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CAMPGROUND NAME: 4 Jeffrey

VISIT DATE: 06/26/2003

UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bishop

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Bishop, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 168,
take Rt. 168 west 15.3 miles to South Lake Recreation sign.  Turn
left and go 1 mile to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 8,100 ft.

The campground has four unnamed loops on a hillside above South
Fork of Bishop Creek.  Although some camp sites are along the
creek's edge, tucked in among Quaking aspen, most are on
sagebrush covered slopes with unobstructed views of distant Muir
Wilderness mountain peaks.  The campground has numerous good size
parking aprons but some require some dexterity to properly level. 
The campground got its name from the towering Jeffrey pines at
entrance.  Firewood is available for a fee.  The nearby Cardinal
Village Resort offers a variety of services from limited
groceries and fishing supplies to internet access, a cafe serving
breakfast and lunch, and much more.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. 
"Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will
result in a fine of at least $150."

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 23 through October 31

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $23 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 7
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 98
   
   Total Sites: 106

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 105
No. Grilles on Sites: 106
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt.

FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 26
  No. Threaded: 26

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Aerie Crag RV Campground VISIT DATE: 07/10/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: June Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From June Lake, CA, take State Rt. 158 west 5.9 miles to RV Campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,200 ft. Stretching along a ridge above Rush Creek, this former picnic area, offers RV-only camping on a flat, sagebrush covered plain. The camp sites are either wide back-ins or parallel style. No tents are permitted. See fee board for interpretive programs. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through October 31. Check with Ranger District Office for actual opening date. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $13 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 3 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 15 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 7 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The back-in parking aprons are 32' X 19'; the parallel are 44' long. All aprons are about same size. RV waste stations are available at (1) the Mobil gas station, for a fee, located at intersection of US 395 and State Rt. 120 in June Lake; and (2) Fern Creek Lodge, no fee, south of campground on State Rt. 158. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Agnew Meadows VISIT DATE: 07/09/2003 UPDATE DATE: 4/6/2012 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 (Main St.), Minaret Rd and Lake Mary Rd, take Rt. 203 west about 6 miles to the Minaret Vista entrance booth where a fee is paid. Continue through the booth on Rt. 203 for another 2.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. NOTE: After the Vista booth, State Rt. 203 narrows to a wide single-lane with turnouts and steep and curvy stretches for the 2.3 miles to campground sign. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,400 ft. The campground has one loop and two spurs. One spur (camp sites 8 through 10) is for campers with livestock. The other spur (camp sites 2 through 6) is for tent campers only. A pleasant combination of fir, Lodgepole pine, willow middlestory, and wildflowers along with magnificent views of Ansel Adams Wilderness, give this campground lots of character. Bear-proof food containers are provided at most camp sites. Day trips (hiking/walks) are available to Devils Postpile National Monument and Ansel Adams Willderness. Limited groceries, a cook's night out, camping supplies, horseback riding, and other activities are available at nearby Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 16. NOTE: Opening of campground dependent upon cleanup efforts; contact ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day NOTE: In addition to above fee, a one-time "transportation" fee of $7 per adult, $4 per child (3 to 15 years old), or $20 maximum per vehicle, is charged for entry to campground. The fee also entitles campers to ride the shuttle at no charge while staying at campground. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and soft. The interior road is narrow and the parking aprons are irregular in shape. RVs exceeding total length of 40 feet are not recommended. Also, low overhanging branches may be a problem for RVs with a high profile. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground (Forest Service) in Mammoth Lakes, CA FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: For a fee, hot showers are at Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Pacific Crest Trail (foot & horse) - 2,600 miles High Trail, Meadow Lake Trail, and River Trail are foot and horse and access the Ansel Adams Wilderness and its network of trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Bend VISIT DATE: 07/07/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lee Vining RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lee Vining, CA, take US Rt. 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west and go 3.5 miles to Poole Power Plant Rd sign. Turn left after sign and then immediately right. Go 2.5 miles up the valley to campground on left. NOTE: Last 0.6 miles is on a single-lane gravel road with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground meanders beside Lee Vining Creek through thick, lush stand of conifers, including Ponderosa pine and White fir, Aspen and cottonwoods. This is a quiet, attractive campground far from the hustle and bustle of crowds. There is little middlestory in campground to provide privacy. Bear-proof food containers are available. Tioga Pass Resort has limited groceries, fishing supplies and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day trips should be considered to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 31. Check with Ranger District Office for actual opening date. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee at the Mobil gas station located at intersection of US 395 and State Rt. 120. A second RV waste station can be found in Yosemite National Park; expect to pay a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Meadow VISIT DATE: 07/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 4.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. The campground stretches along Rock Creek with most sites adjacent to the creek. Wild roses and Iris add color while mature Lodgepole pines provide shade. The grass understory and closely spaced camp sites provide only fair privacy. This is a surprisingly tranquil campground that fills up early. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The parking aprons all run about the same size. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Pine Creek VISIT DATE: 06/25/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Pine RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Pine, CA, at intersection of US 395 and Crocker St., take Crocker St. west 10.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground. NOTE: Elevation gain to campground is 3,800 feet. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. This scenic campground is a loop with a small spur next to Big Pine Creek. The spur, camp sites 16 through 18, is not recommended for RVs. The campground is at the top of Big Pine Canyon with views of Kid Mountain and other surrounding peaks in the John Muir Wilderness. Wildflowers and flowering Locust add lots of color. Jeffrey pine and many deciduous trees provide lots of shade. Palisades Glacier (southern most glacier in the US) can be seen from campground. At the edge of John Muir Wilderness, campground is a good base camp for exploring the area and Lon Chaney's cabin. Firewood is available for a fee. The nearby Glacier Lodge offers limited supplies and small cafe menu for a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and most are same size. The interior road is narrow. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 8 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Big Pine Creek Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles provides access to John Muir Wilderness trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Springs VISIT DATE: 07/11/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA take State Rt. 203 east 1 mile to US Rt. 395. Bear left onto Rt. 395 (north) to Lee Vining and go 7.3 miles to Owens River Rd sign. Turn right at sign and go 2.1 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Campground sign not displayed at left turn into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,300 ft. The campground, located along Owens River, is a good place for RVs and group camping. The river is not visible from any of the camp sites. Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines are the dominant trees. Pack it in, pack it out. Day trips to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area should be considered. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 24 through November 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Group Tent Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and may be soft in places. Parking aprons are irregular in shape, but most will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - None FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bishop Park VISIT DATE: 06/27/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bishop RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bishop, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 168, take Rt. 168 west 16.5 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Campground is across the street from Bishop Park Group campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. The campground stretches along the North Fork of Bishop Creek among Jeffrey and Lodgepole pines, some Aspen and cottonwoods. The tent sites back up on the creek allowing anglers to fish from the comfort of their camp site. The combined camp sites have limited shade and a more desert feel with nice views of surrounding mountain peaks. Bear box food containers are found throughout campground. Firewood is available for a fee. The nearby Cardinal Village Resort offers a variety of services from limited groceries and fishing supplies to internet access, a cafe serving breakfast and lunch, and much more. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Group Tent Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Camp sites 1 through 3 are on a spur with no turnaround; travel trailers not recommended. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bitterbrush UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bishop RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bishop, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 168, take Rt. 168 west 14.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,350-ft. NOTE: This campground came on line after the author's visit to the Inyo National Forest. All information is provided by the White Mountain Ranger District Office. The campground is one large loop through a stand of Jeffrey and Pinion pines and sagebrush. Near enough to Bishop Creek so that the water can be heard in some campsites, the Creek's riparian border has been preserved and offers a pleasant alternative to the campground's sunny open feel. The campground tends to be less populated with campers and so has a tranquil atmosphere its campers enjoy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Bear-proof food storage boxes are provided at campsites. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 24' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. A dump station with no potable water, is available at 4 Jeffrey campground, one mile west off State Rt. 168. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Coldwater VISIT DATE: 07/02/2003 UPDATE DATE: 4/6/2012 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of Main St, (State Rt. 203), Minaret Rd, and Lake Mary Rd, take Lake Mary Rd 3.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. This rock-strewn campground has four loops stretching up either Coldwater or Mammoth Creeks. Most camp sites are next to a creek. All have limited shade from Lodgepole pine, but the uppermost loop is much shadier than the other loops. With only large rocks for ground cover, privacy between camp sites is fair. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 16. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 75 Total Sites: 76 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 76 No. Grilles on Sites: 76 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. A Forest Service RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground, east end of Mammoth Lakes. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 21 No. Threaded: 7 Comments: The toilets are heated WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Lake Mary is nearby. HIKING Duck Pass Trail (foot) - 5 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Convict Lake VISIT DATE: 07/03/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/6/2014 STATE: California UPDATE DATE: 4/6/2012 REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lake, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) 4.5 miles to Convict Lake sign. Turn right after sign and go 2.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground stretches 0.8 miles along Convict Creek at the north end of Convict Lake. There are towering moraines on three sides of the campground and the shear barren faces of Mt. Morrison and Laurel Mountain on the fourth. Sagebrush fill the open spaces while Aspen and cottonwood line the creek. Some camp sites enjoy privacy provided by River willow and hedges of wild roses. Although only a few camp sites have a view of the lake, views from every site are vistas of the John Muir Wilderness and mountains. Bear-proof food containers are available at 50% of campsites. Firewood is available for a fee. Convict Lake Resort is within walking distance of the campground. There, one can find a wide range of amenities and activities including camping supplies, trail rides, a variety of boat rentals, and a wonderful 4-star restaurant (casual dress is acceptable). This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 4 through October 31 NOTE: Opening may be delayed due to construction; contract ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 85 Total Sites: 85 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 85 No. Grilles on Sites: 85 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Suggest filling up water tanks in RVs at entrance to campground. The pull-throughs are all short. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: Hot showers are available for a fee at Convict Lake Resort. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Convict Lake is 167 acres. Power boats limited to 6hp motors HIKING Lake Trail (foot) - 3.5 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cottonwood Lakes/Golden Trout VISIT DATE: 06/21/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lone Pine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Lone Pine, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Whitney Portal Rd, take Whitney Portal Rd west and go 3.2 miles to Tuttle Creek campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Horseshoe Meadow Road and go 20.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. NOTE: The west side of Death Valley National Park is 53 miles from campground. The campground, surrounded by John Muir and Golden Trout Wildernesses, has all walk-in tent sites scattered around a stand of mature Lodgepole pine. Picnic tables and fire rings (with grilles) are communal with camp sites clustered around them. Communal bear-proof food containers are provided. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through October 10 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 1 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 18 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 6 No. Grilles on Sites: 6 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Showers available at Kirk's Barber Shop in Lone Pine, CA - expect to pay a fee. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cottonwood Pass (foot & horse) - 2 miles provides access to Pacific Crest Trail and a network of trails in the Golden Trout Wilderness and Kern Plateau Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass Trail (foot & horse) - 5 miles provides access to network of trails in Golden Trout and John Muir Wildernesses and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks FISHING - No Fishing Cottonwood Creek for Golden trout is nearby

