13 Parks near Big Pine, California
Jun 2015 - $11.00
This was one of our first experiences in dry camping. Wonderful experience. Vault toilets but host kept them immaculate. Wish all facilities were that clean. Campground is perched in the eastern Sierras above Big Pine CA. It is a steep road to get to the campground but worth it. The Big Pine Creek was soothing and the altitude made for wonderful sleeping. Trees provided shade for most of the campsites. I will return to this campground even though the ascent and descent with the 16 foot trailer is nerve-wracking. Don't think I would do it with anything larger than 25 feet. - arteacher
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Older park with mostly DIY registration as no attendant. He showed up late at night for a few minutes. $20 if you connect, $15 if you don't. Electricity worked OK. We arrived late and left early. Showers require tokens. We were the only campers in early October. Back in site. Good for pets. - Pierce
May 2016 - $20.00
As previous comments suggest, the ants and no dump station are negatives. We never did see a host, so could not get tokens for showers. No pull-throughs and short sites made unhooking for the night annoying but necessary. Shade trees, easy highway access, proximity to sights, and costs are positives. We would stay here again. - brauneyz
May 2015 - $20.00
Not a bad spot for an overnighter, or if you need water & electric and don't want to pay for pricier full hookup parks in the region, though I'd note that there are much more beautiful, spacious places to stay all through the Eastern Sierras. - Nathan
Jul 2016 - $33.00
This park is 7.4 miles south of Bishop then turn right on Keoughs Hot Springs Rd for .6 miles. Small park with only 10 sites with water and electric. Next to a mobile home park. A bit convoluted in arrangement around trees and rocks. Lots of shade and some nice grass sites. This is our second time here most recent only made reservation 2 days in advance and got last spot available. They also have tent cabins and dry camping. This is a unique place with lots of history. The pools at the hot springs were built in 1919. Largest pool is 100x40 ft and is kept at perfect temperature with a spray system mixture of hot spring water and cold water and is drained and filled weekly. There is $8 a day charge for campers $12 for non-campers. $2 for showers. There is a small nature hiking trail nearby. There is also hot spring creek runs through the resort and goes to an area outside the park about 1/2 mile away the public uses for free soaking. We haven't ventured out to see what that's like. This is easy to find quiet relaxing resort that's a little dated but it is almost a hundred years old after all. - DennisO
Jul 2016 - $30.00
I stayed one night while on the way to Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes. It is a nice, shady campground next to a golf course. The staff were friendly and helpful. Bishop is very hot during the summer months and this campground/RV park could use a swimming pool. - ArmandV
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Due to mechanical issues, we spent 4 nights here. Once parked, we were unable to move our 5th because of the repairs being done. There are many good points to this campground. Even though it is right on hwy 395, we found it to be very quiet. We had a pull thru towards the back of the park which was level (no pads under wheels were necessary) & very sufficient for our 40 ft 5th wheel with slides on both sides. The front desk/store personnel were very friendly. The homemade pies & ice cream are both delicious. There is a nice area with a playground. Laundry machines worked & cost in line with other campgrounds. So why only a 3 rating? There is no sewer hookup at sites (remember we were unable to move to use dump site), no cable, no wi-fi, & you cannot get over the air TV either. There is a cost for the showers. Even as paying guests, you have to pay $5 to use the dump site - which is only open when the store is (8 am - 4:30 pm). If we had been there for 1-2 nights, I would have given it a rating of 4. The cons become more of an issue when you start nearing a week. Also, since it was April, area activities were limited. - 2togoNebraska
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Campground is older and not suited for large motorhomes or fifth wheels with slides on both sides; pull-throughs are very tight. Sandy sites, water, power, no sewer. Charges $5 to use dump station! Also, they do not hold spaces. I am familiar with the campground, so requested a spot that I knew was big enough for our motorhome and tow vehicle. Spot was "unavailable" and I was assigned a different space. I walked to the space, determined that it was too tight, noted that the space I requested was empty, and returned to the office. So, even though they "don't hold spaces" they wouldn't assign me the EMPTY spot I was requesting. My persistence resulted in a foul tirade from the female clerk, insulting expletives, and a mutual agreement that we will never return. - Bigrig43
Sep 2009 - $5.00
A BLM primitive campground a couple of miles west of Highway 395 and 13 miles south of Big Pine. Fill-up with water before coming here because there is no drinking water at the campground. There are no restrooms. Ideal dry camping boondocking with scenic views of the Sierras and White Mountains. The campground has many nearly leveled sites to accommodate the longer RV. Some sites have shade provided by a cottonwood tree and most have a table and barbeque grill. The campground road is paved and the camp sites are packed sand. While we were there the campground was nearly empty except for a long term RV camper and a campground care taker. It is best to camp away from the care taker who is some what odd and plays country western music very loud. For five dollars a night it’s a great deal with a pleasant cold water creek and panoramic views. We will likely return again. - James Barr
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Older park and you will have to unhook you tow vehicle. Anything longer than 35 ft. may want to look elsewhere. Utilities are rear of sight and outlet is only 18 inches above grade. For one night it met our needs. The Manager is very friendly and helpful.... - Bob2013
Apr 2016 - $35.00
The sites are very tight. The friendly, courteous office folks helped us maneuver our 40 ft 5th into our site. Most of this facility is old, mobile homes. They have a few sites held open for those travelling through. With your site you get wi-fi, cable, full hookups, & free showers. Normally, this is not a location I would recommend but we were in a unique situation (too long to explain) & the folks here came to the rescue. - 2togoNebraska
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Staff was very helpful. The sites are narrow between big trees and helped me get my 25 ft rig towing in without a problem.
