17 Parks near Bishop, California
Jul 2016 - $38.00
This park is pretty quirky. It's small with spots on the front & back and a few more wedged in the middle. We got a wedge spot in the middle and didn't like it at all because there was zero privacy. And I mean Zero :/. But, in all fairness, it was the 4th of July and somebody has to get the crappy spots. Management was as friendly & helpful as could be which was a big plus.
We were told when we made the reservation that there were no public bathrooms or showers so that wasn't an issue to us. Is a rustic, small park.
The park is located in a neighborhood and very close to the Main Street, a brewery and some awesome Hawaiian food truck grub. It was a terrific place to walk the dog! Gull Lake is a couple blocks one way and June Lake Marina is 1/4 mile in another direction.
We will definitely return but we'll ask for a better location. We have our preferred spot scoped out already! - CathiDG
Oct 2015 - $40.00
This is the sixth year of staying in this park. We love to come here because there is a "June Lake House" in the center of the park and 4 couple friends can stay there, those without rigs. There is also a cute little cabin they call the Bears Den that has a murphy bed, kitchen and living area. We enjoyed the community fire pit in the evening, kayaking on Gull Lake, biking the Mammoth Lakes bike trail and golfing while in the area. Some of our group walked around Gull Lake and others visited the Tufa's at Mono Lake. For the most part the park is clean. Page the manager is helpful and we enjoyed out visit. - msunnergren
Aug 2015 - $39.00
So we're here right now. Last night lost all power. They moved us to a new spot. The staff is fantastic! Coming to June Loop. This is the place to be. - Blackhawkpro
May 2016 - $38.00
This is an old park with some redeeming aspects but otherwise not on our list of places to revisit anytime soon.
First the positives: The bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities were clean and functional. After reading past reviews, we were pleasantly surprised.
On the negative side, the park could do with selective culling of some pine trees. Our 31' RV barely fit between several trees and we couldn't back in far enough to connect the sewer hose without an extension. There wasn't room for our toad so we parked it in the common area next to our space. The spaces are dirt that got tracked in no matter how careful we were. We lost power for about 20 minutes one night. The worst issue was the pine sap everywhere. It was caked onto the bottom of our shoes, tracked into the RV, on our cat's paws and all over the roof including the solar panel.
Each space had a (cracked) concrete patio, a (old, rickety) picnic table and a washer tub as a fire pit.
Others may find Pine Cliffs fine for their needs but we were underwhelmed. Alcohol doesn't touch the pine tar. You'll need some sort of solvent like Goof Off or the like. Be sure to arrive with a full propane tank because, as of 5/28/16, they were charging $3.89 per gallon. - LM&TinView
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Wow, we spent the July 4th weekend with many tent campers in the park. Not what I thought it would be, with tent campers playing loud music and washing their dishes in the bathroom. The PA system is not our cup of tea for sure. I don't see any reason why the camp host must tell everybody to bring a bowl and a spoon for free ice cream. The camp patrol folks were driving around nonstop looking for issues. This is a good thing with all the tent village people walking through our campsite nonstop. We will never stay here again. Good luck staying at this campground on a holiday weekend. - Blackhawkpro
Jul 2013 - $28.00
We made group reservations for 4 sites and paid by check, the only way to pay, 3 months in advance only to show up and be scattered throughout the campground. Completely disorganized, old school reservation system which is poorly run by rude staff,we were overcharged, cash only, and our trailer barely fit in the site despite giving measurements in advance. The owner is rude completely lacking customer service skills and will straight out tell you if you don't like it, leave, with no refunds of course. Watch out for the hidden campground rules; Campfires out by 10:30, $50 non refundable pet deposit in the cabins (if its nonrefundable its not a deposit in my mind), no dogs on the lake beach, no use of a/c or you'll be charged for it, the sites are only 20 or 30 amp so if your trailer needs 50 amp you're blowing fuses daily. We wont ever stay here again. - nascar_gal76
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This is a nice RV park with plenty of pine trees for shade. Some sites are gravel, while others are asphalt. My only disappointment was that my site did not have a sewer outlet, but the park does have dump stations. - ArmandV
May 2016 - $66.00
This is a great area to camp and visit. There is so much to do. The park is situated off the highway entering Mammoth Lakes. Try to book in the full hook-up area as it is nestled in the trees. The size of the sites varies as the boundaries are set by the trees. Most are easy to get into, but there are a few that you will need some back up assistance.