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cottonwood Pass VISIT DATE: 06/21/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lone Pine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Lone Pine, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Whitney Portal Rd, take Whitney Portal Rd west and go 3.2 miles to Tuttle Creek campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Horseshoe Meadow Road and go 20 miles to New Army Pass sign. Turn right after sign and go 0.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,000 ft. NOTE: The west side of Death Valley National Park is 53 miles from campground. The campground, surrounded by John Muir and Golden Trout Wildernesses, has all walk-in tent sites scattered around a stand of mature Lodgepole pine. Picnic tables and fire rings (with grilles) are communal with camp sites clustered around them. Communal bear-proof food containers are provided. The camp sites are scattered among mature Lodgepole pine and other conifers, which provide limited shade. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through October 10 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 1 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 3 No. Grilles on Sites: 3 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Showers available at Kirk's Barber Shop in Lone Pine, CA - expect to pay a fee. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cottonwood Pass (foot & horse) - 2 miles provides access to Pacific Crest Trail and a network of trails in the Golden Trout Wilderness and Kern Plateau Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass Trail (foot & horse) - 5 miles provides access to network of trails in Golden Trout and John Muir Wildernesses and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks FISHING - No Fishing Cottonwood Creek for Golden trout is nearby

CAMPGROUND NAME: Deadman VISIT DATE: 07/11/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA take State Rt. 203 east 1 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear left onto Rt. 395 (north) to Lee Vining and go 8.1 miles to Deadman Creek Rd sign. Turn left onto dirt and gravel road and go 1.2 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Deadman Rd and go 1.6 miles to "upper" section on left and 1.8 miles to "lower" section on left. NOTE: At time of visit there were no campground signs at either section. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. The campground, comprised of two sections 0.2 miles apart, is pack it in, pack it out and is in a stand of Lodgepole and Jeffrey pines. Deadman Creek separates the two sections. Only tents are recommended for the upper section. However, slide-ins and pop-up tent campers could be accommodated. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are a network of OHV trails in the area - obtain information from the Ranger District Office. FISHING Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: East Fork VISIT DATE: 07/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 6 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground has four unnamed loops stretching along Rock Creek - some camp sites are adjacent to the creek. The camp sites are either tucked in among Aspen and have great privacy but no shade or are nestled in among mature Lodgepole pine with tons of shade and no privacy. A number of parking aprons have an irregular surface mainly because of holes dug by a camper to level their RV. Rock Creek slows next to campground providing some quiet places. Firewood provided for a fee. Bear-proof food containers available at some camp sites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 22 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 107 Total Sites: 129 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 129 No. Grilles on Sites: 129 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are loose gravel and sand. Fill up with potable water near site #56. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 33 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: The bathrooms are heated. WATER SPORTS - None Wading is possible in Rock Creek. HIKING Rock Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 8 miles Access to John Muir Wilderness and network of trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ellery Lake VISIT DATE: 07/06/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lee Vining RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lee Vining, CA, take US Rt. 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west and go 9.8 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Road sign on State Rt. 120 states: "Steep grade, difficult for trailers." GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,500 ft. The campground is comprised of a small loop near Ellery Lake. Every camp site has a view of surrounding peaks but not the lake. Access to lake is behind camp site #14, over a hill. Willow shrubs provide a haven for mosquitoes and some privacy for camp sites. Walk-in tent sites are located along a creek. Day trips are possible to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. Bear-proof food containers are located throughout campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 26' Comments: All parking aprons are pretty much the same size. An RV waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee at the Mobil gas station located at intersection of US 395 and State Rt. 120. A second RV waste station can be found in Yosemite National Park; expect to pay a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Golden, Brown, and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Equestrian VISIT DATE: 06/21/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lone Pine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Lone Pine, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Whitney Portal Rd, take Whitney Portal Rd west and go 3.2 miles to Tuttle Creek campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Horseshoe Meadow Road and go 20 miles to "New Army Pass" sign. Turn right after sign and go 0.4 miles to Equestrian facilities sign. Turn left after sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,000 ft. NOTE: The west side of Death Valley National Park is 54 miles from campground. The campground, a.k.a. Horseshoe Meadow campground, is a single loop adjacent to the New Army Pass Trailhead. The camp sites are scattered among mature pines. Surrounded by the Golden Trout Wilderness, this is a sweet little horse camp. Each camp site has a corral (2 horses maximum) and hitching rail. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through October 10 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 1 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved. All parking aprons are about same size - 10' X 50'. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: Showers are available for a fee at Kirk's Barber Shop in Lone Pine, CA. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cottonwood Pass (foot & horse) - 2 miles provides access to Pacific Crest Trail and a network of trails in the Golden Trout Wilderness and Kern Plateau Cottonwood Lakes/New Army Pass Trail (foot & horse) - 5 miles provides access to network of trails in Golden Trout and John Muir Wildernesses and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks FISHING - No Fishing Cottonwood Creek for Golden trout is nearby

