Hipcamp host Veronika  P.
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Van & tent dry camping spot right on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir that offers great views of the lake and the Sawtooth Mountain Range and an easy access to local trails. 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.. 


Van & tent dry camping spot right on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir that offers great views of the lake and the Sawtooth Mountain Range and an easy access to local trails. 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.. 

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 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.

Our Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping spot (T1) is located on the shores of Bridgeport Reservoir and offers great views of the lake and the Sawtooth Mountain Range. This site is perfect for a camper van or a truck camper / rooftop tent and/or a tent or two. We can accommodate the second vehicle, if needed, either at your site or in our overflow parking. Please select Extra Vehicle Fee from the Extras if you're planning a 3-night stay, or message us prior to requesting the booking if your stay duration differs, so we can adjust that rate for you accordingly. This spot is dry camping only (NO HOOKUPS). The site comes with picnic table, free WIFI and the access to clean bathrooms stocked with supplies available to our campers. The site is located next to our Lakeshore Tent 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, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
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: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Extra Vehicle Fee

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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!

Horseback riding
Wind sports


Natural features you'll find at Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping in California.

Hot spring

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

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The vibe at Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping

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Hipcamper chris
Chris A.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

Our stay at Paradise Shores was nothing short of incredible. The area is one of the most beautiful we have seen, and there is a TON of great hiking. The owner and all of the staff at Paradise Shores were AMAZING! Super friendly and helpful, the staff made us feel comfortable and at home right from the start. They shared great info on local hikes and attractions that became the highlights of our vacation. Due to some predicted weather, we changed our last night from tent camping to one of the decked-out RV's they luckily had available. They were so kind and helpful with this situation even though it was totally last minute, AND on a holiday weekend to boot! AND, as if super-kind staff and beautiful mountain hiking weren't enough, the campground itself was equally impressive. Our tent site was right on the shore of the reservoir. When we awoke at the crack of dawn each morning, we opened our tent to totally unobstructed views of BEAUTIFUL snowy mountains just across the water on the opposite shore. Pictures cannot do it justice! The tent camping is conveniently close to the super-clean and modern bathroom/shower building. There is also a coin laundry room which totally came in handy. The outdoor community kitchen /fire pit area was also great. It gave us a chance to say hi to fellow campers, and share a fire with them. The amazing experience continued on when we checked in to our RV for the last night. It is way bigger on the inside than you would think from seeing the pics online. Great kitchen setup with NICE cookware (seriously!) was awesome to cook in. Beautiful decor, REAL houseplants, fire pit, charcoal grill, comfy bed, what more can you ask for?! The only bad part of our stay here is that it came to an end. Big thanks to Veronica and everyone at Paradise Shores for making our stay so stress free. We really hope to visit again some day!

Hipcamper Yunah
Yunah R.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2017

Really well managed and beautifully decorated campground with wonderful amenities and accommodations. The three tent campsites are right along the Bridgeport Reservoir with spectacular views and the drive to the town is less than 5 minutes away. I absolutely loved it here and would come back again!

Hipcamper Jackie

Amazing experience camping here!

Jackie H.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2019

This place was absoutely amazing! Awesome amenities, very picturesque location and friendly hosts. And don't get me started on the bathrooms! They were so cute and clean. I coudn't have been happier with our experience camping here!

Hipcamper Esther

Exceptional, family friendly!

Esther C.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

ABSOLUTLY, POSITIVELY, THE BEST PLACE TO CAMP EVER! The minute we pulled in to the camp my jaw dropped and I can hear the ooooohs and awwwws from our kids in the back seat. This place is just beautiful. From the views, the privacy between each site within, to the hospitality of the staff. This place is definitely a home away from home. It is so clean and just so inviting. Our kids had a blast on the kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boat. They swam their heart outs and just smiled the whole time we were there and it was so awesome as parents seeing their faces just absolutely sealed the deal with this place. The location of our camp was picture perfect. The view of the Sierras and the reservoir were absolutely breathtaking, words or pictures cannot even do justice to how absolutely relaxing, fun and inviting this place is in person. It is laid back and just absolutely adorable. We will definitely be returning and we absolutely recommend Paradise Shores.

Hipcamper Julie
Julie H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 10th, 2017

I really enjoyed my stay at Paradise Shores, at campsite 1. It has a very comfy, homey feel, and everyone is extremely friendly -- guests and hosts. Just about everyone had dogs, as they are very welcome here. The grounds are beautifully kept and have everything you could want, including showers and wifi! My site was right on the water and I enjoyed listening to the waves lapping the shore, the sun and moon setting over the water, the snowcapped peaks, and the sky full of stars. The location is close to stunning attractions in every direction.

Hipcamper Margie
Margie T.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2018

Brilliant communication and wonderful facilities including a laundry, outdoor kitchen and wonderful bathrooms. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Hipcamper Steven
Steven N.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2018

Fantastic base camp in the Eastern Sierras. I really cannot reccomend this place highly enough. Great vibe, people, and location.

Hipcamper Chuck
Chuck D.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2018

Great spot for fall camping! Nice, clean facilities, a friendly staff, free smores on Saturday night, and good location on the reservoir. Highly recommend!


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