About Extra Special Lakeshore Camping
Dear All, we are now ready to take your bookings for anytime between April 26th and mid-October! Please read through the listing to find out more about this site and our camp. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to be part of your adventures in the Sierra :-)
We're a husband and wife team and this is our adopted home - a small RV Park & Campground located directly on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir. We believe in campfires, starry nights, good laughs, exploration, a deep sleep and an early rise. The mountains are a place to get back to basics, a place to explore, to breathe. So turn off your phone and turn on your senses. When you arrive, we won’t hand you a list of rules but we may ask you to join us for a campfire, remind you to conserve water, and to separate your trash so we can recycle it. That’s about it, oh yeah: relax, it’s your vacation.
This tenting and dry camping site offers some extra space and exceptional, unrestricted views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range and Bridgeport Reservoir (extra mosquito exposure included ;-)). With that, you'll be getting the best spot to admire our beautiful Eastern Sierra sunsets. This site is fairly exposed, so you won't have much cover from the wind, but it comes with palapa - you're welcome to bring an extra shade tent/structure if you wish to. The site is located next to our Convenience Hookup site.
This spot will accommodate a tent (or tents) + car. We can accommodate the second vehicle for an additional fee ($6); please let us know if you need the extra parking space prior to requesting the site, so we can adjust the listing's rate for you. The site comes with a picnic table, free WIFI and the access to clean bathrooms stocked with supplies available to our campers.
It’s important to us that our guests don’t feel they are renting a camping site as much as they’re immersing themselves into the outdoor experience. You may just want to lay in one of our hammocks and read for three days. For the more adventurous, we offer a full slate of self-guided recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, ATVing, rock climbing, biking, natural water slides, stand up paddle boards and so much more. Do you enjoy bird watching? There are hundreds of different species right here at Paradise Shores, which is located on a major bird migration route.
We do have modern conveniences such as wifi internet; however, we encourage our guest to “unplug” and immerse in the slow pace life instead. If you come to stay with us at the weekend, you'll be welcome to join us around the campfire and connect with fellow campers (we have fires on most Saturdays, s'mores are on us!)
Did we mention that we love dogs? Be sure to bring you four legged friend when staying with us. With dog wash and off leash dog beach, your adventure pup will be a happy camper here!
We hope Paradise Shores becomes your home as it is ours. It’s located in one of the most spectacular areas in the world. We’re surrounded on three sides by the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows, Mono Lake, June Lake, Virginia Lakes, Twin Lakes, and the historic gold-mining town of Bodie are all within a short drive from here.
Please note, we ask for 2 nights minimum stay during our busy season and 3 nights minimum stay over Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Occasionally, we relax minimum stay requirements based on availability or at short notice, please inquire.
We require 4 nights minimum between June 30th - July 4th (that includes the night of July 4th). We won't be able to accommodate arrivals or departures on 7/3 & 7/4. However, both days can be included in longer stays, subject to availability on the surrounding dates.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Extra Special Lakeshore Camping
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
we had a really fun long weekend at Paradise Shores. This campsite had great amenities including clean shower and bathrooms, canoes for use on the reservoir (although the water was a little gross in the reservoir), an office that sells ice, wood, charcoal. It's also close to great hikes (Lundy Valley was amazing for waterfalls and snow in late July), off-roading, water sports, and other fun outdoor activities. The town of Bridgeport is very small so don't expect to spend much time there, but if you are after a great outdoor adventure this is a must see part of California.
The tent camping at Paradise Shores is such a perfect spot at this location. You sit right on the lake with prime sunset viewing. You also have two kayaks and a paddle boat just begging you to take them for a spin on the lake. The hosts (Alan and Veronika) were very helpful and friendly and made sure we knew what local hikes and hot springs to check out. There are two hots springs pretty close by, Travertine and Buckeye. Make sure to ask for directions if you're going to Buckeye, because that one can be slightly more confusing getting to.
Paradise Shores is an ideal location for exploring the Eastern Sierras. The bathrooms and showers were probably the nicest ones i've seen for an RV camp! The whole RV campground sites are close together so don't expected to have a secluded site, but everyone we met there was very friendly as well. There is a newly built outdoor cooking area for everybody to use and a fire pit. We had a great time hearing other camper's stories around the firepit.