CAMPGROUND NAME: French Camp VISIT DATE: 07/03/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 0.4 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,100 ft. The campground is one large loop. One side winds through a stand of Pinyon pines and the other side, paralleling Rock Creek, has Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine, Aspen and Pinyon pine. Easy off and on US Rt. 395, makes this a nice transient campground. Nearby Tom's Place has limited supplies and a cafe for a cook's night out. Firewood is provided for a fee. Large rocks on some camp sites may make pitching a tent a challenge. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 79 Total Sites: 84 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 84 No. Grilles on Sites: 84 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and sand. Fill RV with potable water at camp site #12. The RV waste station is directly across from campground entrance. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 17 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Glass Creek VISIT DATE: 02/18/2013 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 1 mile to US Rt. 395. Bear left onto Rt. 395 (north) to Lee Vining and go 8.4 miles to Glass Creek Rd. Turn left onto Glass Creek Rd. and go 0.3 miles to road on right. Turn right and go 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Campground sign not displayed at the left turn off Hwy 395. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 feet. NOTE: (1) Campground came on-line after the authors visit. Information provided by the Mono Lake Ranger District office. (2) The Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park is about 29 miles from campground. This pack it in/pack it out campground straddles Glass Creek with campsites on both sides. Formerly a collection of dispersed sites, the campground has retained much of its character while ensuring the environment stays healthy and robust. Jeffrey and Ponderosa pine provide campsites with lots of shade. Good for both campers in recreational vehicles and tents, it can accommodate single families and groups. This OHV-friendly campground is developing a popularity with OHV enthusiasts. Possible day trips are Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 11 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Donation Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 50 Total Sites: 50 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 50 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and irregular in shape and will accommodate any size RV. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground (Forest Service) in Mammoth Lakes, CA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Glass Creek. HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grandview VISIT DATE: 06/28/2003 UPDATE DATE: 4/6/2012 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Pine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Pine, CA, take US Rt. 395 north 0.2 miles to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest sign. Turn right at sign and go 13.2 miles to another Ancient . . . sign. Turn left after sign onto Forest Rt. 4S01 and go 5.3 miles to campground on left. NOTE: It is a long pull to campground with elevation gain of 4,500 feet on a curvy road with some steep sections. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is a "developed dispersed" with camp sites scattered and irregular in shape and placement. The camp sites circle a sagebrush flat and are tucked in among juniper and pinyon pines. Although large, these trees provide only limited shade. The campground is best known for its clear nights and is popular with amateur astronomers. Camp fire programs are offered weekends from July through Labor Day. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Donation Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 25 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular in shape; pop-up tent campers and slide-ins okay in campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Gull Lake VISIT DATE: 07/10/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: June Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From June Lake, CA, take State Rt. 158 west 0.4 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground stretches out along the southern end of Gull Lake through Aspen and Lodgepole trees. Some camp sites are at the water's edge and all have some view of the lake. The thick vegetation, particularly River willow, between camp sites provide good privacy. For day trips, visit the Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 26 through November 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station is available for a fee at the Mobil gas station at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 120 and Shell gas station at intersection of State Rt. 158 and US Rt. 395. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Gull Lake is 47 acres. Power boats are limited to 10mph. HIKING - No FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hartley Springs VISIT DATE: 07/06/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 1 mile to US Rt. 395. Bear left onto Rt. 395 (north) to Lee Vining and go 11.3 miles to Hartley Springs sign. Turn left onto gravel road and go 0.9 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right onto Forest Rt. 2S48 and go 0.7 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Last 1.6 miles are rough. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,400 ft. The campground has the feel of dispersed camping along an amazingly organized maze of roadways. Many camp sites have a "circle-your- wagons" character - great family or group camping. Widely spaced among Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines and White fir with patches of grass, privacy is good at most camp sites. Because of the abundance of OHV trails, this is an excellent base camp for such enthusiasts; it can also get noisy. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular in shape. Most aprons can accommodate multiple RVs of about any size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are an abundance of OHV trails in the area. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Holiday VISIT DATE: 07/03/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 0.7 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,300 ft. This is a holiday weekend, overflow, and winter recreation campground with the feel and appearance of a developed, dispersed area. It is a series of loops meandering through a stand of Pinyon pine. Fire has burned trees up to the campground's main road and red dye slurry has stained rocks, but the campground itself is untouched by fire. Widely spaced camp sites provide good privacy. The campground is best suited for tent campers. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 as needed - primarily overflow campground RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are sand and rock and irregularly shaped. The interior road surface can be soft and erroded in places. Because of soft sand, extended and low-hanging branches, medium and large RVs are not recommended. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Intake II VISIT DATE: 05/13/2010 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bishop RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bishop, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 168, take Rt. 168 west 16.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,200-ft. NOTE: This campground came on line after the author's visit to the Inyo National Forest. All information is provided by the White Mountain Ranger District Office. The campground has two sections: Upper and Walk-in. The Walk-in section is sunny walk-in tent campsite, has its own water and flush toilet and is closest to Bishop Creek. A camper-made "beater" trail along Bishop Creek links this section to the nearbay Big Trees campground. The Upper section is a tight single loop and not recommended for large motorhomes or travel trailers. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Bear-proof food storage boxes are provided at campsites. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 25' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. A dump station, with no potable water, is available at 4 Jeffrey campground, one mile east and off Rt. 168. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Iris Meadow VISIT DATE: 07/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 4 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,400 ft. The campground is a single loop and a spur next to Rock Creek. The loop encircles a grass meadow dotted with Iris and sagebrush. The camp sites on the loop are all open and can accommodate large RVs. Camp sites on the spur are tucked into Aspen and Lodgepole pine and well shaded. These camp sites (3-8) are short and best suited for tents, slide-ins, and pop-up tent campers. The sites are well spaced and have good privacy. Firewood is provided for a fee. Bring mosquito repellent. