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Musick Creek Falls

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Sacramento, CA
Musick Creek Falls is 40 acres that lies just south of Shaver Lake. At an elevation of, 5400ft. The land is regenerating in a green and lush state following the Creek Fire of four years ago, exhibiting novel and intriguing wildflowers such as Sierra Manzanita, sweet peas, and cedars. The terrain is natural, beautiful, and rugged. This property boasts three exquisite cascading waterfalls, hiking trails, 4x4 roads, hunting, rock climbing, and stargazing opportunities. We are just 8 minutes from the town of Shaver Lake, Sierra National Forest, campgrounds, boating, fishing, and about 20 minutes from China Peak Ski Resort. The road into the property, although being maintained by us and the community, can be a challenge for vehicles very low to the ground. There is water, and trash on site, but no bathrooms or outhouse currently. one is in the works, and should be completed this spring There are 4x4 roads starting on the property going into vast wilderness. We stay on site part of the year, but the campsites are far enough for privacy , or hospitality , and you are welcome to explore the entire 40 acres. There is an amazing sunset every night, and just the sounds and smells of nature. The weather is very mild most of the year, where a sweat shirt is perfect most nights and not to hot in the day We have kayaks available for use free of charge. Musick Creek Falls offers an affordable option whereas campgrounds and cabins in the area are often booked up and very expensive. Most cell phones have good reception throughout the property. We also have spare tents and camping gear, blankets etc. if you forget something. If using off road vehicles, please stay on Old Railroad Grade Bed Rd until you enter in national forest. Please be advised Winter months December through February there will be no host on site and access will be limited as weather permits.
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Mill Creek Station HWY 395 Bishop

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Bishop, CA
Mill Creek Station was originally the place where the mules werechanged out to oxen to go up old Sherwin Grade to the north. MillCreek Road was the old road going to Mammoth and north toReno. It was later a gas station and mini-mart.Learn more about this land: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.聽 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 friendRecreation is unlimited in this area. Mammoth Mountain ski area is 陆 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.聽 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鈥檚 historic mining towns like Goldfield, Tonopah and Gold Point. Death Valley is 2 陆 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
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Lakeview Ranch

6 sites 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Mammoth Lakes, CA
Lakeview Ranch is it's own little piece of paradise and we are grateful to be stewards of it.聽We are So. Cal natives and since we are semi-retired get to now call this area home.聽Dan was an LA Co. Fireman and Kara an聽RN. We are avid campers ourselves with our 3 grown children聽and friends.聽We know how important it is to get聽outside and soak in the beauty.聽We love to share our space so that you too can enjoy the incredible outdoor beauty here.We have tent spots on our grass or open lot and RV/Vehicle聽 spots on pavement or our lot.聽We have hose water available along with a porta potty in a tent for your use, (Note: this is not a large outhouse)(probably not available in winter).Our hope is you will find this a wonderful place to stay during your trip.聽聽Thank you,聽Dan and Kara
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$199
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Kindovez Kamp

2 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 Bishop, CA
Learn more about this land:Native lands with fire pit and tent camping near by fishing swimming and gaming. Enjoy a camp spot not too far from town. Wildlife watching and bait gathering. Access to water and electricity.
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$50
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Booked 3 times

Lakeshore Resort

30 sites 路 Lodging, RVsShaver Lake, CA
Lakeshore Resort offers a peaceful retreat where the timeless beauty of Sierra National Forest comes alive. Lakeshore Resort is excited to announce that all of our cabins are undergoing a complete renovation, so you can experience the ultimate comfort during your stay. We have already completed the renovation of three original rustic units, each one offering a cozy and inviting atmosphere that perfectly blends modern amenities with traditional mountain charm. In addition, we are proud to offer three brand new log cabins that are available for booking. With all of these options available, you鈥檙e sure to find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs and make your stay with us unforgettable. Our cabins have recently undergone complete renovations. Limited cabins available for booking! Our resort鈥檚 ideal location offers endless year-round activities for visitors to enjoy. Come with your loved ones and enjoy skiing, snow play, or plan a romantic weekend escape to this charming destination. Each cabin offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere. -Pets Policy At Lakeshore Resort, we strive to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for all of our guests. As much as we love our furry friends, we do not allow pets to stay in our cabins. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us maintain a clean and enjoyable atmosphere. If you have any questions or concerns, please don鈥檛 hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. Our rates start at $244.95 from Sunday to Thursday and $294.95 on Fridays and Saturdays, with no minimum stay required for our A Cabins. Consider Lakeshore Resort as your next destination for a relaxing and fun-filled vacation with your loved ones.
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Willow Springs Resort

28 sites 路 Lodging, RVs10 acres 路 Bridgeport, CA
Welcome to Willow Springs Resort Please come stay with us when you are visiting the beautiful Eastern Sierras. For Your Convenience, an Online Booking System is Now Available! www.willowspringsresort.com Willow Springs Resort is located five miles south of Bridgeport, California, in the heart of the Eastern Sierra premiere outdoor recreational region. Although you鈥檙e sure to unplug with all there is to do around here, our guests have access to some of the best Wi-Fi in the area. The facility is a small 50鈥檚 era motel and RV park with all the amenities one normally expects. We are a pet-friendly facility. We love pets and welcome them in our RV park but not in our motel rooms (with the exception of service animals). Willow Springs Resort was built 70 years ago and is still owned and operated by the same family. That family prides itself on operating a peaceful, beautiful, and clean vacation destination. The fish at the left was caught in Virginia Creek, which is just across the highway from Willow Springs! There are a host of activities to enjoy in the "big backyard" of this Sierra Nevada paradise. Whether you enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, swimming, or 4-wheeling, or want to take a photo class or tour of Bodie Ghost Town, the area offers it all. If you prefer to read a book or catch a falling star, meet new people, and share stories at the campfire, Willow Springs Resort is here to welcome you!
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The best camping near Crowley Lake guide

Overview

About

Lake Crowley is best known for its rock formations, the Crowley Lake Stone Columns. After the reservoir was completed strange objects began appearing on the lakes shores. As the softer rock surrounding the columns eroded away what was left is truly a sight to see. Just outside of both the Inyo and Sierra National Forests, you can see these 20-foot marvels.

When to go

The prime time to visit Crowley Lake is during the warmer months, from late spring to early fall, when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. Winter can be harsh, with road closures and snow, making access challenging.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest road conditions and weather forecasts before your trip to ensure safe travel.
  • Be aware of wildlife in the area; store food securely and maintain a safe distance from animals.
  • Bring appropriate gear for changing weather conditions, as temperatures can drop unexpectedly.
  • Respect the natural environment by following Leave No Trace principles, including proper disposal of waste.
  • Accessibility may vary across different areas of the park, so plan accordingly if you have specific needs.

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