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Unrestricted views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range and Bridgeport Reservoir (extra bug exposure included ;-))

Mellow community vibes, kayaks, stargazing, outdoor kitchen, Saturday bonfire nights, and more for nature and bug-loving mountain going adventure seekers keen to discover the Eastern Sierra.. Camp right on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir with a backdrop of sn


Unrestricted views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range and Bridgeport Reservoir (extra bug exposure included ;-))

Mellow community vibes, kayaks, stargazing, outdoor kitchen, Saturday bonfire nights, and more for nature and bug-loving mountain going adventure seekers keen to discover the Eastern Sierra.. Camp right on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir with a backdrop of snowcapped Sawtooth Mountain Range and an easy access to trails.

Please note: September 9th: Mono County issued a temporary urgency 

ordinance prohibiting open fires (campfires, bonfires, fire pits) on private properties, such as our camp, in light of high fire danger around CA. The propane and charcoal BBQs are still allowed. This will be reviewed on Sept 15th and weekly thereafter. 

Please read below Covid-19 info as well as the entire listing description before requesting the booking. Stay safe and we can't wait to see you all soon! 

***COVID-19 INFO***

Warm greetings to you from our piece of paradise! This is a new reality we are all getting used to, please be kind and mindful while at the camp and adventuring in the area, respecting other’s space and maintaining the safe six-foot distance. We are unsure what official COVID-19 guidelines may be at the time of your visit but we will just mirror them. Things have, and still may change daily. Please be flexible, we truly appreciate your patience and understanding. 

We understand the concerns around the virus and would like to share with you the steps we are taking to ensure a safe, relaxing environment for all our guests and staff:

  • All restrooms are cleaned several times a day and all surfaces are disinfected. Please note, to ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed, our restrooms are closed to guests staying in their own RVs or our rental campers. Our public restrooms are only available to guests staying at tent sites, in vans/small trailers without a bathroom, and in the Sierra Stream rental trailer. 
  • Hand soaps, sanitizers, and disinfectants are available in all common areas for regular use.
  • The use of some of our amenities (such as laundry) will be limited or not available. 
  • Some normally provided items that cannot be wiped down (such as aluminium foil) will be removed. 
  • As per May 1st order, the use of facial coverings while in public in Mono County and interacting with people outside of your household is required, in effect through the end of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency declaration. Please come prepared. We will ask you to wear masks/face coverings when walking around the camp but not when at your site.
  • Please be respectful of the maximum occupancy, as stated in the listing. In order to lower the risk of transmission, we’re limiting the amount of guests at the camping sites. Infants, children, and adults all count as one.
  • Consider getting all your supplies before coming to our community.

Now more than ever it is important to spend time connecting in the great outdoors and are ready to share campfires, starry nights, and our serene area with you. The mountains are a place to get back to basics, a place to explore, to breathe. It is a place where social distancing happens naturally. This is a great opportunity to be together in Nature and not to be isolated in our homes. Together (from a safe distance) we will remain healthy, positive, and strong!

Please read through the entire listing to find out more about this site and our camp. Can't wait to hear from you and 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.

The Extra Special Lakeshore Camping site (T4) offers some extra space and exceptional, unrestricted views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range and Bridgeport Reservoir (extra mayflies exposure included ;-)). With that, you'll be getting the best spot to admire our beautiful Eastern Sierra sunsets. This dry camping site is fairly exposed, so please bear in mind you won't have much cover from the wind, but it does come with a palapa for some shade protection and you're welcome to bring an extra shade tent if you wish to. The site is located close to our Sierra Stream camper. 

This spot will accommodate a tent (or two) + ONE car. The site is NOT SUITABLE for dry camping in camper vans or rooftop tents mounted on trucks etc. (please request Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping or message us). This 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.

Please note that the reservoir is lower this summer (water level changes based on the winter snowpack) and swimming isn't currently available. We recommend the nearby Twin Lakes just off Bridgeport if you would like to go for a swim. We still get awesome sunsets and sunrises over the Sawtooth Ridge though!

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 (we can accommodate up to two dogs at each site). With dog wash and off leash dog beach, your adventure pup will be a happy camper here! Please note that the dog beach can be quite limited when the water level in the reservoir is high. On the upside, the lake looks absolutely gorgeous then!

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 3 nights minimum stay throughout the season and 4 nights over the 4th of July weekend (we won't have arrivals or departures on July 3rd & 4th). 

We relax the minimum at short notice, please ask.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Veronika a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 8% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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World-class trout fishing on the reservoir as well as the surrounding lakes!


It truly is a hikers' paradise and we can recommend number of picturesque trails along the nearby lakes and into the wilderness.