The park is very clean and the rules seem reasonable. As they are in the forest, you must be tending your campfire at all times. Lots of shade during the day. There is an indoor pool but no fitness facility, however there are lots of hiking trails and bike paths. Good wi-fi but our site did not receive satellite due to the trees. Some sites will receive satellite. Great cable selection.
Only gripe is the office staff. Difficult to get on the phone. The recorded message says to leave a message and they will call back. In our case, that never happened despite leaving several messages. We just kept calling until a human answered. - OwenTen
Sep 2015 - $42.00
Nice park, very quiet. Pool and spa - we used the spa every night after our hikes. A little pricey, but it's the only full hookup place in town. - coffmake
Jul 2016 - $13.00
We have stayed here for many years. The park has sites for all lenghts. Our site was very level and long enough for our 40 ft. motor home and toad. We had a view of June Lake and Carson peak. Water for rv's is available in each loop. Dump station available as you depart. Our site was very open which we lIke for our roof top satellite. - signaloil
Aug 2015 - $11.00
One of our favorite campgrounds. Great views from many sites. Very large campground. Drive around beforeally selecting site as some are much better. Good beach. Store and showers very close. Lots of sun early in the day in cold weather. - Pierce
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Dry camping overlooking June Lake in the Sierras. Many loops of camp sites. Most loops have restroom facilities, no showers. Dump station charge is $10. Temps in August 80's in the day and mid 50's at night. - Charlie M.
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Had Reservations over the Independence Day Holiday. Reserved 8 spaces for both travel trailers and motorhomes. Beautiful campground, all sites are shaded and in the forest. Problem is getting your Rv in the spaces. We reserved all 34+ foot spaces but were unable to back in to any of the spaces because of limited room. When the photo shows the space, be cautious. You do not have room to back in with larger Rv's. I would recommend this Campground for any RV less that 25 ft. - REG4608
Aug 2015 - $13.00
This park is right off the main road into Mammoth Lakes which was perfect for a base camp for the area. We visited Devils Tower NP and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and smaller area sites. Although just off the main road, we were in the back of the park and it was quiet. The park was clean and seemed well run although we had no reason to interact with the hosts. The bathrooms were fine. There are no showers or hookups. I heard as I was leaving that showers were available across the street at Mammoth Mountain RV park. There is a dump station that the park has outsourced and it costs $10 and has water fill up as well as dump. We had enough room between sites but not a lot. We had a little trouble backing into the site because of the dumpster located across the street at the toilets, so I would camp one site to either side of our site. Our site was asphalt but this option is not available under Site Surface. - bdornbush
Aug 2012 - $30.00
This is a large, basic campground behind the Forest Service welcome center in Mammoth Lakes, California. There are no hook ups, although there is a dump station that you can use for an additional $7. The sites are large and mostly flat. They each have a fire pit and a picnic table. There are plenty of restrooms and garbage bins scattered throughout. The restrooms have running water, and while older, are extremely clean and well stocked with toilet paper. The park is "dog friendly" in that they allow dogs, and there seemed to be a lot of them. The park does not have available waste bags. We really enjoyed this park. Even though it's large and there were a lot of people, it was immaculately clean, both the sites and the bathrooms. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We were really impressed with the size of the sites as well. The only reason I gave a 9 instead of a 10 is that there aren't any showers. - roadie gal
Sep 2015 - $24.00
Sites are fine, some are unlevel. ours was pretty good, #88. You can see the lake from our site, and probably from #2, and #3. There is very few trees to provide shade, and this is a no-hookup situation. Convict lake is within walking distance and it is stocked with trout during the year. We didn't catch any this time though. The lake was crowded on Saturday and Sunday, but Monday of Labor Day weekend was good and we did our boat fishing then. You are only 10 minutes or so from Mammoth Lakes area for supplies. There is a free dump station on the way in to the lake. - kirkcrawford
May 2015 - $22.00
Camp hosts and manager were very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are newer, clean, and smell good. The sites, although narrow for my 32' fifth wheel with 3 slides, had plenty of grassy space and a large table in back alongside the creek (space 24). Tall pines made my site feel cozy. Work could be done on some of the asphalt pads that are cracking and need leveling. We had a big snow just before I was to depart and the manager gave folks due to leave that day a free night. Before I departed, one of the hosts came to help me sweep the foot of snow off my slide toppers. The lake is absolutely beautiful - with a lovely 3 mile walk around it. A cute boardwalk at the back where the stream enters the lake has a grassy area for a picnic or for a nice rest. The nearby resort has a restaurant and rents boats to fish the lake. I heard the trout fishing was great. I will definitely return. - Chris-Kiva
