I reviewed this CG in Nov 2013 and gave it a 9. This time it's an 8 because we're here for Mule Days, a week long town event that attracts upwards of 30,000 attendees, many in RVs. We're in a dry camp area and it's quite pleasant but, and this is a big but, there are only two shower facilities. Of course, we can shower in our rig but that quickly depletes our 35 gal fresh water and fills the holding tanks. To have the "honey wagon" service our rig costs $55 ($20 fresh water, $35 to empty tanks.) Next time, we'll know to reserve a FHU site. To be fair, we should have asked about the water/sewer situation when we made our reservations. The $16 rate is a weekly rate of $115 divided by 7. Big plus for Bishop residents, they're very friendly and welcoming of tourists. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were happy to find this clean in-town site for a quick overnight sleep and a large place to walk our dogs. We came in after the office closed so could not access Wi-Fi but we could have called ahead for the code. Next morning, office staff was very friendly and thanked us for choosing the fairgrounds. Bathrooms and showers were large, spacious, and very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place to stop for a few days. It isn't fancy but the location is great for walking to anywhere in town. Restroom and shower facilities are new and clean. Office staff is very sweet and welcoming. It was quiet at night and early mornings. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park for the price. Best, cleanest bathrooms and showers I've seen/used in a long time. No odd, picayune rules. It would be a 10 if it had laundry facilities. No Wi-Fi or cable but we use Millenicomm for internet and have never connected or used cable TV in 7 years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
How you like this one is going to depend on what you're after. No WiFi. No cable TV. We couldn't get over-the-air TV either, but very few obstacles for satellite. It's far more dirt than gravel, but this appropriate for the Eastern Sierra. (After visiting almost 40 RV parks in the last year, this is the first where we used one of those big patio rugs to minimize the dirt we tracked in!). The RV park part of the fairgrounds was hard for us to find. (Off of 395, entrance to the RV park is off of Sierra.) Plenty of sites are available that would handle even the largest rigs. Hook-ups are where they should be for motorhomes. The park has what we look. It was, with one exception, very quiet. It is level and satellite TV friendly. All for a great price. A word of caution however. The community appears to make, appropriately, good use of the fairgrounds. While we were there, a group rented one of the halls and played very loud music from 7:30pm until midnight. Also, two different high school groups were using the area, including the back of the campground, to work on homecoming floats. The kids were all very well behaved though. We will definitely stay here again. It is a very central location for exploring from Mammoth to Lone Pine, but we will check the fairgrounds' calendar of events first. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The fairground is in walking distance of Bishop. The entire campground is on packed gravel and all sites are straight back-ins. The utilities are in the outer middle side of the sites. There is enough width within each of the sites to park your RV and vehicle. There is FHU with 20/30/50 amp electrical service at each site and the voltage was good. There is also plenty of room to back in the rig. The bathroom/shower building is brand new and very clean. There is a separate room within the bathroom for 3 shower stalls. Unfortunately you can not lock the shower room. The campground does not have WiFi but our Verizon air card and cell phone worked will here. There was some noise from US-395 during the morning “rush hour” but it was not bad. The price reflects a weekly rate. We would definitely come back here if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I rate this place to stay as a nine. It is off the road and $25 dollar a night. Very clean restrooms and bathrooms; they look like they were just made. No fuss, no hassle with getting a spot; just drive down the road, pick one, back in, and go to the office. Paid by check and that was just fine by them; no drivers license, no license plates, just welcome and glad you are staying with us. I will stay here again when I am in the area. It is an all gravel parking lot where you park but fairly level, and the facilities are located in the proper place for hook ups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a surprise! Great price, very quiet sleep, sparkling new bathrooms & showers. A new favorite overnight spot. But even though it is first come, first served, they recommend you check availability (due to events at the Fairgrounds). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Complete set of new Men/Ladies restrooms, with new handicap access. Also child changing tables in both men/ladies restroom. Handicap access showers both men/ladies. Extremely clean. Very friendly and professional help from long time Bishop resident and Fair Office Mgr. Recommend reservations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Level, back in sites. Gravel, no grass and no shade. No reservations: 1st come, 1st served. No WiFi or cable TV. But for $25 you can't have everything. However, if you are looking for a no frills, clean park this is a great spot. Spacious clean bathrooms and showers. Two blocks off of 395 so it is very quiet especially for sleeping. Five minute walk through fairgrounds and you are on main street. Not sure if people don't know about this park. There were only two others there and one pulled out late evening. We had park to ourselves. Starbucks is two blocks away. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only found this RV park because of this review site. The facilities are fairly new and they aren't advertising yet. The bathroom building with large social room is nearly completed. This is on the edge of the fairgrounds, and sites are quite close together, but all we needed was a safe and quiet place to park. There are no tables or other amenities. Close to town (and Starbucks with free Wi-fi) is within 2 blocks. Great place to call home while exploring the endless opportunities in the area. Office staff is very friendly. Pay by cash or check. Call the office first for availability. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night going and one night returning from a vacation trip. The office closes at 4:00 PM and accepts only cash. Nice place to stay while visiting Bishop. Sites are level but are tight for big rigs to maneuver around and get parked in. The sites with hookups are all dirt. We have four slides and had no problem with having enough room and clearance. The restrooms and showers are being finished so were not available while we were there. This is bare bones camping for amenities. There is no dedicated pet area and please clean up after your pet. We parked and then used the tow vehicle to shop, sight see, and eat dinner out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was a pleasant discovery for us. There is not much to choose from in Bishop during the winter but we found 42 brand new full hook-up sites, all with 50 amp service and very reasonably priced at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. There is no current advertising for this park but I recommend it highly over the other parks in this town. Best of all it's quiet here, far different from the other places that are all located right on busy Highway 395. Soon to be opening will be some incredibly nice, brand new restroom and shower facilities along with a 2700 sq ft meeting room and kitchen facility that will be perfect for groups, RV clubs or family reunions. The fair manager and his staff are very accommodating and working very hard to establish this facility as a 'first choice' for RV'ers. If you don't require a swimming pool or other fancy amenities, this place offers great value. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great quiet location just past West Bishop. Super friendly owner. She was closed for the winter and water was turned off but she let us stay and connect to the 120V for our diesel block heater. Lots of trees and a small stream that runs behind each back in site. Large fire pit plus a BBQ in each site. Clean restrooms when park is open. This is about 5 minutes off the highway so make sure you have called for directions or GPS location. Town is about 10 or 12 minutes away. Good views and plenty of pet walking spots. Depending on the site, you may need to move your satellite receiver to get reception. Warning, some guides don't give the correct location for this campground. There are a couple other Brown's campgrounds in the area. Will be back the next time in Bishop! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hmmmm. I don't really believe in grading campgrounds "on a curve". This is an acceptable place to stopover but not an 8 or 10. There are only around 12 hookup site and they are pretty close together. The stream is about 2' wide. There is a millpond down the road. I really wouldn't bother to stay here next time we're traveling down 395. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Ok, so why am I, ah say why am I going against the flow on this park (not a 10)? Yup, the stream is nice and there is grass between you and it, not to mention the lovely shade trees. (I said NOT to mention them,son.) The price is right, even if they charge for showers (only a buck for 7 minutes of hot water). The young lady that runs the place is cordial. But, there is not a place to dump tanks. Gotta have that, I say, you've gotta have that to be a 10 in my book. Not that the park can do anything about it, but if you are going late in the season, be forewarned about the pesky no-see-ems. Also, make sure you call a couple of days in advance if you are trying to get in during the week-end. Late September the weekends were full. We'd definitely go back if we find ourselves in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a real find. It's five miles north of Bishop in the beautiful Eastern Sierras and far enough off the highway that you do not hear traffic. Every one of the decent-sized sites back-up to a creek and has a good-sized lawn. There is a tree line south of the sites with hook-ups but I somehow still managed to get a good satellite signal. Verizon service was fine. The nighttime skies are wonderfully dark for stargazing. The $25/day is fair, but remember, no credit cards. Besides the beautiful surroundings, this campground has the most pleasant, helpful and personable host I've ever come across. There is nothing that she will not do to make her guests happy. For all these reasons I am rating this campground a "ten," even though it lacks sewers (which are only an issue on longer stays). We look forward to returning here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably a huge portion of my excellent rating is the fact that we had a nearly empty camp ground experience at high use season. But even full to capacity, this is a little gem of a campground. Well maintained grounds with access to a huge, green, park and athletic facilities. Friendly caretaker, so don't let the amateur web site discourage your decision to stay here. Not satellite friendly at all, but we were able to grab Direct at site 11. Your pets will love the grass between your camp site and the little creek. It is a ways north of Bishop so not for those more inclined to be in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean campground with friendly staff. Able to ride offroad vehicles straight out of the campground onto 100's of miles of trails. County park next door with pond, tennis courts, and playground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camp here every Fourth of July and make other trips throughout the year too. Located on the north side of Bishop, just off the 395. The sites all sit right along the creek. Hookup sites are on one side of the creek (you can also have tents on the site) and the dry sites are on the other. (The creek is only a few feet wide.) Where you park your RV it is dirt, but your fire ring/bbq area is nice green grass all the way up the the creek. The dry sites are all dirt, no grass (as far as I can remember but there may be some sites with grass--we always get an hookup site, plug in the RV and put the tents on our grassy area). Sites seem roomy enough for our liking and we've never seen the park full. Even on the major holiday when it is more filled, it never feels overcrowded. The flush toilets/token showers are quite clean and there is also a laundry facility. 19 of the sites are electric and water. No sewer. Grounds are very well maintained, and you can always catch them working around camp and keeping the green grass well watered. The campground has numerous amenities that rarely seem to get used such as tennis courts, huge athletic fields, horseshoe pits, a playground, archery area, and a small pond for fishing and swimming. There's no power boats and I'm not a big fan of swimming in ponds, but I have seen people in there on occasion. More often, the kids just play in the creek although it is always freezing! We are terrible fishermen, but can always catch tons of bluegill and they stock the pond with Alpers we catch some times. Fishing there is actually quite decent. You should know that the grounds are quite large and all the amenities listed here in this second paragraph (except the creek) are not right adjacent to the campsites. It's all the same property, but you've got to walk a bit (or a very short drive) to get over to those things. I guess there is an equestrian area just next door. I've seen the horses but that's about all I know. Also, stargazing is fantastic here. It's very, very hot in the summer, and quite cool in the fall and cold in the winter. Dry sites are on the left and hookup sites are on right. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have stayed at Brown's many times. This is strictly for those who like to fish. Dry camping with store, grill, showers, restrooms, fish cleaning sink and laundry. All very basic but gets the job done very well. Fishing was good for rainbows but no spawning browns right up until the campground closed for the season on 9/30. Personnel are very friendly. I will definitely be back next season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been coming here for years and always enjoy our stay. This last week was no exception. This is a great park with really nice people staffing it. Hostess is really nice, helpful and a very funny lady. She makes you feel at home the minute you arrive. If there is one negative, it is that there doesn't seem to be any restriction for dogs. They run wild all over the park. The owners take advantage of this to let their pets do what they want, where they want. This past week we were next to a three families with 6 dogs. Everytime we went outside these "large" dogs were on us. Not only us but everyone around us. The people were nice but didn't control them even after we hinted about the problem. Nothing worse than stepping out of your rig into dog excrement. Anywho, that's the only complaint that I have. Looking forward to visiting soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have been coming to this park for 50 years. It is an awesome place if you like to fish or just like to stare at some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Stargazing is beyond compare. It is situated in the middle of the Long Valley Caldera on the upper Owens River at 7000' elevation. There are no trees in this area, just awesome 360 degree views of the mountains. If you like to catch trout, it's the best, Rainbows and German Browns. Check the sport fishing regulations for special fishing regulations at different times of the year. They have a well equipped store, friendly helpful staff (Rhonda), fish cleaning and freezing facilities and trailer storage during their open season 4/25-9/30. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Contrary to other review, toilets and showers were in good shape. Very friendly and responsive hosts..shut the yapping dogs up on request. Some people do not get it... their dogs are a nuisance especially when they leave and dogs remain to bark all day in their rig! Very nicely shaded larger spaces, but some 'hard to get DISH and DIRECT..select the sites along the golf course to get satellite. Pretty quiet for the amount of folks here... reasonable and nice place...would come again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Let me start by saying I really like this property. The sites are fairly large, grassy, and tree covered. I also like the fact that half the sites have no hookups, thereby attracting lots of tent campers. So you end up with a pleasantly diverse group of campers. It's like a big friendly park. The owners seem to take good care of the lawns, watering frequently. But the facilities are in bad shape. In the last 24 hours, I've witnessed one overflowing toilet, one bathroom stall without a lock, a sink with only a trickle of water, a shower that went back and forth hot and cold. I just don't understand why the owners would let this lovely park deteriorate. I would gladly pay more per night for upgraded facilities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very narrow sites, almost like a parking lot. Showers require tokens (not quarters), but office fails to mention that when you check in. OK, for an overnight (water and 30 amp electric only), but a Wal-Mart parking lot or the Paiute Casino provides more space and is cheaper. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park. Lots of big shade trees. Nice grassy areas with picnic tables. I was disappointed about the lack of internet or sewer hook ups. The restrooms were clean. Pay showers, 7 minutes for $1. Also had to pay $5 to dump. Excellent cable TV channels, you pay extra for it though. Worth it for us. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a nice clean park which we used for only overnight stays to and from Anaheim. A late check-in was available. There are no sewer hookups at site but dump station available. We would stay there again and already did. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basic. Nothing really special. Has lots of trees, big rocks, and grass everywhere. Tight spots, especially considering the trees and boulders. Of course, the grass areas need to be watered, so beware of "errant rainbirds" interrupting your camping experience, when you least expect it. This is listed as a Good Sam CG, but they wouldn't accept ours, or any other membership, because "of the size of our rig." Despite almost the exact same overall situation a year ago when our GS membership was accepted with the same rig. Hmmmm. I've given them a generous '8' and wouldn't have increased it even if there wasn't the discount problem. I doubt we'll be stopping here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park was cute and front desk gal very nice and helpful. We had a good spot with a wide space and grass and trees behind our MH with nice view of golf course and mountains. I would rate this park much higher if they would have just charged a couple dollars more for space instead of charging a dollar for a few minutes of shower and $5.00 to dump. No dump station at site. I hate this extra few bucks for everything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground! Large grassy sites. great for tents or trailers. There is some traffic noise, but its more like white noise, and will block out the sounds of your fellow snorer. Also the showers and bathrooms were very clean. 1 dollar for 1 token which gives you 7 mins of hot water. Cold shower FREE. had a great stay, we will definitely come back. We camped here in a Tent.
Very nice and roomy sites but without sewers. Borders a golf course, so you can watch the players progress from hole to hole. Situated on the south side of Bishop several miles from downtown. Our truck was in the shop and we were glad to find that Bishop has a “Call a Ride” service that can pick you up and get you to wherever you want to go for a very small fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We tent camped here for 1 night (2 adults and 4 kids). Tent site was nice grass with some sandy areas. Kids enjoyed the playground. Restrooms were clean, hot showers with tokens ($1 for 7 minutes of hot water). Only 2 complaints. People walking their dogs on the tent sites; and a giant overhead security light right in the middle of the tent sites. I don't understand why that is necessary. It is surely obnoxious to tent campers. Nice views of the Sierras. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Tent.
