Camping on the way to brc from Southern Calif.: pre event.

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Camping on the way to brc from Southern Calif.: pre event.

Postby shykat » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:05 am

I'm driving up the 395 from the L.A. area and would like to camp out on saturday night pre event. Any ideas on a camp ground?
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Postby lucky420 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:16 pm

how far do you want to travel before you pull over to camp preburn?
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Postby shykat » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:38 pm

Would love get at least 300 to 350 miles from L.A. I tried to use the search function here on eplaya , but had no luck.... I am open to any any suggestion,trying to make the drive more enjoyable. Last year we did in one shot and it was way too long....
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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:55 pm

US 395 has an unlimited number of places to stop for rest. You can pay from $0 to $$$$...$0 means finding a place to pull over safely off the road.

I once pulled over on one of the side roads near Manzanar (about 250 miles from LA) at 2 AM and had a good night's rest, proceeded into Big Pine for breakfast and continued on.

Any of the small towns along the way are great...Big Pine, Lone Pine, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes (soak at Hot Creek just East of 395, no camping), Lee Vining, Bridgeport...take yer pick!
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Postby Just_Joe » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:08 pm

Forest Service Campgrounds:
http://tiny.cc/yepe1
Chris Flat, Bootleg in the Bridgeport District are on Hwy 395.
These are standard forest service campgrounds.
Water, vault toilets, fire pit.


Topaz Lake County Park on the CA/NV border has RV hookups if you need them, as well as pretty much unlimited tent space. There is a gas station/store, motel and casino on the lake
http://www.topazlake.com/topazlakepark.htm
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:48 pm

Also, FYI, there's a place in big pine right off the main road that has pay showers. If you want to take the "scenic route" the white mountains/bristlecone pines are really pretty.
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Postby Trishntek » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:09 pm

The Kmart parking lot in Bishop welcomes overnight parking.
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Postby shykat » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Thanks for all the info.

Has anybody stayed at the OH RIDGE campground ,close to june lake?
It's about 350 miles from L.A.
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