Welcome to Bridgeport Reservoir Marina and Campground. Classic camping and fishing with excellent views of the mountains and lake We have developed tent and campervan sites right on the water. Lies within the Toiyabe National Forest area and near two distinct hot springs. The lake is great for fishing in the spring through fall. In proximity to great river and stream fishing
Welcome to Bridgeport Reservoir Marina and Campground. Classic camping and fishing with excellent views of the mountains and lake We have developed tent and campervan sites right on the water. Lies within the Toiyabe National Forest area and near two distinct hot springs. The lake is great for fishing in the spring through fall. In proximity to great river and stream fishing as well. 30 minutes or 31 miles to Tioga pass into Yosemite National Park. Plenty of mountain biking and 4x4 trails access. Bodie Ghost Town is very close as well.
Some things to be aware of are that this is high desert climate, with little to moderate tree coverage. Imagine it is much like Joshua Tree National Park or Alabama Hills camping area. The elevation is 6,400 feet (1,950 meters). There are many harmless flying insects flying around here. They are called Chironomidae, and the fish love to eat them.
A message about cancellation policy: It is firm. If you cancel outside of 7 days leading up to your reservation, then full refund is made. Inside of 7 days is extremely difficult to rebook your site to someone else, and therefor no refund will be made. We understand that life happens; sickness, car trouble, life events. But we will not refund so close to your reservation date. By making a booking request, we are to understand that you have considered and accepted this policy. Thank you for understanding that although we are here to provide you with something fun that is part of your experience, that this is also a small seasonal business that supports real people.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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My boyfriend and I came for Memorial Day Weekend. Chase was a very helpful host. He would drive around and deliver firewood/ check if you were okay. His dog is an excellent co-host and Extremely friendly.
As for the site itself, we stayed in the tent closest to the water. The site had a parking spot, fire pit, picnic bench and a bottom ledge to set up one's tent. We really enjoyed it and it was a close 30 minutes to Yosemite Park (120 hwy).
There is a mini store for last-minute necessities, there are hot showers (it says you have to pay 2 dollars on signs). The facilities were clean. Boat rentals available. Most importantly very beautiful and safe. there is also a town with a quick 5-minute drive away with restaurants, stores, and friendly people.
OVERALL: Would come back and we 100% recommend!
**There were ant holes in the dirt (bottom ledge) but they didn't bother us.
**The dirt hill to go up and down from the car to tent (extremely small) had a lot of prickly bushes.
Great view, not clean, no wifi
The site itself is BEAUTIFUL. Being able to camp next to the Bridgeport Reservoir, stargaze, and put a campfire on was an amazing experience. HOWEVER, unlike the app says the showers/bathrooms were NOT CLEAN and not being monitored for sanitation per COVID-19 guidelines as this app suggests. In addition, if you are someone like myself, who occasionally needs to get internet access to work/ do homework and books locations accordingly to advertised WiFi, the WiFi is false advertisement. We tried reaching out to our host regarding the WiFi and never heard back.
So the views from the waterfront sites are awesome. But if there’s other campers there, you’re right on top of each other. You can hear every conversation, laugh, snore, other animal noises you don’t want to hear. It’s definitely not secluded whatsoever, and pretty close to the road so all the trucks going by are pretty loud. Stars were amazing around 2 am. It is close to some really cute little towns (Bridgeport, Bodie, and Lee Vining), an hour from Mammoth Lakes, and 45 min to the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite. Mono lake is also very close. The site itself was clean and fairly level, and Chase was pretty laid back. Everything was good except the closeness to other sites.
The scenery was really good but there lot of rodents at our site. You could hear the squeky noises during the night and see the holes they were making while were setting up the camp fire.
Lots of flies/mosquitos around. Not much care has been taken about them.
The restrooms are horribly small. You can only sit in the restrooms, no place to stand atall.
It was relaxing to camp right by the water with views of the mountains. The stars at night were also very beautiful. It's a well-developed campground and even wifi is available. You'll have fellow camping neighbors either in RVs or tents right next to you. It's not the most private, but a campground with showers and flushable toilets will attract many potential guests. It's not a bad deal at all. I recommend messaging the owner first about site availability. He hooked me up with a really nice, grassy spot for my tent.
Really well kept campsite with great amenities. The campground has everything you need for a great trip. Each campsite is fairly small and all are lined up next to one another (see map on their website) so don’t expect huge amount ya of privacy, but Chase helped us out and helped my friends and I book two sites next to one another so we could all camp together, thanks Chase! Showers ($2 per) are hot and the bathrooms are clean, there is also a great communal sitting/cooking area as well as fire pits in each camp (the fire pits also have grates for cooking).
The store on the campground also sells firewood, @ 5 pieces for $5. The firewood we got was really nice and dry so it burned well. The wind also picked up a little in the evening, although not too bad and it died down again after sunset. There were also a lot of little flying bugs which were a bit annoying, but as they weren’t the biting kind we weren’t too bothered.
Overall, very much recommend this campground if you are after a relaxing time at a spot with all the amenities you need, thanks again Chase!
Friendly spot with beautiful views
Chase and staff were awesome hosts! These are fine friendly folks with a gorgeous view of the lake, boat rentals, and a small store with ice and firewood. While we didn't use it, the communal kitchen and firepit area was adorable and right on the water.
The space was ample enough for us to park our trailer, and two vehicles. Even though they are close together, privacy was not an issue. I recommend getting a space on the water for sunset views and the feeling of expansiveness.
Be aware there were bugs when we stayed in early July, some mosquitos but mostly pesky gnats that surrounded our cars and hang out in the showers. They were manageable with some bug incense and the occasional swatting. Showers were hot and clean, dump station was easy and potable water is available.
Fun lake stay just beware of bugs:p
Pros is that its right on the water, has a nice sunset view,a couple trees nearby to be able to provide some shade, late checkout, feels safe, car can be right next to site, and has a campstore to buy random things you may have forgot plus firewood. Cons is that there are swarms of flying bugs at the campsite! They were so annoying flying into your face and wherever they can reach. I normally dont complain of bugs since i know its a camping thing but these things were redicilous, i thought they were mosquitos at first but luckily they are not, i forgot what theyre called. It almost made the trip uncomfortable but after a few drinks i got over it. Also they kind of go away with a fire. I recommend bringing a mosquito zapper if you got one. Im pretty sure these bugs are a summer thing but just beware of this, otherwise everything else was fine.