Hipcamp host Veronika  P.
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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 WIN


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. 

***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!

We absolutely love the Eastern Sierra and would like to share it with you and have you immerse yourself in all its beauty over several days. That's why we encourage spending at least 2-3 days in the area to truly appreciate it. 

With that said, we understand you may be coming from abroad and hoping to see as much of California as you can within a tight schedule. This listing is essentially "short notice, short stay" - a perfect fit if you can only allow a day in the area and need somewhere nice to stay. In case you'd like to stay with us for longer (we'd love that!) and dive deeper into all the Sierra goodness, please check our other tent camping options, also to see the weekend availability.

Site 1 - Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping - great for camper van or tent camping - up to 4 campers are welcome;

Site 2 - we likely won't take new bookings at Site 2 to allow for greater physical distancing and limit number of guests sharing the communal bathrooms when possible, but may have existing pre-Covid reservations;

Site 3 - Lakeshore Tent Camping  - up to 3 campers please - ideal for tent camping; we may be able to accommodate a camper van here if Site 1 isn't available/based on occupancy on neighboring sites; 

Site 4 - "Extra Special" Lakeshore Camping - perfect for tent camping for up to 3 campers; NOT SUITABLE for dry camping in camper vans, rooftop tents or car camping (please request site 1, site 3, or message us)

Each dry camping site comes with one parking spot included in the rate. Site 1 (Lakeshore Tent & Van Camping) can fit the second car, if needed, for an additional fee. Please message us prior to requesting the booking if you would like to bring the second car to this spot and we'll activate the Extra Vehicle Fee in the Extras for you. Sites 2-4 only have a space for ONE car. Each site comes with picnic table, free WIFI and the access to clean bathrooms stocked with supplies available to our campers. 

You can find out more about each spot by visiting their long stay listings. We 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.

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 low this summer (water level changes based on the winter snowpack and lowers during the summer months) and swimming isn't currently available. We recommend the nearby Twin Lakes just off Bridgeport if you would like to 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. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 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: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • 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.

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Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2017

Wow!!! Paradise Shores is such a gem. Waking up right on the lakefront, the great communal kitchen and beautiful bathrooms (seriously, hot showers, great decor, even cuetips just in case!), and the fast wifi make staying here so simple... I didn't want to leave. The nearby town of Bridgeport is great for antique jewelry especially Navajo silver. Veronika and Dale are incredible hosts and know all sorts of amazing secret spots in the Sierra—ask about the waterslides and hot springs! This is such a perfect home base for adventures in the Eastern Sierra, you're only 40min from Tuolomne Meadows area and even closer to Mono Lake. I can't wait to come back!!

Hipcamper Gabrielle
Gabrielle C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 9th, 2017

The place is really cool, you can tell they put a lot of love and intention into it. This is definitely primarily an RV spot, and the tent sites are pretty close together without a lot of cover between them, but the tent spots are right on the water, and the bathrooms and showers are nice and clean. We went for a quick kayak this morning on the kayaks they provide for free (very generous!) and it was so peaceful and beautiful. The sunset was amazing, the hosts were kind, just the kind of place to stop through in your travels.

Hipcamper Andy
Andy Q.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 9th, 2020

A perfect getaway. All folks we’ve met were incredibly nice, the facilities were 10/10, and the area allows for stunning photography. Because it’s at a lake - there will be mosquitoes at certain times.

Camp site directly at the beachThe lake
Hipcamper Rachel

Gorgeous location, fabulous hosts

Rachel R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 11th, 2020

This is a beautiful beautiful location! And even better are the amenities and attention to detail (the bathrooms are adorable and super super clean, love!). The hosts are attentive and incredibly helpful. The only thing to take into consideration is the altitude - weather can change in a blink of an eye as it did for us but we highly recommend and look forward to making it back for another adventure!

Hipcamper Edmund

Weekend stay at paradise shores

Edmund S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 23rd, 2020

Paradise Shores was a really fun place to camp. It also has spectacular views of the Sierras. Our tent site was clean. level right next to the reservoir which was great,. Our two kids spent a lot of time playing in the water and in the sand. Kayaks, paddleboards and a paddle boat to take out on the lake was really nice. Being next to the lake it was a bit buggy at times, but that is a trade off for being right next to the water. Overall a good experience.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 8th, 2017

Great location and cool place! Nice people and very good facilities.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan .
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 9th, 2017

We loved camping here. The views are seriously just amazing. The camp ground had really nice facilities and communal areas. Everyone we met was really nice and we will be back.

Hipcamper Maria
Maria S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 23rd, 2019

Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The restrooms were amazingly clean.

Hipcamper Helen
Helen L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 17th, 2019

Great campsite and really nice people. This isn’t a super private campsite but they are up front about that. It’s a nice place to shower and regroup after less luxurious camping.


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