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Junction VISIT DATE: 07/06/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lee Vining RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lee Vining, CA, take US 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west and go 10.2 miles to Saddlebag Rd sign. Turn right onto Saddlebag Rd and immediately bear left into campground. NOTE: Road sign on State Rt. 120 states: "Steep grade, difficult for trailers." GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,500 ft. The campground stretches out beside a little meadow between Lee Vining and Mine Creeks, ending in a small loop for tents only. Dana Plateau and Tioga Peak provide the views. Lodgepole pine and grass understory provide minimal privacy. Bear-proof food containers are at some camp sites. Day trips should be considered to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. Tioga Pass Resort has limited groceries, fishing supplies and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 21' Comments: The parking aprons are rock and dirt and all are about same size. No turnaround for long RVs and travel trailers. An RV waste station is available for a fee at the Mobil gas station located at intersection of US 395 and State Rt. 120. Yosemite National Park also has a waste station - expect to pay a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Bennettville Trail (foot) - 1 mile goes to the historic Bennettville townsite FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: June Lake VISIT DATE: 07/10/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: June Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In June Lake, CA, near the fire station, turn west at campground sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground is a series of overlapping loops in a stand of mature Aspen next to June Lake. Although winter weather has kept mature Aspen as short as the River willow that surround the campground, the willow provides some camp sites with privacy but little shade. The campground is located between two marinas but has no boat access to the lake. The campground is surrounded by towering peaks and is within walking distance of town. Bear- proof food containers are available as is firewood for a fee. Interpretive programs are provided; check the information board for schedule. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 21 through November 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are a mix of gravel and paved. RV waste stations are available for a fee at the Mobil station at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 120 and Shell station - intersection of State Rt. 158 and US Rt. 395. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: June Lake is 257 acres. Power boats are limited 10mph. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake George VISIT DATE: 07/02/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of Main St (State Rt. 203), Minaret Rd, and Lake Mary Rd, take Lake Mary Rd 0.3 miles to "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.5 miles to campground - passing through day-use area. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground, located in Lodgepole pine, is a single loop around a knoll above the dark blue Lake George. There is no privacy between camp sites and there are bear-proof food containers at most campsites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 9. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The parking aprons are vertical side-by-side with at least two parking aprons per camp site; some have three aprons. Average apron size for a two-apron site is 19' X 21'5". A Forest Service RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground, east end of Mammoth Lakes. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Vault in parking lot is wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake George is 30 acres. HIKING TJ/Barrett Trail (foot & horse) - 0.75 miles Crystal Lake (foot & horse) - 1.75 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Mary VISIT DATE: 07/02/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of Main St (State Rt. 203), Minaret Rd, and Lake Mary Rd, take Lake Mary Rd 4 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground on both sides of road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground has three unnamed sections on both sides of road (east and west) - two on east and one on the west. The section on the west side is adjacent to Lake Mary. Some sites have a nice view of snow-covered mountains in the John Muir Wilderness and Lake Mary. There is no privacy between camp sites. Lodgepole pine is the predominant overstory. Bear-proof food conatiners are available at every campsite. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 9. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 46 Total Sites: 48 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 48 No. Grilles on Sites: 48 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved. No RVs longer than 24' in camp sites 8 through 22. RVs can fill up with potable water at camp site 26. A Forest Service RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground, east end of Mammoth Lakes. The parking aprons are a combination of side-by-side vertical parking or parallel parking. Most verticals are 19' X 23' and parallel slots are 19' X 36'. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Mary is 106 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lone Pine VISIT DATE: 06/21/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lone Pine RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Lone Pine, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Whitney Portal Rd, take Whitney Portal Rd west and go 6.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. NOTE: The west side of Death Valley National Park is 43 miles from campground. Located between Alabama Hills and Mt. Whitney, the campground is a single loop with a spur. Although Lone Pine Creek runs along one side of campground, this campground is in the desert with sagebrush and boulders that provide minimal privacy between campsites. Some deciduous trees provide limited shade. Some camp sites have stone ovens. Some community bear-proof food containers are provided. There are some great views of Mt. Whitney and its neighboring peaks from campground. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9.5' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Lone Pine National Recreation Trail (foot) - 11 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lower Grays Meadow VISIT DATE: 06/23/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Independence RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Independence, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 (Edwards Rd) and Market St, turn west on Market St (becomes Union Valley Rd) and go 5.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground, next to Independence Creek, has two spurs. The understory is comprised of sagebrush. The overstory is mainly oak with some other deciduous types and a few conifers. Privacy between camp sites is good. A possible day trip is going to Onion Valley campground and taking one of the hikes. Another day trip is to the Manzanar National Historic Site - relocation site for Japanese Americans during World War II - about 5 miles south of Independence off US Rt. 395. It is a self-guided auto tour which will accommodate any size RV. Important history lesson for children and adults alike. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: McGee Creek VISIT DATE: 07/03/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop, CA and go 8.7 miles to McGee Creek sign. Continue straight onto McGee Creek Rd and go 1.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. This scenic campground, located between two moraines, has a spur leading to two unnamed loops. All camp sites are on a sagebrush and wild rose covered plain with magnificent views of the John Muir Wilderness. McGee Creek flows beside campground but only a few camp sites overlook the creek. The campground is a pleasant base camp for the McGee Creek Trailhead. Camp sites on the spur and first loop are largest while second/upper loop has smaller side-by-side parking slots. There is no privacy between camp sites, but each one has a ramada. The drive to campground is very scenic including view of Crowley Lake - lake is convenient to campground. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 34' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Most aprons are same size except 3 pairs which are side-by-side on 30' X 29' parking aprons. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Minaret Falls VISIT DATE: 07/09/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 (Main St.), Minaret Rd and Lake Mary Rd, take Rt. 203 west about 6 miles to the Minaret Vista entrance booth where a fee is paid. Continue through the booth on Rt. 203 for another 11.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto a single-lane dirt road and go 0.4 miles to campground. NOTE: After the Vista booth, State Rt. 203 narrows to a wide single-lane with turnouts and steep and curvy stretches for 2.3 miles, after which it widens back to two lanes. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground stretches along the Middle Fork of San Joaquin River with most camp sites overlooking the river. River willows line the river and Lodgepole pine provides shade to the campground. Remember, willows mean mosquitoes - bring repellant. Although the campground has a grass understory, most camp sites are well spaced providing good privacy. Bear-proof food containers are provided at most campsites. Day trips (hiking/walks) are available to Devils Postpile National Monument and Ansel Adams Wilderness. Limited groceries, a cook's night out, camping supplies, horseback riding, and other activities are available at nearby Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort. Bear-proof food containers are available at every campsite. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 23 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day NOTE: In addition to above fee, a one-time "transportation" fee of $7 per adult, $4 per child (3 to 15 years old), or $20 maximum per vehicle, is charged for entry to campground. The fee also entitles campers to ride the shuttle at no charge while staying at campground. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are sandy, dirt and soft and are irregular in shape; should accommodate most any size RV. There is no turnaround for camp sites 19 through 22. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No There are "beater" trails along the river. FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mosquito Flat Trailhead VISIT DATE: 07/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 10.