established campgrounds in the
area and dispersed camping is allowed.

Bald Mountain Lookout
Bald Mountain Lookout

Bald Mountain Lookout
Bald Mountain Lookout

Bald Mountain Lookout
Bald Mountain Lookout

Bald Mountain Lookout
Bald Mountain Lookout

Bald Mountain Spring Campground
Bald Mountain Spring Campground

BALD MOUNTAIN SPRING CAMPGROUND
Labor Day Weekend and not another person around.
From Big Springs Campground take Road#2S04
towards Bald Mountain Lookout. Bald Mountain
Spring is on Road#2S52.(Signs mark the direction)

Crooked Meadow
Crooked Meadow

Crooked Meadow
Crooked Meadow

CROOKED MEADOWS CAMPGROUND
Free campground... no information.

Road to Sagehen Campground
Road near Sagehen Meadow Campground

Sagehen Campground
Sagehen Meadow Campground

SAGEHEN MEADOW CAMPGROUND
Free campground... limited people.
Nearby views of Mono Lake and the
Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The campground is on Road#1N02
and is kind of small and like a parking
area. Rock firerings and outhouse.
From Highway 120 and Road#1N02
(Sagehen Summit elevation is 8139')
Sagehen Meadows 2 1/4 mile
Crooked meadows 6 miles
Johnny Meadows 9 miles

West Portal Mountain Views
West Portal Mountain Views

West Portal Mountain Views
West Portal Mountain Views

Mono Lake from Highway 120
Mono Lake from Highway 120

Highway 120
Highway 120

SAWMILL MEADOW CAMPGROUND
Free campground... no information.

TAYLOR MEADOW CAMPGROUND
Free campground... no information.

Road#1S17 near Jct. of Hwy.120
Road#1S17 near Jct. of Hwy.120

Road#1S17 near Jct. of Hwy.120
Road#1S17 near Jct. of Hwy.120

MORE CAMPGROUNDS:
Deadman Campground
Near Deadman Campground

DEADMAN CAMPGROUND
Upper and Lower Deadman Campgrounds
Hwy.395 about a mile north, then a couple
miles west...

GLASS CREEK CAMPGROUND
Free campground about a 1 1/2 mile north
on Hwy.395

HARTLEY SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Free campground a couple miles north.
Turn west on Obsidian Dome Road.

Mono Lake Navy Beach Plaque
Mono Lake Navy Beach Plaque

Mono Lake Navy Beach Plaque
Mono Lake Navy Beach Plaque

West Portal Monument
West Portal

West Portal and Mono Lake
West Portal looking towards Mono Lake

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS:
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
These are campgrounds that charge a fee
See:
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
This is bear country.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS
Rattlesnakes are common sights.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Shovel and water required when dispersed camping.

Plague Caution
Plague Caution...

Plague is fairly common, should always
take caution around wild rodents.

Funny Clouds
Funny Clouds...

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop take Hwy.395 north
Past Crestview Roadside Rest Area
Turn right on Owens River Road.
From Mono Lake take Hwy.120 east
Turn south on Crooked River Road
This is Road#1S17 towards Crooked
Meadows Campground. and Taylor...
See map for detailed directions.

Most of the roads are pumice and sandy
surfaces. Passenger vehicles can make it,
but would avoid bad weather.

Drinking water at Crestview Rest Area
(Hwy.395 south about 1/4 mile south)

Showers at Reds Meadow Campground.
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...

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
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'

It is recommended to buy a National Parks Pass
Covers entrance fees to all National Parks and
most fees for National Forests and BLM Lands.
Valid one year from month of purchase.

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CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

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

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
BALD MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
BALD MOUNTAIN SPRING C.G.
BIG SPRINGS CAMPGROUND