We have kayaks, SUP and pedal boat you're welcome to use while staying with us.

Off-roading (OHV)

You can ride your OHV directly from our camp.

Wildlife watching

We're on a major bird migration route and there are hundreds of different species you can spot here!

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Natural features you'll find at Extra Special Lakeshore Camping in California.

Hot spring

Travertine and Buckeye hot springs are a short drive from our place.

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Hipcamper Mckinzie
Mckinzie S.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2018

What a magical place! The tent site here was perfectly situated on the reservoir in Bridgeport. No matter which tent site you are on you have an amazing view to wake up to of the reservoir and a backdrop of mountains. Not too shabby! I woke up and jumped in their free rental kayak and it was the best way to start my morning. Paradise shores has everything you need to keep you busy all day but there are also amazing hikes nearby with little to no traffic like the Twin Lakes to Barney Lake trail. The staff was also amazingly helpful and let us purchase firewood at night to stay warm because it got a little chilly. There really was no comfort that was not thought of at Paradise Shores. The communal area had comfy couches which would be great for big groups traveling together and a lazy boy to enjoy staring out at all the beauty, a great kitchen area with potable water and an ideal bonfire pit area. As a pretty avid HIpcamper I also love a good bathroom and they spared no detail here to make it as homey and clean as possible. Overall just a great place to visit with amazing vibes that is run extremely well! Will most definitely be back :)

Hipcamper Chris
Chris H.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2017

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.

Great location for stargazing, astronomy, and astrophotography!
Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander L.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2018

Couldn't have asked for a better location or host! I felt right at home from the moment I got here. Kayaks, hot springs, community fire pits, a big outdoor kitchen, clean bathrooms. The list goes on! Can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki N.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2017

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.

Sunset strolls.There's a sweet fire pit next to the cooking area which just fosters the warm community aspect this campground has :)Our setup with super close access to the lake. Our dog even got to partake in the lake activities
Hipcamper Ray
Ray L.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

Paradise Shores was hands down one of the best camp grounds I've stayed at. Everything about it was great!

The amenities are as great as people say. Clean bathrooms and showers, very well kepy outdoor kitchen with some extra grills to borrow, kayaks and a pedal boat, and even a place to do laundry.

The staff was incredible! Special shout out to Charlie and Kelli for helping out myself and 3 other ill prepared college kids on an impromptu camping trip.

If you happen to be staying on a Saturday, definitely go to the bonfire. It's a great way to unwind after a long day of adventure or to hear some crazy stories from the other campers.

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Hipcamper Chae
Chae B.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Paradise Shores. The hosts were awesome and the entire campground was very clean. One night, there was a communal fire where a few of us brought out some instruments and jammed out. What a great time!
I couldn't recommend this place more. Besides all the above, it's located near many cool spots. Bodie State Park, Mono Lake, Yosemite, etc. Go now!

Hipcamper Don
Don P.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2018

Such a lovely place home base for the weekend! My partner and I were thoroughly surprised at how spoiled we felt, There were grills available, flushing toilets, showers (toilets and showers sooo nice!). The hosts were amazing; full off support and showered you with useful information regarding the surrounding area. On Sat night we had a communal smores night- and it was so nice to mingle with other campers, even if it was my first time meeting most of them! You even have wifi- like, whaaaat?!

Since you have wifi, download "Maps.me" and you can use it when you leave the site and loose wifi. &&& because the stars are absolutely breathtaking from this view, download the app "planets" and it's fun to play with.

Hipcamper Misha

Perfect for campers

Misha S.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2019

This is by far our favorite campsite of those we visited in California. The location is stunning, the amenities are well thought-out, and the place just feels modern. The tent sites occupy the prime real estate of the park, which worked out great for us. The tap water they have on site is DELICIOUS! There was live music and bonfire on Saturday night. All the people staying were friendly and nice. There's plenty to do and see! Do check out the hot springs – they are amazing. The trails by the Twin Lakes are scenic. There are a couple of burger/burrito joints in town, and they are very decent as well. A pro tip: this spot is the closest to the water, and at least during our visit in late April the wind would pick up in the afternoon and stay strong until sunset. Make sure you secure your tent properly – you're going to need all your ropes and anchors.

Hipcamper Damla

Thank you nature :)

Damla G.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2019

Veronika was super accommodating about our request to set up a telescope and project the moon on a big screen! We were given an outlet right by our tent! It is very magical to wake up to a lake, and a mountain covered in snow. Beautiful hikes nearby: Parker Lake Trailhead! :) (believe me, you're going to love it!) and Travertine Hot Springs (try to arrive at sunrise). Thank you nature and amazing hosts.


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