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,200 ft. The campground is located at the Rock Creek Trailhead and is for tent camping only - all walk-in camp sites. The sites are along the east bank of the snowmelt-fed Rock Creek, tucked in among Lodgepole pines and boulders. The campground is well named - bring repellant. Bear-proof food containers are located at the parking lot. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through November 3. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 1 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 7 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Rock Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 8 miles Access to John Muir Wilderness and network of trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: New Shady Rest VISIT DATE: 07/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 Sawmill Cutoff, take Sawmill Cutoff north 0.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground is two large loops through a stand of Jeffrey pines between the Mammoth Visitor Center, the town of Mammoth Lakes and the campgrounds of Pine Glen and Old Shady Rest. The paved interior road and less dense tree growth makes campground easier for RVs to maneuver than the nearby Pine Glen and Old Shady Rest campgrounds. Beyond the campground is Shady Rest Town Park with ball fields and a skateboard park. It is an easy walk into the town of Mammoth Lakes from campground. Campfire and interpretive programs are offered; check fee board for times and places. Possible day trips are Yosemite National Park, Mono Basin, town of Mammoth Lakes (for shopping and restaurants), and Devils Postpile National Monument. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 25 through October 28. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 92 Total Sites: 93 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 92 No. Grilles on Sites: 92 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 19 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Paved walk - links campground with Mammoth Lakes and Shady Rest Town Park (foot, bicycle, roller blades) - 5 miles and growing. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Lake VISIT DATE: 06/27/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bishop RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bishop, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 168, take Rt. 168 west 18.5 miles to North Lake sign. Turn right after sign and go 2.2 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 2.1 miles are steep, single-lane alternating gravel and paved road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is a single loop through a pleasant stand of Aspen and Lodgepole pine next to North Fork Bishop Creek. Only 0.5 miles from the well stocked North Lake, the campground offers everything an angler might want. Grass and wildflowers provide color but little privacy. Some walk-in tent sites are tucked in among trees and are the most private. Bear box food containers are found throughout campground. The nearby Cardinal Village Resort offers a variety of services from limited groceries and fishing supplies to internet access, a cafe serving breakfast and lunch, and much more. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None Wading possible in North Fork Bishop Creek. HIKING Piute Pass (foot & horse) - 4.5 miles Lamarck Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Both trails provide access to a network of trails in the John Muir Wilderness FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oh! Ridge VISIT DATE: 07/10/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: June Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From June Lake, CA, take State Rt. 158 north 1.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto North Shore Dr and go 0.6 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Pine Cliff Rd and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground is a series of loops named Bear, Squirrel, Owl, Fish, Deer, Coyote, Duck, Gull, and Rabbit. It reaches across a sagebrush-covered plain with a few Ponderosa pine and Aspen scattered about, but providing little shade. Although the campground boasts a nice swim beach on June Lake, few camp sites have a view of the lake. The rugged, towering peaks surrounding the campground can be seen from all camp sites. Nearby is the Pine Cliff Resort which has limited groceries, camping supplies and hot showers. See the information board for schedule of interpretive programs. A few camp sites have ramadas providing some shade. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 31. Check with Ranger District Office for actual opening date. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $25 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 144 Total Sites: 144 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 144 No. Grilles on Sites: 144 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The RV waste station is available for a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 36 No. Threaded: 32 Comments: Coin operated showers are available at Pine Cliff Resort. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: June Lake is 257 acres with two coarse gravel beaches. The boat ramp is primitive. Power boats are limited to 10mph. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Old Shady Rest VISIT DATE: 07/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 Sawmill Cutoff, take Sawmill Cutoff north 0.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. The campground is a single loop through a thick stand of Jeffrey pines. A narrow interior road with close-growing trees makes manuevering large rigs a challenge. Beyond the campground is Shady Rest Town Park with ball fields and a skateboard park. It is an easy walk into the town of Mammoth Lakes from campground. Campfire and interpretive programs are offered; check fee board for times and places. Possible day trips are Yosemite National Park, Mono Basin, town of Mammoth Lakes (for shopping and restaurants), and Devils Postpile National Monument. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 51 Total Sites: 51 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 51 No. Grilles on Sites: 51 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: Some parking aprons are dirt, others are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: Toilets are heated. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Paved walk (near entrance to campground) links campground with Mammoth Lakes and Shady Rest Town Park (foot, bicycle, roller blades) - 5 miles and growing. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Onion Valley VISIT DATE: 06/23/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Independence RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Independence, CA, at intersection of of US Rt. 395 (Edwards Rd) and Market St, turn west on Market St (becomes Union Valley Rd) and go 13.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,100 ft. The campground, surrounded on three sides by massive mountains with several waterfalls, is a tent camper/hiker paradise. Low- growing Aspen along with Foxtail pine and White fir, dominate the campground. Three clusters of walk-in tent sites provide excellent privacy. Individual or communal bear-proof food containers are located throughout the campground. Adjacent to John Muir Wilderness, marvelous views are provided in any direction. Group tent camping is limited to a few camp sites. Hikes access several lakes and John Muir Wilderness. Firewood is available for a fee. Consider a day trip to the Manzanar National Historic Site - relocation site for Japanese Americans during World War II - about 5 miles south of Independence off US Rt. 395. It is a self-guided auto tour which will accommodate any size RV. Important history lesson for children and adults alike. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 28 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Kearsarge Pass Trail (foot) - 3 miles Robinson Lake Trail (foot) - 2.5 miles Golden Trout Trail (foot) - 2.5 miles All trails access the John Muir Wilderness and Kearsarge Pass Trail; also accesses Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine City VISIT DATE: 07/02/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of Main St, (State Rt. 203), Minaret Rd, and Lake Mary Rd, take Lake Mary Rd 3.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground stretches along a road that parallels Lake Mary. Each camp site has a view of the verticle peaks of the John Muir Wilderness as well as the lake. There is no privacy between camp sites and Lodgepole pine make up the overstory. Most sites have bear-proof food containers. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and rock; most are same size. A Forest Service RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground, east end of Mammoth Lakes. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The toilets are heated. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Mary is 106 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine Glen VISIT DATE: 2/2/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 203 and Sawmill Cutoff, take Sawmill Cutoff north 0.1 miles to first road on right. Turn right into New Shady Rest campground and go to stop sign. Turn left at stop sign and go 0.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. The campground, in Jeffrey pines, is a single loop around a hilltop next to New Shady Rest campground. It may be used for groups. A few bear boxes are scattered throughout campground. It is a relatively easy walk into the town of Mammoth Lakes from campground. Campfire and interpretive programs are offered; check fee board for times and places. Possible day trips are Yosemite National Park, Mono Basin, town of Mammoth Lakes (for shopping and restaurants), and Devils Postpile National Monument. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 25 through September 21. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The toilets are heated. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING A paved walk links campground with Mammoth Lakes and Shady Rest Town Park (foot, bicycle, roller blades) - 5 miles and growing. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pine Grove VISIT DATE: 07/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 7.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,300 ft. The campground, nice for tent campers, is a small single loop next to Rock Creek. The camp sites are small and close together. There are large rocks everywhere. The nearby Rock Creek Lodge has limited groceries and a dinning room - requires reservations. No privacy between camp sites and bear-proof food containers are available. Bring mosquito repellent. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Hot showers available at Rock Creek Lodge. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Rock Creek Trail (foot & horse) - 8 miles Access to John Muir Wilderness and network of trails FISHING Rainbow, Brook, Brown and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pumice Flat VISIT DATE: 07/09/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 (Main St.), Minaret Rd and Lake Mary Rd, take Rt. 203 west about 6 miles to the Minaret Vista entrance booth where a fee is paid. Continue through the booth on Rt. 203 for another 10.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: After the Vista booth, State Rt. 203 narrows to a wide single-lane with turnouts and steep and curvy stretches for 2.3 miles, after which it widens back to two lanes. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground stretches along the Middle Fork of San Joaquin River. The camp sites are shaded by mature Lodgepole pine and most overlook the river. The interior road is badly eroded in places limiting RV access to camp sites 2,3, and 4. Most camp sites are fairly close together, and with no understory and middlestory, privacy is minimal. Bear-proof food containers are provided at most camp sites. Day trips (hiking/walks) are available to Devils Postpile National Monument and Ansel Adams Wilderness. Limited groceries, a cook's night out, camping supplies, horseback riding, and other activities are available at nearby Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 23 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. RV potable water fill-up is available at site #17. Do not go past this site as it is a dead end. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Hot showers (natural hot springs) are available at Reds Meadow campground - fee is a donation. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No There are "beater" trails along the river. FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Reds Meadow VISIT DATE: 07/09/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 (Main St.), Minaret Rd and Lake Mary Rd, take Rt. 203 west about 6 miles to the Minaret Vista entrance booth where a fee is paid. Continue through the booth on Rt. 203 for another 13.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: After the Vista booth, State Rt. 203 narrows to a wide single-lane with turnouts and steep and curvy stretches for the 2.3 miles, after which it widens back to two lanes. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. NOTE: Maximum Stay is limited to 1 night for walk-in tent campers. The campground is a series of connected, unnamed loops in mixed conifers. Reds Creek runs along south end of campground. Although campground is shady, lots of wildflowers give color. RVrs should be aware of campground's tent camping earlier design and either walk the campground or contact host for camp site suggestions. McCloud cabin is located above Hot Springs Bathhouse. This where Ranger McCloud spent his winters in the early 1900s. Minor earth tremors are commonplace in this campground. Bear-proof food containers are provided at most camp sites. Day trips (hiking/walks) are available to Devils Postpile National Monument and Ansel Adams Willderness. Limited groceries, a cook's night out, camping supplies, horseback riding, and other activities are available at nearby Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day NOTE: In addition to above fee, a one-time "transportation" fee of $7 per adult, $4 per child (3 to 15 years old), or $20 maximum per vehicle, is charged for entry to campground. The fee also entitles campers to ride the shuttle at no charge while staying at campground. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 1 and 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 52 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 52 No. Grilles on Sites: 52 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The interior road is very narrow with a dirt and rocky surface. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at New Shady Rest campground (Forest Service) in Mammoth Lakes, CA. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Sotcher Lake Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Devils Postpile (foot) - 12 miles FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Reversed Creek VISIT DATE: 07/10/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/20145/12/2010 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: June Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From June Lake, CA, take State Rt. 158 west 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground loops through a stand of mature Aspen. Although the camp sites are pleasantly shaded and good size, most parking aprons are not particularly level. Gull Lake, located across from campground's entrance, is a nice little fishing lake. Interpretive programs are provided; check information board for schedule. Bear-proof food containers are available along with firewood for a fee. For day trips, visit the Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $220 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 156 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. RV waste stations are available for a fee at the Mobil gas station at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 120 and Shell gas station at intersection of State Rt. 158 and US Rt. 395. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No Rainbow trout available in nearby Gull Lake.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rock Creek Lake VISIT DATE: 07/01/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop and go 15.2 miles to Tom's Place sign. Turn right after sign onto Rock Creek Rd and go 8.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,700 ft. The campground, convenient to John Muir Wilderness, wraps around one side of Rock Creek Lake with some sweet walk-in tent sites along Rock Creek. The crystal blue lake and creek is a favorite of anglers of all ages. The camp site parking aprons are "slot" side-by-side parking aprons. This is a scenic campground with lots of views. Aspen and Lodgepole pine provide fair to good privacy. Firewood is provided for a fee. Bear-proof food containers are available. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." NOTE: Quiet hours are from 8PM to 8AM - unlike most National Forest campgrounds, which are 10PM to 6AM SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 30 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 1 No. Tent Sites: 16 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 25' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The campground is not suitable for travel trailers. All parking aprons are about same size. An RV potable water spigot is provided near the host site. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground on Rock Creek Rd. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: The bathroom is heated. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Rock Creek Lake is 5 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Tamarack Lakes Trail (foot) - 5 miles Access to John Muir Wilderness FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sabrina VISIT DATE: 06/27/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bishop RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bishop, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 168, take Rt. 168 west 18.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground stretches along the upper North Fork of Bishop Creek. Some camp sites are adjacent to the creek. Notice the stonework terraces at some of the camp sites. The campground's Aspen are short, many are twisted and bent, and offer limited shade. The nearby Cardinal Village Resort offers a variety of services from limited groceries and fishing supplies to internet access, a cafe serving breakfast and lunch, and much more. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None Wading possible in North Fork Bishop Creek - sandy bottom, no rocks/boulders. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Saddlebag Lake VISIT DATE: 07/07/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lee Vining RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lee Vining, CA, take US Rt. 