Hipcamp host Veronika  P.
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We are beyond excited and humbled to have been voted among best Hipcamps in California of 2019, thank you for your love and support, it means a lot!!

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 B


We are beyond excited and humbled to have been voted among best Hipcamps in California of 2019, thank you for your love and support, it means a lot!!

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.

Our camp is now CLOSED for the WINTER (except for the Blu House rental) and will reopen in late April. 

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 Lakeshore Tent Camping and our place. 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.

Our Lakeshore Tent Camping sites are located on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir and offer great views of the lake and the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Each spot will accommodate a tent (or two) and ONE car. These dry camping sites come with picnic table, free WIFI and the access to clean bathrooms stocked with supplies available to our campers. These sites are located next to our Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping spot.

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
2 sites
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: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 7% 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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Hot spring

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

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Hipcamper Nic
Nic C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 21st, 2016

Paradise Shores was a nice place to spend a couple days exploring the Eastern Sierras and the camp-side reservoir.

This isn't what I would call a secluded camping experience, but it is a great place to have as a home base while exploring the surrounding region. There are a few tent sites and a number of RV sites at Paradise Shores, but the tent sites are closest to the water, which is a nice arrangement. The property has clean restrooms that are equipped with showers. I found that since many of the residents are in RVs, not many people used the showers or bathrooms. The owners also offer a small number of necessities in the main office, which is a nice convenience when in a pinch.

The overall vibe and atmosphere of the place is great. A very welcoming community fire on the weekends, and a generally happy and nice crowd. Despite it being a busy weekend with lots of people and pups alike, the noise level was quiet by 10:00PM. A nice addition is the two kayaks and paddleboard that are available for guests to use, which we definitely had to capitalize on.

Nearby is the town of Bridgeport, which has some decent spots to eat, a more comprehensive supply stop and a few other novelties worth checking out. There are also two hot springs (Travertine and Buckeye) that are really close to Paradise Shores. Aside from the reservoir which Paradise Shores inhabits, there are other lakes and rivers that are a stone's throw away.

Even though these were not the most majestic camp sites we have stayed at, the location and some of the amenities (clean water, clean bathrooms, clean shower) made this place a great hub for exploring the region. The property owners and fellow guests made it all that much more welcoming and enjoyable and we hope to come back again!

Hipcamper Nate
Nate K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 28th, 2016

There were 6 of us who stayed on two campsites, and the views were spectacular. The bathrooms were clean, and you have full access to all the RV amenities which came in handy. There isn't much in the way of shade, so if it's expected to be hot out, I would recommend bringing a pop-up shelter.

Hipcamper Luka
Luka M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 21st, 2016

The view was just amazing and the chill spot is worth it! Ask the staff to find the hot springs just nearby ;)

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 9th, 2016

Paradise Shores RV park was an all-around great place to stay! We decided to take the scenic route through Yosemite which added an hour or two to the drive as opposed to taking the HWY 108, but it was well worth it.

At the RV Park, the owners were very down-to-earth and friendly. They essentially let us pick our camp site and then gave us a quick overview of the property, along with some insight about the must-do's in Bridgeport. After settling in, we decided to check out the amazing Travertine Hot Springs which are located a short 3 miles away from the park. This was by far the highlight of the trip! Later in the evening we particularly enjoyed sitting around the communal camp fire listening live music while getting to know some of the other campers. Although we didn't get a chance to take advantage of the free paddle boards and kayaks, it turned out to be a short and memorable stay. The following day we explored Twin Lakes (15 minutes away), and then made our way to Yosemite for a day-hike. We highly recommend staying at Paradise Shores RV Park when you're in the are!

Hipcamper Lyniel
Lyniel D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 3rd, 2016

I enjoyed our one night here! The bathrooms and showers are clean and way above public campgrounds. The little hotel like amenities are nice too. We didn't get to use the firepit because I was wiped from our drive. There are three tent sites very close to each other and two that have more privacy. One is out on a jetty. Ask to get that one. Great place to stay to explore Bridgeport, Bodie and Travertine Hot Springs.

Hipcamper Danielle

Beautiful camping w/amenities

Danielle G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 6th, 2019

This is the perfect mixture of camping and having amenities. We slept and cooked along the gorgeous lakeshore and had access to an awesome community space for a fire, and cute and clean bathrooms with showers. It's centrally located so we went to the Buckeye hot springs, the ghost town of Bodie and Mono Lake. We also stumbled upon the local brewery in town which was a nice find. Definitely recommend staying here and we will probably come back if we are ever in the same area.

Hipcamper Malou
Malou P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 27th, 2018

Perfect place, with a beautiful view!!

Our sweet campsite!
Hipcamper Gerardo
Gerardo A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2016

We loved it! The owners were super friendly and hospitable. My wife liked that the restrooms and showers were clean. We'd love to go back again.

Hipcamper Mollie
Mollie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 16th, 2016

It was extremely windy here the one night we stayed, so we opted not to pitch our tent out on the jetty. The view is great and I must echo what others have said about the bathrooms. They're very clean and I particularly liked the little homey, personal touches. Though we weren't there on a night that the fires got lit, there was still the opportunity to lounge in the hammocks and enjoy the night sky.


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