No shade in March. Small concrete patio with picnic table. Did see some ant holes and a few ants. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again but probably won't. - Go often
Nov 2016 - $30.00
We stayed four nights. Night two they had events that were loud. Night three they had an event and left parking lights on all night -shined into our coach all night. Night four they had an event with loud music all night. Car alarms going off etc. Will never stay here again. A truck stop would have been quieter than this place. We had two full timers on each side of us. Can't think of a reason to ever comeback. - Blackhawkpro
Oct 2016 - $30.00
A great place to stay. Basically a dirt parking lot and pretty dusty, but it's the desert! There were several sites large enough for our 38' motorhome; we were one of the largest in the campground. Strong 50 amp service, water & sewer. Excellent bathrooms and showers; very clean and roomy. The only downside was that there was absolutely no provision to hang anything up, unless you used the handicapped shower.
If you enjoy walking at all you can walk to any number of restaurants and retail stores, typically 3-4 blocks away including Von's (Safeway) grocery and K-Mart. Other campers here were very friendly and it was busy with a couple of 'groups' when we stayed. Office people charming & helpful.
We would be happy to stay here again. - rmlarson
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This is a decent stop over for a short period. This is the actual RV park at the fairgrounds, NOT where they park RV's for the annual Mule Day celebration. It is a line of FHU sites at the county fairgrounds. Surface is gravel and level. Utilities easily accessible and worked fine. Sites are wide enough to park a vehicle next to your rig if you squeeze a little, but there's no problem parking in front of your rig either. All sites are back ins. The bathhouse is exceptional. Large, bright, modern, and scrupulously clean. The shower had good pressure and plenty of hot water. The wi-fi was a bit spotty, but worked surprisingly well most of the time. Strong Verizon signal. $30 per night seems a bit high for what you get, but this IS California after all! Bishop is a large enough town to have all the necessary services. There are stores and restaurants within about a 10-15 minute walk. There seem to be a lot of long-term residents and even though this is not high season, there were only about 7 sites available when we arrived. It wouldn't be a bad idea to check availability ahead of time, especially if there is an event going on or during the busy season, and/or have an alternative in mind. I would stay here again if in the area. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2013 - $47.00
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. - weezy5
Jul 2013 - $45.00
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. - Fotodog
Oct 2011 - $35.00
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. - OldBroad1
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Staying here overnight while headed south.
Had a pullthru that was long enough for our 40 ft mh and connected toad.
Had to move to another site as our satellite dish wouldn't work on this site.
Site was clean with hookups centered for the site.
Tar and cement for site so setting up was good.
Would stay here again when passing thru. - Bluebird Bob
Aug 2016 - $39.00
We stayed overnight at Highlands RV Park. Spaces were a little close, but not bad. The park is right on a busy, main road so a little noisy. Staff was nice. - travel44
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Park is clean and paved roads. Pull through concrete RV sites are very narrow and short. I had to disconnect my tow vehicle in order to squeeze into the site. My motorhome was sticking out in the front and I had to park my tow vehicle side-ways to keep it from extending out the back. They have cable but I could not get it to work. They said that my TV was not digital but that is not the case. I had to resort to satelite in order to watch TV. - Bill-1148
Oct 2015 - $10.00
This is a great overnight stopping area. The grassy field for RVs can be a leveling challenge but well worth the price (essentially free, because of the casino freebies). Staff is very helpful and the RV area is very well lit. - zen_letitbe
Nov 2013 - $15.00
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. - LMandTinView
Oct 2010 - $5.00
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. - zen_letitbe