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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
HARTLEY SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
OBSIDIAN DOME ROAD
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
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Dispersed and Primitive Camping

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Hartley Springs Campground

Good campground, but might avoid
weekends and holidays when the ATVs
come out in force.

Lava Dome
Lava Dome

Lava Dome
Lava Dome

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Hartley Springs Campground

Hartley Springs Campground is large
and spread out.

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Outhouse at Hartley Springs Campground

Picnic Tables
Metal Firerings,
Vaulted Toilet
21 Day Camping Limit

Lava Dome views
Lava Dome views
(Different Lava Dome)

Obsidian Dome is about a mile. There are
parking areas along the lava fields. There are
areas you can camp along the lava field.

DEADMAN SUMMIT
Hwy.395 just south of Obsidian Dome Road.
Elevation 8041'

BIG SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
A couple miles south on Hwy.395
Turn east on Owens River Road.
There are several free campgrounds...

DEADMAN CAMPGROUND
Upper and Lower Deadman Campgrounds
A couple miles south on Hwy.395

GLASS CREEK CAMPGROUND
Hwy.395 about 2 miles south
Turn west on Obsidian Dome Road.

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

DEVIL'S POSTPILE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Mandatory shuttle bus ride to Devil's Postpile.
Park at the ski lifts...

EARTHQUAKE FAULT
Interesting... there was still snow at the
bottom of the fault.

Inyo Craters
Inyo Craters

Inyo Craters
Inyo Craters

INYO CRATERS
Road#3S22
Both craters have lakes at the bottom.
1/4 mile walk, with moderate upgrades.

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.

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.

Plague Caution
Plague Caution...

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

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop take Hwy.395 north
(Past Mommouth Lakes)
Turn west on Obsidian Dome Road
This is Road#2S10 or #2S79
From Mono Lake take Hwy.395 south
Turn west on Obsidian Dome Road

Bishop is about 50 miles.

Drinking water at Crestview Rest Area
(Hwy.395 south about 4-5 miles 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 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

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.

CAMPGROUND INDEX

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

Camped here September 1, 2006

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
HARTLEY SPRINGS CAMPGROUND