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CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
PV PIT CAMPGROUND (Winter Campground)
PV Pit cost $2.00 per night
PLEASANT VALLEY RESERVOIR
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Peace Sign on the Hill
Peace Sign on the hill

You can tell the hippies have been here.
All the roads and campsites lined with rocks
and a big peace sign in the middle. There is
a lot of rock climbers who also stay here...
and OHV's...

PV Pit Campground
PV Pit Campground

PV Pit Campground
PV Pit Campground

PV Pit Campground
PV Pit Campground

Primitive Firering
Primitive Firerings

BLM Public Lands
Camping Limit 28 Days
Vaulted Toilet
Primitive Firerings
Only saw one Picnic Table
Donations Requested

PV Pit Campground
Closed for the Season

PV Pit Campground Road
PV Pit Road

PLEASANT VALLEY CAMPGROUND
(Inyo County Campground)
$10 per night / Free Day Use
On the Lower Owens River
Picnic Tables
Vaulted Toilets
Garbage Service
Drinking Water

Owens River
Owens River

Owens River
Owens River

Owens River
Owens River

Owens River
Owens River

Chalk Bluff Road follows along side of
Owens River. No camping allowed...

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop, CA
Take Hwy.395 North about 7 miles
Turn right on Pleasant Valley Dam Road
About 3/4 mile turn left on dirt road
The Pit is about 1/4 mile up the hill

Chalk Bluff Road
Chalk Bluff Road

Chalk Bluff Road
Chalk Bluff Road

PV Pit Campground
Looking towards Buttermilk Country

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS:
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
These are campgrounds that charge a fee
See:
Inyo National Forest Information

Mono Lake South Tufa
Mono Lake South Tufa

Mono Lake South Tufa
Mono Lake South Tufa

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Sierra Nevada Mountains

Owens Valley
Owens Valley Viewpoint on Hwy.395
(Looking south towards Bishop)

Road 4S43
Road 4S43 (About 15 miles north)

BEAR FACTS
Sierra Nevada Mountains is bear country
and proper precautions must be taken.
Check with a Forest Ranger for details.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS
Rattlesnakes are common sights.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
You need a CALIFORNIA FIRE PERMIT.
Fire permits available for free at the Ranger Station
Shovel and water required when dispersed camping.

DIRECTIONS:
From Bishop take Hwy.395 north
About 7 miles turn east on Pleasant Valley Rd.
About a mile turn left on dirt road up the hill
RV Pit is about 1/4 mile

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Pleasant Valley Road is a paved surface.
The road to PV Pit is rough dirt surface

Drinking water at Pleasant Valley Campground
(Hand pump near entrance)

Showers at Reds Meadow Campground.
Showers located in Big Pine.
Buy token at the Mobil Gas Station.
Cost $3.50 for 10 minutes.

Mural in Bishop
Mural located in Bishop, CA

Wireless Internet connections at several
locations in Bishop or Mommoth.

Best Grocery Store in Bishop, CA
is Manor Market on Hwy.168 west
of town. (At the Shell Gas Station)
Much cheaper and fresher produce
than the major food chains...

Also see: ALABAMA HILLS
Also see: BAKER CREEK
Also see:
BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR
Also see:
BRECKENRIDGE
Also see:
BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST
Also see:
BUTTERMILK COUNTRY
Also see:
CHIMNEY PEAK
Also see:
COTTONWOOD CANYON
Also see:
CROWLEY LAKE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / SALINE
Also see:
DEATH VALLEY / WILDROSE
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
KIRCH FLAT CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LAKE ISABELLA
Also see:
MONO HOT SPRINGS
Also see:
PINE CREEK ROAD
Also see:
SEQUOIA NF / HWY 190
Also see:
SHERMAN PASS ROAD
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL
Also see:
WALKER PASS

This is a scenic area with crazy landscapes.
From the Mono Lake Basin... Yosemite
National Park, Death Valley National Park,
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, ect... from
Mount Whitney at 14,495' (The highest
mountain in the lower 48 states), to Badwater
Basin, the lowest point at 282' below sea level.
There are extremes everywhere.

MORE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park

Ellery Lake
Ellery Lake / Hwy.120 - Elevation 9538'

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Arch Off Whitney Portal Road
Alabama Hills Recreation Area

ARCHES OF ALABAMA HILLS
There are hundreds of natural arches and
windows throughout the Alabama Hills.
Located west from Lone Pine, CA

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Free campgrounds and camping
CALIFORNIA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
INYO NATIONAL FOREST
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
PLEASANT VALLEY RESERVOIR
PV PIT