Hipcamp host Mary Lou L.,
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Mill Creek Station Hip Camp parallels Hwy 395, nine miles north of Bishop, half an hour to Mammoth Mountain, an hour from the entrance to Yosemite and two and half hours from Death Valley.  Surrounded by world class mountain biking, climbing, hiking, skiing, as well as historic railroad and mining museums. All halfway between Los Angeles and Reno in the eastern Sierra

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Mill Creek Station Hip Camp parallels Hwy 395, nine miles north of Bishop, half an hour to Mammoth Mountain, an hour from the entrance to Yosemite and two and half hours from Death Valley.  Surrounded by world class mountain biking, climbing, hiking, skiing, as well as historic railroad and mining museums. All halfway between Los Angeles and Reno in the eastern Sierra.

We have space for three motor homes or RVs. There are no pull throughs so if you are towing a car you may disconnect it and park the car in our parking lot. You must be self contained with water and power. Generators are OK. There is a restroom but there is no shower. We have a hanging fire pit in the backyard behind our house which you may use.

Upon request we will open it for you. Wi-fi is available at our residence on the front porch or the backyard .We are 420 friendly but request that cigarette smoking be contained to open areas away from those of us who cannot tolerate cigarette smoke. No Pets please.

Our backyard is unique as it was an old stone quarry at one time and now has an outdoor stage for occasional music events which you are invited to attend as well as to explore the rocks. Mill Creek Station was originally the place where the mules were changed out to oxen to go up old Sherwin Grade to the north. Mill Creek Road was the old road going to Mammoth and north to Reno. It was later a gas station and mini-mart. We have a mineral museum and a climbing and mountaineering exhibit dedicated to Warren Harding, a legendary rock climbing pioneer and friend

Recreation is unlimited in this area. Mammoth Mountain ski area is ½ hour away. It is also a world class mountain biking destination. There are many other cycling areas in the vicinity as well as hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, fishing, kayaking and general outdoor exploration. We are at an elevation of 4,500 ft and rarely have snow in the winter. We can provide a long list of climbs, hiking trails, and other adventure sports and scenic exploration.  In Bishop the Paiute Casino is 6 miles to the south. Laws Historic Railroad and Mining Museum is 14 miles away. It is open to the public with 11 acres of interesting displays of the old western railroad buildings and artifacts including the huge 20 Mule Team Borax wagons. It is a great place to picnic. We are close to western Nevada’s historic mining towns like Goldfield, Tonopah and Gold Point. Death Valley is 2 ½ hours away. Las Vegas is 5 hours and the eastern entrance to Yosemite is 1 hour to the north by Mono Lake. Enjoy your visit!

Roger and Mary Lou

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 65ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Mary Lou a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mill Creek Station HWY 395 Bishop in California.

Mountainous

Places to see near Mary Lou L.’s Land

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Hipcamper Jason

What rving is about! meeting great

Jason L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 11th, 2021

Great people, great stories and collection. They are fun and super nice.

Hipcamper Kelly

Perfect, easy spot, amazing hosts

Kelly G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 24th, 2021

This is a phenomenonal spot, easy to get to and more than worth it. Roger and Mary Lou's property is a reflection of their lives, with gems and photos and artifacts that easily convey the bold, loving, and rare spirits that they very much are. They are extraordinarily generous with their time, and we are so grateful for it. This is a rare gem, and we will be back each and every time through. Their property is a destination all its own. I should also note that the bathroom is next to the RV spaces and it is very clean.

Hipcamper Mary Lou
Response from Mary Lou, the Host, on August 29th, 2021

It was a pleasure to have Kelly and Mark here and to find out about their lives. Wonderful guests.

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Hipcamper Mary Lou
Mary Lou L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 16th, 2021

We enjoyed our overnight stay on our way to go mountain biking at Mammoth Mountain. The backyard was interesting to explore in the morning before we left. We will stay there again in the future.

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Hipcamper Debbie

Unique stopover on hwy. 395 bishop

Debbie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 12th, 2021

We pulled our camper in around 5pm and were greeted by the host Mary Lou. She told us we could use the fire pit in their backyard “quarry” which we gladly took her up on. It was fun to visit Mill Creek Station as we had passed by it many times before on our way to Mammoth. We’re heading to Reno so this was a good mid-point stopover from Orange County. My 12-year old really enjoyed the gem museum and exploring the rocks in the quarry. Overall very convenient and far more interesting than a KOA or county campground!

The unique quarry backyard has a hanging fire pit which we were invited to use.Roger and Mary Lou have an amazing collection of gems and minerals which you can check out.
Hipcamper Mary Lou

Nice site, great people

Mary Lou L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 10th, 2021

Mary Lou and Roger are incredibly knowledgeable about the area and fascinating people to talk to. The site was comfortable with a lovely view of the Sierras. It’s easy access off 395 and definitely good for larger motor homes. Close to great hiking, climbing and mountain biking. Perfect stop between Death Valley and Yosemite.

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Property
Mary Lou L.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
3 Sites