Limited number of sites with TV cable, water and electricity. The remaining RV sites have electricity and water only. Most of the sites are shaded with lots of grass throughout the park. There is a small store and cafe on site. Although the park is adjacent to Highway 395, road noise did not bother us. All in all this is a nice park with easy access to Highway 395 and convenient to downtown Bishop. The only negative we found was the $5.00 charge to use the dump station (non-guest dump charge was $12.00). We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of shady trees and grass. The biggest problem with this over-priced campground is there are no sewer hook-ups and access to the dump station is limited by certain hours. Bring your "honeywagon." No designated pet area, just pick up after it. No internet access available at all in this campground, not even dial-up. Plenty of trash cans around for you to use, though. The sand in this campground seems to get in your unit, your shoes and everywhere. Right next to a golf course, so there is early morning mowing sounds. Next to the highway so there is traffic noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Really a nice place and the RV sites are over sized. 30 Amp power and water at sites. There is a dump station on the exit loop. Staff is friendly. We look forward to going back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park to use as a base to explore the Bishop area. It is close to downtown, shaded by big cottonwoods and spacious. Our back in site (#61) bordered a large grassy lawn loved by the doggie. Restrooms are clean but there are few of them so strategic timing can be needed on bathroom runs. Nice folks and a nice camp store. Overall quite a comfortable place but too bad there's no Wi-fi. Also, they charge you an additional $3 fee to use their dump station which is sort of irksome. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We used this as a stopover on our way to Idaho for Thanksgiving. You need CASH to pay for spot as the office is closed for the season. Road was tight for our 35' motorhome to negotiate into a spot. No lighting so view of sky is great, but at least a little light so you could find which site has hookups would have been nice. Overall site was better than a parking lot since we had electric. Site was fairly level and only took a couple of minutes to level the coach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where do I start? Gal in office asked if we wanted hookups or no hookups, we chose hookups, little did we know that only meant electric and water until we reached our site. Power voltage was very low, dirty dusty sites and roads. Sprinklers were running 24/7 but they charge for showers??? Dogs were running loose everywhere, permanents doing what they wanted was obvious as no one in management was checking on anything. No TV reception or cable. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is definitely a family campground and not an RV park. The sites are laid out so there are lots of tents and pop-ups intermixed with larger units. There is no pavement, so dust is raised by any and all traffic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of trees and grass. There is a dump station now, but a charge of $3 to use it no matter how long you stay. To use showers is $1 for 7 minutes of hot water. Also, a grouchy guy now takes care of the grounds. He discourages you from using the shower because he has to clean them. Otherwise, a fantastic spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Very shady, grassy park. Friendly people. Well maintained. Spotless restrooms. This is one of our favorites. We camped here in a camper.
This camp has not been kept up. It is old and messy. Owner couple are very friendly and helpful, but sites are small and close and not many trees. For the price we will not be back. No Wi-Fi, cable, & have to pay to fish in pond. Campers should fish free with a limit! Pictures shown are very old so don't be fooled like we were. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I chose this park because of it's elevation, at 8,000 feet. While the town of Bishop was 95 degrees in July, the high was about 82 degrees during the day, and cooled down nicely at night. Every other park with hookups is much lower and hotter. The park itself is just OK, although the surrounding area is pretty. No WiFi, cable, or phone connection with Verizon because it is set in a deep canyon. I came to this area in order to take a day trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest, about an hour away, but there is good fishing in the area too. Be aware that there is a very long, steep grade with sections at 8% to get here, going from 4,000 feet to 8,000 feet in about 10 miles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been coming here for nearly 20 years. This park is the place to stay to fish the area and camp with the kids. It is not "fancy", it's fun. You will have to know how to put a piece of wood under your tire. So what? Yes, there is a wooden bridge. It holds 40 foot motorhomes, but if you don't feel comfortable, go to the other end of the park and use the road. Duh. They have a guy that cleans the campground all day everyday, but it's just one guy so now and then the cans are full but not for long. If your children, (or you for that matter), don't know how to fish, bait the hook, untangle line, the owner will show you how to cast, bait the hook whatever you need to know. Tell you what bait to use, where to fish and take pictures and weigh your catch. If you get stuck in the mud, or just can't park your rig, guess what, they'll help you out. The store has nearly everything you have forgotten and if you need a tool or break something, have no fear, just ask. No extra charge, it's camping. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was one of my first extended stay trips that I did with my fifth wheel. I choose Creekside (sight unseen) because of the area and the location. Wasn't sure what I was going to be getting myself into. It was a pleasant surprise. This is not your typical RV park. It doesn't have all the amenities that most people would like, but the spaces are not huge. But that isn't what I was looking for. I was looking for a great location to centralize myself for my various fishing adventures. Creekside turned out to be perfect. The other RVers where friendly and welcoming. They gave advice and made our stay very enjoyable. The staff was very nice. Yes, the store was pricey, but tell me an RV site market that is not. The area could have been cleaner, but that is also the responsibility of the RVers. They need to dispose of their trash the proper way. It was nice having a fish cleaning station in the RV park. I would recommend this park to anyone who is looking for a great and peaceful place to stay. It can be a tight fit but to me it was worth it, and I will be going back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We actually did not stay here. We had reservations for 3 days/nights and when we went to check in and actually see the property, we left quickly. The entrance to the RV park is quite narrow and requires you to go over a rickety wooden bridge. The sites were extremely close together (we doubted there was room for our slide out). There were overflowing trash/recycle bins everywhere. The site just does not look anything like the scenic pictures on the website. We were informed that there was a two-fish limit at the site, which was never mentioned on their website. We were also informed that a bear visits the site every night and no one was allowed to throw out their trash after 5 p.m because of the bear. We lost our money because we left but our peace of mind and safety was more important. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location is great (at 8000 feet near South Lake above Bishop). Management is friendly and competent. Trout fishing is excellent. The creek runs right by the RV park, and they have their own pond. However, sites are very close together. There is almost no privacy. The park is basically a large dirt clearing surrounded by aspens, but most sites have little or no shade. Bathrooms are old and small. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very high elevation, should you be troubled with breathing issues (9000 ft). Park is very tight and sites are close together. One way in road can cause traffic back up. Sites down in valley near creek are pretty with trees, however sites away from creek are not as level and the majority are in full sun. Park indicates dump available, but it is a drive back downhill towards French Camp where you empty tanks and can refill water. No cell coverage, minimal coverage back down hill/lower elevation. Otherwise nice scenery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Four Jeffrey is okay. It's not horrible, but I am a High Sierra/Bishop camping snob, so to me, Four Jeffrey is a place I'll stay if I have no other choice in that general area. The surrounding areas near South Lake, North Lake and Sabrina are exquisite and fishing is awesome. Four Jeffrey can get a little noisy at times. I got the impression that there were some party-animals that like to camp there and I like my solitude in the High Sierra. Some campers also lacked camp etiquette. I also don't like that many of the sites do not have shade and feel rather "exposed." The sites near the stream are definitely the best. One good thing about Four Jeffrey is that they take reservations, while many other campgrounds in the area are first come, first serve. Not good if you are driving in from Southern Cal on Thursday or Friday night. Four Jeffrey is nice if you want to make reservations so you are sure that you will have a spot on the weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A beautiful campground above Bishop. Some of the best sites (near the stream) go early with reservations. If you don't have reservations, try to get to the campground early to pick from the best of the rest. Some sites have no shade at all. Use bear lockers if tent camping! We saw two bears rummaging through the trash bins up the road! We camped here in a Tent.
This is a nice campground. Most of the campsites have no shade, only the ones next to the stream are shaded by aspen trees. There are wonderful views of the mountains that border the campground. Water faucets can be far away for some sites. There is a dump station. You can make reservations online. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is a mile off Hwy 395 / Toms Place exit, at elevation of 7000 ft, if you have breathing issues. Verizon cell reception here. There are beautiful sites along the creek, but don't expect to drive into those sites without reservations! This campground is narrow one way in/out. Most of the sites accommodate smaller RVs but with placement of large boulders along road, it requires multiple difficult maneuvers to back in to keep from being lodged on top of the boulders, we stayed in one of the few sites that a 37 ft RV can fit. Be aware of low hanging branches as we damaged our fixed satellite. The current (recommend highly) campground hosts did an excellent job of maintaining the out of control weekender party goers, as well as park maintenance. Lots of trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A well maintained campground at the based of Rock Creek Canyon near Highway 395. Near Tom's Place, half way between Bishop and the turn-off for Mammoth Lakes. This is an excellent dry camping site for tents and RV under 30 feet. Access for longer RV is marginal due to narrow campground loop roads lined with boulders. There are a few possible sites for a motor home and a tow vehicle. All of the sites we checked were not level. Boulders, rocks, shrubs, pinyon trees and pot holes are present to inflict damage upon an RV and especially the larger size ones. Backing skills are challenged by the campground layout. There is a dump station across from the campground entrance. There are designated water hook-ups for an RV along the campground loops. Sites are shaded by Pinyon Pines or the taller Jeffrey Pines. We stayed in Site 41, which offered the most room for our motor home. When we left, a South Dakota couple with a 40 foot RV quickly relocated to #41. We camped here for five nights in a 36 foot motor home. We will not return with a motor home, but will with a tent and an SUV. The campground rates a 10 from me for tenting or small RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Cable TV only works on digital TVs; your converter won't work as you must borrow a special converter from the office (if it's open). The previous reviewer hit on the pull-throughs. Super narrow pads, arched front to back and side to side. A challenge to get parked and level. Lots of raised concrete curbs to eat your tires if you are not careful. I'll find another park, even for just an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is Good Sam rate. I had to wait to post this as I would have given it a 3 if I hadn't. Office was closed at 4:45PM and the door said 8-5. Did late arrival check in. Site pads are super narrow asphalt that need to be redone. Site not level front to rear or side to side. WiFi very weak and dropped out. Restrooms were moderately clean but old and stained. Cable TV was lacking channels and mostly informercials. Wayover priced for what you get. Office staff was very nice the next morning. Utilities OK. No T-Mobile cell service. Shoulda stayed at Von's parking lot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was perfectly adequate for us in all respects. It is older, and looks like a fair number of permanent/seasonal units, many of which were unoccupied over the holidays. Little contact w- staff, but seemed nice. Water, power, cable, WI-FI, Sprint phone signal all worked nicely. We backed in in the back as far away from the street as possible, and road noise not an issue. Grassy area around office worked for the pooch's dog walks. Rating suffers from minimal landscaping, not much to look at in park (snow capped mountains nearby are awesome), and sites pretty close together. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ok park, just ok. It is very tight and crowded: the sites are less than 4 feet apart if you both have slides out. Everything else is ok. We think is would be good for 1-2 day layover, certainly not a week or two for vacationing unless you do not mind hearing your neighbors! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Highlands for only one night, but really liked this park. The dogs had a very nice patch of grass to visit, with a trout stream included. We were new to RVing and did not know about cable TV. The owners helped me figure out what to buy and get hooked up. I would recommend this park anytime. Very clean sites and bathrooms. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An older park, but well maintained. There seem to be a number of long term folks staying here, but all sites are kept up and folks we talked to friendly. Each site has a cement pad, table and narrow but adequate black top parking site. Numerous free cable channels. We had our own Wi-Fi so cannot comment on the parks free service. The park is handy to local businesses, even though located right on Highway 395. The park is quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week and used the park as a base to visit the surrounding area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites were level, but narrow, and on asphalt. No problem getting on the pad. The site came with a concrete patio. The WiFi was free, but fairly slow. The park also had free cable. The laundry room was clean and had new washers and dryers. We did not use the shower or restrooms. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pads for your rig are very narrow. Check sites first to be sure you can make your turns without hitting anything. Depending on the site you choose (pull throughs) you WILL run over there concrete slab if your rig is large - 37'+. If you need to use there showers be sure to check them first. I took pictures of there showers/restroom to prove how filthy they where when we were there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The price is ridiculous. Forty bucks unless you're a Good Sam member. In the off-season! However, it is a clean, well-kept facility with nice, friendly staff. A few other caveats: Sites are far from level with very narrow pavement. Chances are you'll park with at least one wheel off the pavement. I would give this park an "8" if they'd drop the price to something reasonable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an OK park, nothing special. Mostly pull throughs. Lots of shade. Road noise not a problem. Sites are narrow but adequate. Good for and overnight or if you want a base for the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park provided a site with a small concrete patio, a picnic table and shade. It is easy to get both in and out of. It is right on the highway, which makes it very convenient, but not very quiet. The dog area is a nice grassy area with shade trees, it is not fenced and it is right next to the street which scared our dog. The office staff was very friendly. The Wi-Fi was reliable as was the cable TV. it was a great place to stay overnight. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on our way home from Mammoth Lakes. The park is very clean. It has a nice grassy area for the dogs (not fenced). The sites are a little small but level with enough room for our toad. The office staff was extremely nice and helpful. It is close to shopping and the casino (0.7 miles). It is great for an overnight stay. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, clean park on the north end of town. The pads are paved and level. Our spot had no trees so it was very hot in the afternoon, but many of the other spaces had shade. (Daytime temperatures were in the 100 plus range while we were there.) But Bishop is a great place to visit and this is a nice park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the nicest RV park in Bishop but way overpriced in my opinion. No discounts of any kind are offered by the staff that seems to have a "take it or leave it" attitude. Lots of long term folks but the park seems to accommodate overnighters, too. Very noisy from the constant traffic on Hwy 395 which runs right next to this park. We were happy to leave after one night and relocate to the to another place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Paved access roads and paved sites with concrete patios. Sites are fairly short and at 36 feet with a toad we barely fit by pulling the tow bar completely in. Area outside the paved/concrete area is small gravel. The concrete patios were cracked and broken where people have driven rigs over them. The paved sites are full of depressions where leveling jacks have sunken in. The park is quiet at night. Has a nice dog walk area at the front of the park which could be difficult for a dog to make early in the morning because of the travel distance. Verizon worked okay. They do not offer any discounts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park seems overpriced for what it is. The concrete pads and asphalt at most of the sites was broken up and in a state of disrepair. In the laundry, the washing machines worked but there was only one operable dryer. The rest were broken. The picnic table at our site was "rickety" and broken. The Wi-Fi was reliable and had a strong signal. The campground employee we interacted with was friendly, helpful and polite. Decent campground but not at $40. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location is very good even though it's not in the middle of Bishop (1 mile west). Spaces are slightly close to each other but it didn't feel too crowded. All hookups worked very well and are well laid out. Wi-Fi internet also worked well and consistently (a nice change from a lot of other RV parks). There is a fair bit of shade throughout the campground. Very nice dog walk area. Did not notice any traffic noise even though the park is conveniently located next to 395. Check-in was very easy and smooth but no discounts whatsoever. Owners were very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place for the fishing and hunting enthusiast but not a destination RV resort. The spaces are narrow on gravel with raised concrete pads for the table provided. If you are towing anything it will run over the edge of the pad on the way out of the spot. Not bad but be aware of the short pull through spaces. Everything worked on the hookups with lots of cable stations. We use this park as an easy one night stop between Reno and Orange County. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed there with friends in another Motorhome. It is a very clean and quite Park. It is close to 395 but there was little or no road noise. I will stay there again when in the area. They could use a fenced off dog area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice park for over night. Sites are tight, so we couldn't understand why, when they had low occupancy, they gave as a site right next door to someone else where their awning reached right to our mirror. They allowed us to move, but the sand & dust probably blew from our exhaust straight into those poor peoples patio. They have a nice area grass for pets, but it's right on Highway 395, and no fence in case your pet got away from you. Would still recommend and would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our 5th stay at this park. Perfect stopping off point before heading to North California, Oregon or east to Nevada and Idaho when traveling from Los Angeles. Staff are friendly and good Wi-Fi. Can walk almost next door to Mahogany Smoked Meats for sandwiches and iconic smoked bacon to stock up RV. Great shade trees when Bishop gets over 100 degrees. Good place to base or just for one night. Park is very quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We only stayed here one night. It was a little on the expensive side. The sites are a little close together for my taste but the hookups worked fine and it was a nice quiet park. We would stay there again for a longer stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We love this RV park. The staff are very friendly and so helpful, truly wonderful people. The sites are big, it's quiet, the bathrooms are clean: really clean, the showers are great. The rate listed above is low because we are staying here for about 3 months, so we get the monthly rate. These ladies have made it easy for us to come and stay in this most beautiful area of United States and get to see all that this area has to offer. So very majestic here. Thanks Highlands staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A just OK park: a little expensive for what is offered. No discounts available, office does not have a store attached. Seemed to be a lot of pretty permanent RV's here. Office friendly enough. We were here for just a overnight stop. Access inside the park was very good for big rigs. Blacktop roads and sites, cement patios, otherwise sand. Grass dog park area! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects our monthly stay. This is an older and outdated park, but it is tidy, clean and quiet. The sites and roads are paved and each site has a concrete patio with a picnic table. The dog area is a nice grassy area with large trees. They supply bags. There is also a fish cleaning station. The wifi was good. We will stay here again next spring. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price was not worth the value. Will look for another campground on next trip through. Staff was not overtly friendly and office closed at 5. They did have a nice grassy area for the dogs. Sites were reasonably level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I liked the park but feel a little repair work would improve its appearance. Almost every cement slab had broken corners, and the asphalt roads had lots of repair done to it. The fall colors were lovely, and I would stay here again even though I think it was a little high priced. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Good access for 40 foot coach, and room for your slides. Trees are there for shade but not to the point of blocking satellite reception. Quiet park that can be used as base for outdoor activities in the area (hiking, biking, fishing. etc). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been staying at Highlands RV park for many years now. The staff is courteous, the park is very clean, the sites are ample size, check-in is easy and it is close to everything in the Mammoth area. We stayed here for two weeks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great RV park! Friendly staff, clean restrooms, showers and laundry room. Lots of shade. The only negative is that the sites were very narrow. Slide-outs ended up "invading" the neighboring site. Otherwise, the site was great and we were very happy with our 3-day stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Used this park one night on our way south through the Owens Valley and then later another night on our return north. Has very cooperative and friendly management. They are nice about letting you pick your own spot. Has a grass area good for walking the dog, it's not fenced though. Nothing fancy or resort-like but a good, clean, safe place for an overnight or even a few days exploring the area. This was our third visit to this park and it is consistently pleasant. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is similar to a "parking lot" type campground: meaning it's all paved with dirt between the sites. The sites are mostly pull-throughs, though there are a few along the west wall that are back-ins. There are a lot of full-timers along the east and north walls. The sites are pretty level; the paved portions happen to be a bit narrow for my taste. Having come here two springs in a row, we've noticed that the campground fills up nightly: mostly with people heading north or south along the 395. It's not really a destination campground: no amenities such as a playground, store, pool, etc. But it's a clean, well-kept place, with a very friendly manager who lives on site. I agree with the previous reviewer's concern about the price - $40 is high, compared to the $28 you pay at Brown's Town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was not level. Park has good internet and cable TV. There are many long term tenants and many rigs in storage throughout the park. Overpriced in my opinion (and in the opinion of several people I saw pull in, read the price on the board, then leave). Rating based on price/value, otherwise a decent place to overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed four nights. Friendly, competent office/management staff. It was nice they let you pick your own site. Be careful, if you vacate your site and plan to return later, you must put the picnic table across the space or someone will snag it - especially during the busy season. Very quiet, peaceful park. First place we've ever seen with 9pm quiet time rather than 10pm. We had a good level spot. Dog walk area is big and grassy but could use to be fenced in - could not go off leash as it was right next to the highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled in after dark, the office was closed, and left in the morning, so we didn't use much of the facility other than the dog walk area which was nice, large and supplied with pick-up bags. However, there is a very, very LOUD siren in the fire department parking lot across the highway. It is used to alert personnel of a call. The siren went off around 7am (three blasts of about 10 seconds each), followed about 10 minutes later by emergency vehicles responding from that location. Ugh. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and quiet. Spots somewhat narrow-had to park a few inches to side to allow slide to clear service box. Friendly, helpful staff. Had trouble with 50 amp plug, but found it had a crack in the plastic, and were able to move. GREAT restaurant right across the street. Nice dog walk area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park at the north end of Bishop. All sites are large and clean. Some of the pull-through sites are a little unlevel but still nice. Good access for large rigs. The staff was nice and friendly. The do not offer Good Sam or other discounts. Stayed here in a 35' fifth wheel and will come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is clean and a good stop on the way up or down Hwy 395. The price I felt was a little high but again this is California and everything is pricey. Warning: If you have a large rig be careful with the trees when you pull into your space. Also, the pads have a crest so leveling might be a little tough for some rigs. We will stop here again if we are passing through Bishop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed Saturday and Sunday while waiting for Diesel repair place to open on Monday. Sites a little difficult for a 40' MH to get level on and slightly narrow. Friendly folks and a nice clean stop. If you need repairs in Bishop, Brit's is the place, very professional. