Campgrounds in Bishop, California

Campgrounds in Bishop, California
Bishop, California, sits between the Sierra and White Mountains. Bishop has long been known for the rock-climbing opportunities that surround the town. In homage to the pack animals that helped bring supplies into the region, Bishop is known as the "Mule Capital of the World." Bishop hosts the week-long "Mule Days" festival each year. Back-country skiers can find options for ski touring in the high country of the White Mountains, and hikers can find trails in the Inyo National Forest.

Keough's Hot Springs

Keough's Hot Springs is a resort built around the natural hot springs that flow in the area. Pools have been built around the outflows of the hot springs, and guests can soak in the hot waters of the springs or cool off under the waterfall cooling area. Keough's offers campsites, some with electricity (30-amp) and water hookups, and others "dry" sites for tents. There is a two-week maximum stay limit; showers are operated by tokens available for purchase for $1 each (yields six minutes of shower time). Generator use is not allowed in the park, and there are no fire rings or pits available. Guests may use their own fire rings or containers but should check with managers prior to doing so. Pets are allowed if leashed.

Keough's Hot Springs
Hot Springs Road
Bishop, CA
(760) 872-4670
keoughshotsprings.com

Creekside RV Park

Creekside RV Park is at an elevation of 8,300 feet and is surrounded by several lakes stocked with trout. There are sites for RVs and tents. RV sites include water and 50-amp electric. There is a shower room and private toilets on the grounds, and guests may use the dump station. Pets are allowed but must remain on leashes, and each pet is an additional $5 fee. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Daily and weekly rates are available. There is a pond on the Creekside grounds that gets re-stocked with trout every week. There is horseback trail riding from the campground as well as hiking.

Creekside RV Park
1949 South Lake Road
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-4483
bishopcreeksidervpark.com

Brown's Town Campgrounds

Brown's Town Campground offers both RV and tent camping sites. RV sites have hookups that include water, 50-amp electric, and cable TV. The campground has hot showers and private toilets, coin-operated laundry, an arcade/game room, horseshoe pits, TV room and playground. There is a diner and general store on the premises. Pets are allowed but should be on leashes. Guests are only a few miles from trailheads in the High Sierras, and the lakes surrounding Brown's offer anglers opportunities for fishing.

Brown's Town Campgrounds
219 Wye Road
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-8522
brownscampgrounds.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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