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west 10.2 miles to Saddlebag Rd sign. Turn right onto Saddlebag Rd and go 2.5 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Entrance to campground is a hairpin turn just above Saddlebag Lake Resort. Saddlebag Rd is a single-lane road with turnouts and is intermintently paved and gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 10,100 ft. The campground is a single loop around a hilltop above Saddlebag Lake. Lodgepole and Whitebark pine provide some shade. All camp sites have magnificent views of the lake. Saddlebag Lake Resort offers limited supplies, fishing tackle, boat rentals, breakfast and lunch, great pies, etc. Day trips are possible to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 34' Comments: The parking aprons are rock and dirt. Campground not recommended for large RVs. An RV waste station with no potable water, is available for a fee at the Mobil station located at intersection of US 395 and State Rt. 120. A second RV waste station is in Yosemite National Park - expect to pay a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Saddlebag Lake is 600 acres. A boat ramp fee is charged and powerboats are limited to 15mph. HIKING Twenty Lakes Basin (foot) - 5 miles provides access to a network of trails in the Hoover Wilderness and Harvey Monroe Hall Natural Area. Another type of access to the Twenty Lakes Basin Trail and Hoover Wilderness is via the Wilderness Express (pontoon boat across Saddlebag Lake). FISHING Rainbow, Brook, and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sage Flat VISIT DATE: 06/25/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Pine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Big Pine, CA, at intersection of US 395 and Crocker St., take Crocker St. west 9.2 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Elevation gain to campground is 3,400 feet. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. The campground stretches along Big Pine Creek through a dense stand of mature Jeffrey pines. Deciduous trees grow along the creek's bank and wildflowers dot the area. The campground is the shadiest in the Big Pine Canyon. Firewood is available for a fee. The nearby Glacier Lodge offers limited supplies and small cafe menu for a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Big Pine Creek Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles provides access to John Muir Wilderness trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sawmill Walk-in VISIT DATE: 07/07/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lee Vining RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lee Vining, CA, take US Rt. 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west 10.2 miles to Saddlebag Rd sign. Turn left onto Saddlebag Rd (gravel) and go 1.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,700 ft. This is a walk-in tent campground only. It stretches 0.7 miles above Sawmill Valley and Lee Vining Creek. The first camp site is 0.15 miles from parking lot. Sites 11 and 12 (next to the Harvey Monroe Hall National Area border) are 0.2 miles from camp site 10. Solitude, breathtaking vistas, hiking opportunities, etc. all make this campground an awesome experience. Bear-proof food containers are available. Tioga Pass Resort has limited groceries, fishing supplies and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day trips should be considered to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Dirt road provides [walking] access to Harvey Monroe Hall Natural Area. FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sherwin Creek VISIT DATE: 07/08/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop, CA and go 1.3 miles to Sherwin Creek Rd sign. Turn right after sign onto Sherwin Creek Rd and go 3.5 miles to campground on right. NOTE: The last 3.2 miles are gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground is a series of four unnamed loops connected by spurs meandering through a stand of mature pine - Jeffrey and Ponderosa. A few camp sites are in an Aspen and sagebrush transition area between the pines and Sherwin Creek. Sherwin Creek winds through the tent-only area and past a few combined camp sites. Porous volcanic rock is found throughout campground. Wild Roses add color but little privacy - widely spaced sites provide some privacy. The ground surface is soft and dusty. Bear-proof food conatiners are available at every campsite. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 24 through September 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 70 Total Sites: 85 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 85 No. Grilles on Sites: 85 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. RV water fill-up available at camp site 86. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 15 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The bathrooms are heated. Wheelchair bathroom next to camp site 56. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Lake VISIT DATE: 07/10/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: June Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From June Lake, CA, take State Rt. 158 west 4.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,200 ft. This diverse campground is one large loop with four sections located between the rugged peaks of Ansel Adams Wilderness and Silver Lake. Many of the camp sites to the left of entrance are on a flat sagebrush-covered plain - there is no shade or privacy. The parking aprons at these sites tend to be longer (48' is not uncommon) and some overlook Rush Creek, others Silver Lake, and still others view the Frontier Pack Station and its corrals on the other side of State Rt. 158. The camp sites to the right of entrance have shorter parking aprons and tent pads with a middlestory of River willows, Aspen and wild roses; there is some shade and the sites are much more private than on left side of campground. Some camp sites on the right side enjoy a shaded, somewhat private mini-beach with a gentle slope - nice for mooring a boat or just relaxing in a lawn chair. The latter is unique for any campground, public or private and is a reason why the authors consider this a notable campground. Don't be surprised to see seagulls from Mono Lake, fishing for a meal. Some camp sites have bear-proof food containers. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 26 through November 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Construction will delay opening; contact District Ranger office for status. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 62 Total Sites: 62 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 62 No. Grilles on Sites: 62 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and gravel. Some camp sites will take most any size RV. An RV Waste station is available for a fee at the Mobil gas station at intersection of US Rt. 395 and State Rt. 120. Fern Creek Lodge, south of campground on State Rt. 150, also has a waste station with no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 17 No. Threaded: 14 Comments: The bathrooms are heated. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Silver Lake is 97 acres. Power boats are limited to 10 mph. HIKING Rush Creek (foot & horse) - 1 mile Provides access to a network of trails in the Ansel Adams Wilderness FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tioga Lake VISIT DATE: 07/06/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mono Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lee Vining RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lee Vining, CA, take US Rt. 395 south 0.3 miles to Tioga Pass sign. Turn right onto State Rt. 120 west and go 11 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Road sign on State Rt. 120 states: "Steep grade, difficult for trailers." GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,700 ft. The campground is a small loop on the west side of Tioga Lake. Every camp site has magnificent view of surrounding peaks of Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Wilderness. All tent sites are walk-ins. Tioga Pass Resort has limited groceries, fishing supplies and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Day trips should be considered to Yosemite National Park and Mono Basin Scenic Area. Bear box food containers are available at most camp sites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 21' Comments: Most parking aprons are same size; travel trailers are not recommended. An RV waste station with no potable water, is avaialble for a fee at the Mobil station located at intersection of US 395 and State Rt. 120. A second RV waste station is in Yosemite National Park; expect to pay a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Tioga Lake is 64 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Trailhead VISIT DATE: 06/21/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lone Pine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Lone Pine, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Whitney Portal Rd, take Whitney Portal Rd west and go 12.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. NOTE: The west side of Death Valley National Park is 47 miles from campground. The campground, all walk-in tent sites, is at the base of Mt. Whitney. The camp sites are clustered around communal tables and bear-proof food containers and fire pits/grills. A fast moving stream is on one side with the sheer towering wall of Pinacle Ridge on the other. The primary purpose of the campground is to provide lodging for hikers going up to Mt. Whitney and those returning. The Whitney Portal Store is close to the campground - it provides limited camping supplies, some groceries and a grill. Great place for information and conversation; try the 12" diameter pancakes - yum. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 18 through October 23 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 1 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 3 No. Grilles on Sites: 3 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Showers (for a fee) and public phone available at Whitney Portal Store. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Lone Pine National Recreation Trail, a.k.a. Mt. Whitney National Recreation Trail, (foot) - 11 miles Mt. Whitney Trail (foot) - 13 miles Provides access to John Muir Wilderness and Mt. Whitney NOTE: There may be a quota system in effect for hiking the wilderness and to Mt. Whitney. Contact the Ranger District Office for information. FISHING Fishing for Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout in a pond near the campground - very crowded with "anglers."