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were forced here due to high winds and all the spots we had stayed before being full due to the beginning of fishing season. This will now be our go-to place on our way home from AZ after winter. The spots are adequate in length and width. We have 4 slides and had no problems. When we pulled in the office was closed for about 30 minutes but one of the long-term residents advised us to pick a spot and then go to the office when it was open. The park was not full so we had no problem finding a spot. The dog run is not enclosed but is all grass, huge, and they have bags and a big trash can. Nice for our 4-legged child. The wi-fi was great and the cable was also great. It is a little pricey but for a spot this clean and confortable, it is worth it to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We lived there full time for a year and half. The staff were very accommodating, and helpful. The park was always nice and clean. Spaces were large and roomy. Everything was always in working order. Everybody was nice and friendly ,If you needed help or information, it was always available. We would definitely stay there again Full Time or just as a overnighter. Thank You for making our 1st RV experience a good one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If I were to rate this park strictly by other options in the area it might get a "9". There aren't too many places to choose from and, from what I saw, they didn't look too great. This was a nice spot for a few days. Lack of a pool or other type of distractions knocks it down a few pegs. Overall cleanliness was very good. Sites were clean and well maintained. Good selection of cable channels. Utilities were all in working order albeit for a leaky water hookup. Office staff was very friendly. I've read a few other posts saying that the sites were level and generally they were in good order. The sites were paved but I found them to have a slight crown to them. I also wasn't the only one using the majority of my leveling blocks. But again, it wasn't anything worth complaining about. This is a great park for exploring the local area. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an overnight stay for us. We found the sites and interior road to be paved and level. The restrooms and showers are nice and clean although a little old. You do not pay extra for showers like other parks in this town charge. Wi-Fi was at no charge, and it worked fine. There was minimal road noise even though the highway was very near the park. There is a great little Mexican restaurant that has a congenial owner. We would not stay here again however just because it's a basic no frills park at a rate much too high for what you get. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a two night shakedown with the new rig and the staff was quite accommodating knowing we were on a break in mission. They positioned us in an end site, second row pull through which made the docking easy. With relatives nearby we hitched rides around but a few restaurants are in walking distance plus the Piute Casino is nearby (another place to camp). We needed to test all the equipment so boon docking was not an option but is possible at the Casino and the K-Mart lot for an overnight. This is a highly popular stop for fisherman and the CG has a fully setup fish cleaning station! We'd go back again. Watch the low hanging tree limbs though. Also, forget using your TV antenna; satellite reception is sketchy due to the trees but the cable hook up is good. A very clean CG with lots to do nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park with many shaded sites. Pads are asphalt and relatively level. Only drawback is the sites are pretty close together making it cozy with your neighbor. They have pull through and back in sites. The park is located close to town and also a reasonable driving distance to Mammoth Mountain and fishing lakes and streams. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We felt this park was a little expensive for what is provided. Spaces are narrow and you have to pay extra for WiFi. It was a clean park with nice shade trees. It was okay for overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park located close to downtown Bishop. Clean, quiet and well maintained. Located on Hwy. 395 and easy access for big rigs. We would stay here again when passing through Bishop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean RV park. It's not the prettiest of campgrounds from a scenery standpoint. There is a brick wall surrounding the RV park. All of the sites are clearly marked, wide enough for a slide out, are level, and have full hookups. There are a few trees but for the most part don't plan on a whole lot of shade. Bathroom and laundry facilities were spotless. They have a small recreation room with a pool table, movies, and books. They have free wifi at good speeds and you are in cell phone range if you need it. The staff was very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean park with paved interior roads and sites. Concrete patio slabs with picnic table. $2.00 charge for modem connection. Thought park was overpriced for what is here. Spaces close together. Would probably stop again as a stopover if passing
through the area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a clean, well maintained park with a great view of the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains. It is close to quality services and places to eat. Within a few miles is some of the best trout fishing in the world. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 2 nights on the way to Mammoth Lakes. The sites are all dirt, very small, and uneven. No picnic tables. There are a few spots for RV's but most are long term tenants in mobile homes. No dog park, but you can walk to grassy area. Our site was full of ants. Also, the water supply that we hooked up to, smelled horrible. We know it was from this site because we have had no problems since. If was very difficult getting in and out due to the very popular bakery next to the park. We will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Shady sites underneath big trees. Mostly permanent residents. Good TV cable. 50Amps. Weak Wi-Fi, but we were able to work with it. Very nice host. Next to the famous bakery Erick Schat. Opposite Carl Jr. We camped here in a Motorhome.
9+ really terrific! The managers are terrific, ready to remedy any problem or question you have; and friendly. The monthly neighbors are lovely and happy to chat with anyone. Clean, organized, compact and tidy. $1.25 laundry w/lots of space to hang your laundry in the sun. Who has that anywhere? Small complaint about the pad and bumpy dirt road. The spaces are narrow but we did it w/40'. We'll be back because there is a lot in the area to see and do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The J Diamond provides shaded, full hookups in the heart of downtown. Walking to the town’s famous bakery, shops, restaurants and the city park is easy. Most of this older park is occupied by tired mobile homes or permanent residents’ RVs. Narrow sites are level dirt with some gravel and barely accommodate slideouts. AT&T phone and data service were available but weak. Utilities worked well. Laundry room and restrooms are clean; showers are free. We would not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Used to be free but they're now charging $15 for nothing. I used to refuel at their gas station but now, with savings from my Safeway/Vons gas rewards, I'd rather park overnight for free at the Safeway in Bishop and get up to $1/gallon off my diesel purchases. The service and attitude at Paiute Palace has also declined significantly over the past few years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a large grass covered lot with no hook-ups/facilities except the casino in walking distance. We were the only ones here at the time and found the sites level and easily to pull-through. Some are more shaded than others but all seem to have easy satellite access. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Free parking in field next to Casino parking area, relatively level. No hookups, but water available. Register in casino, and promise to use casino facilities. Can stay for five days. Walk to casino. Good restaurant. Gas station on property. Beautiful views of mountains. We camped here in a Motorhome.