Jun 2013 - $22.00
We've been coming here for years. It's a beautiful lake right up against the Eastern Sierra where they offer boat rentals, or you can walk all the way around the lake. The sites were mostly barren in the upper loops, but in the lower loops there is more foliage. The sites are level for tenting or RVing. The bathrooms were clean and recently remodeled to be more modern. You can grab a shower at the Convict Lake Resort for a fee. The Resort has a well stocked store w/ meats, milk, wine, and necessities. You can buy a fishing license here, too. I saw some larger 5th wheels here, but the sites are too small for larger Class A's, etc. The resort has an award winning restaurant which is very close to the campground. - DayTripper2015
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We was in a back in site and was a little tight but doable. Staff was friendly and helpful.hookups were at back of site so extension might be necessary. Nice friendly people. - Donny Mackelprang
Aug 2015 - $36.00
This is a great RV park located in June Lake. We've been coming here for years and believe it's the best park in the June Lake Loop. It's close to town and both Gull and June Lakes. They have an exceptional camp host who goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. He and his wife even host a monthly pancake breakfast and (with the help of a long-term camper) they cook for the entire campground. You can tell the long-term returnees really like each other and help to make the stay enjoyable for those of us who are only here for a short time. It really is a wonderful place to summer or just spend a few days to a few weeks. However, we've seen some disappointing changes this year. It appears as if the owners no longer care about their park. While hosts keep the bathrooms very clean, they've run out of supplies such as soap and toilet seat covers. Apparently the owner doesn't care enough to buy more. The other complaint we heard repeatedly from fellow campers (and ourselves) was how difficult it was to make a reservation. We'd call the office at different times of the day and it would go to the answering machine. Even though we'd leave messages, they weren't returned in a timely manner if at all. We got lucky and just kept calling and finally reached a real person. This is very frustrating when you're trying to plan a trip. When we finally spoke with the person in charge of making reservations, she was very rude. We heard this complaint from several of the campers. They have Wi-Fi but it's so bad you rarely can get online. Like I said, it's almost as if the owner and his office manager no longer care about this park. It is up for sale and maybe that's why. Hopefully someone will buy it and have the current camp host continue to run it so it'll get back to being an awesome place to stay. - Kay Martin
May 2015 - $40.00
Internet is above the average in the area. Very good even for Skype. Cable TV didn't work. Very nice restroom though, very clean. Everyday you have nice smell awaiting in the bathroom from scented candles and the whole bathroom is heated! Take a stroll to June Lake and the lakes around. - Katka
Sep 2008 - $29.00
We stayed here for two evenings. It is fairly close to Bodie Ghost Town. They have mainly Park model homes in their spaces and I'm sure in the summer you would need reservations. It's close to Convict Lake and Hot Creek (catch and release only). Mountains are beautiful around this area. Not a great place to walk pets. - Arizona Traveler
Jun 2013 - $25.00
One night stay...easy to park, clean, friendly staff and beautiful views! - nascar_gal76
May 2013 - $12.00
We stayed here with a 40' motorhome and the price reflects our Golden Age card. The Duck Loop is best for big rigs. None of the loops are directly on the lake, but there is a very nice day use area with a large beach. There are water spigots in each loop, but no direct hookups. There is a dump station. We were here off-season so not many were here, but in the prime summer/fall seasons it would be advisable to have reservations. The mountain/lake views are gorgeous. We would definitely stay again. - nbi600
Jun 2009 - $20.00
We paid two nights in advance for this place which is supposedly right on June Lake. What a nightmare. We could barely get our 25' motorhome in there, and the spaces were packed so tight you could hear the people 5 spaces away yelling at their kids. It also backs up to a motel parking lot which of course USFS neglects to mention on their reservation site. We left, abandoning our already-paid for spot. Do not stay here unless you really want to get to know everyone around you, you don't need hookups, and you have a REALLY small rig. - casasf
Jul 2014 - $22.00
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. - nmccaleb
Sep 2009 - $20.00
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. - James Barr