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tuff VISIT DATE: 07/03/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Mammoth Lakes, CA, take State Rt. 203 east 0.9 miles to US Rt. 395. Bear right onto Rt. 395 (south) to Bishop, CA and go 15.2 miles to campground sign (at Tom's Place exit). Turn left and go 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Last 0.1 miles is gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,900 ft. The campground has three loops between US RT. 395 and Rock Creek on a sagebrush covered flat. Although close to the highway, there is little to no traffic noise. The creek can be heard throughout the campground. Aspen and pines line the creek but provide little shade. The campground is convenient to both Rock Creek Lake and Crawley Lake for anglers. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 33 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 33 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is located across from French Camp campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Twin Lakes VISIT DATE: 07/11/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of Main St. (State Rt. 203), Minaret Rd, and Lake Mary Rd, take Lake Mary Rd 2.3 miles to campground sign. Bear right onto Forest Rt. 22 and go 0.3 miles (past Tamarack Lodge) to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,600 ft. The campground has two sections - Twin Lakes and Upper Twin Lakes, on the west and east shores of Twin Lakes. A tumbling waterfall, the lakes themselves and lots of Lodgepole pine make this a scenic campground. The Upper Twin Lakes section is the smaller of the two and closest to Twin Lakes General Store. This section meanders up and then down a hillside giving some camp sites a terraced appearance; some parking aprons are unevenly shaped. Twin Lakes General Store offers boat rentals, limited groceries, showers, and other features. The Twin Lakes section is larger and level with a series of overlapping loops. Some camp sites in this section have a view of the lakes. Other camp sites closer to the lake have no view because they are surrounded by tall hedges - very private, however. Interpretive programs are provided - check fee board for dates and times. Bear-proof food conatiners are available at every campsite. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 88 Total Sites: 93 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 93 No. Grilles on Sites: 93 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV potable water fill-up is available at camp site 11. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available for a fee at the Twin Lakes General Store. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 9 Comments: The bathrooms are heated and hot showers are provided at Twin Lakes General Store for a fee. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Total acres for both "Twin Lakes" is 108. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Bottomless Pit (foot) - 0.75 miles Seven Lakes Point (foot) - 1 mile Mammoth Mtn (foot) - 4 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper Grays Meadow VISIT DATE: 06/23/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Independence RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Independence, CA, at intersection of of US Rt. 395 (Edwards Rd) and Market St, turn west on Market St (becomes Union Valley Rd) and go 6.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. The campground, next to Independence Creek, has two unnamed loops and a spur. The understory is sagebrush and wild roses. Sound of creek can be heard throughout campground. Other vegetation is River willow, cottonwoods, and oak. Some camp sites have stone ovens. Turnaround for camp sites 1 through 21 is tight. Camp sites 23 through 35 are in the open and better suites for RVs. Privacy is fair to good. Firewood is provided for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 23 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Except camp sites 8 through 13, most are same size. Recommend slide-ins (and tents) only in sites 8-13. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper Sage Flat VISIT DATE: 06/25/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/8/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: White Mountain NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Pine RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Pine, CA, at intersection of US 395 and Crocker St., take Crocker St. west 9.8 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Elevation gain to campground is 3,500 feet. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground stretches along Big Pine Creek, in Big Pine Canyon, with many camp sites overlooking the creek. Sagebrush is the ground cover. Jeffrey pines and some deciduous trees offers limited shade. Enjoy views of Palisades Glacier (most southern glacier in the US) and some peaks in the John Muir Wilderness. Good base camp for anglers wanting to test the fishing opportunities found in the many surrounding lakes. Firewood is available for a fee. The nearby Glacier Lodge offers limited supplies and small cafe menu for a cook's night out. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 16 through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and most are same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Big Pine Creek Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles provides access to John Muir Wilderness trails FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper Soda Springs VISIT DATE: 07/13/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mammoth NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mammoth Lakes RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mammoth Lakes, CA, at intersection of State Rt. 203 (Main St.), Minaret Rd and Lake Mary Rd, take Rt. 203 west about 6 miles to the Minaret Vista entrance booth where a fee is paid. Continue through the booth on Rt. 203 for another 10.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: After the Vista booth, State Rt. 203 narrows to a wide single-lane with turnouts and steep and curvy stretches for 2.3 miles, after which it widens back to two lanes. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground stretches along San Joaquin River where it is cold and clear. There are two loops and a spur with some sites on the river's edge. Camp sites on the opposite side of the campground back up to a bare faced rock wall and have little shade. For all other camp sites Lodgepole pine provide nice shade. Not all camp sites have tent pads. Bear-proof food containers are provided at most camp sites. Day trips (hiking/walks) are available to Devils Postpile National Monument and Ansel Adams Willderness. Limited groceries, a cook's night out, camping supplies, horseback riding, and other activities are available at nearby Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 8 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day NOTE: In addition to above fee, a one-time "transportation" fee of $7 per adult, $4 per child (3 to 15 years old), or $20 maximum per vehicle, is charged for entry to campground. The fee also entitles campers to ride the shuttle at no charge while staying at campground. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are soft and dirt. The interior road is narrow and the parking aprons are irregular in shape. RVs exceeding total length of 40 feet are not recommended. An RV waste station with potable water is available at New Shady Rest campground (Forest Service) in Mammoth Lakes, CA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS None HIKING Pacific Crest Trail (foot & horse) - 2,000 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Whitney Portal Family VISIT DATE: 06/21/2003 UPDATE DATE: 3/7/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Whitney NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lone Pine RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Lone Pine, CA, at intersection of US Rt. 395 and Whitney Portal Rd, take Whitney Portal Rd west and go 11.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,000 ft. NOTE: The west side of Death Valley National Park is 47 miles from campground. The campground, bordering some summer homes and close to John Muir Wilderness and Mt. Whitney, is a large single loop in a stand of mature pine and fir trees. Large boulders provide some privacy between camp sites. The boulder-lined interior road, steep grades, and tight turns limit size of RV. The campground has two unnamed sections. The smaller, lower section has 6 tent sites - no RVs. Lone Pine Creek runs through the campground. Firewood is available for a fee. Some community bear-proof food containers are provided. The nearby Whitney Portal Store has limited camping supplies and groceries, and a grill. Great place for information and conversation; try the 12" diameter pancakes - yum. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. "Possessing/storing food so bears/wild animals have access will result in a fine of at least $150." SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 26 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 41 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 41 No. Grilles on Sites: 41 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and the interior road is tight and narrow. Recommend trailer length should not exceed 22 ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Meysan Lake Trail (foot) - 4.7 miles Lone Pine National Recreation Trail, (a.k.a. Mt. Whitney National Recreation Trail), foot - 11 miles Mt. Whitney Trail (foot) - 13 miles Provides access to John Muir Wilderness and Mt. Whitney NOTE: There may be a quota system in effect for the wilderness and Mt. Whitney. Contact the Ranger District Office for information. FISHING Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Alpers (hybrid) trout




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