BROWN'S TOWN CAMPGROUND / ANCIENT BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST / MAMMOTH LAKES / DEVILS POSTPILE

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Brown’s Town Campground is located in Bishop California.  Bishop is located at the northern end of Owens Valley and about 42 miles south of Mammoth Lakes.   

This is an information page with photos, maps, brochures and more. If you’ve camped here and would like to share some photos with us, please send them to Karen@CampCampSite.com

 

CAMPGROUND MAP

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HOW DO I MAKE RESERVATIONS?

Make Reservations on the Brown’s Campground Website.  They have multiple sites, so make sure to choose Brown’s Town Campground – Near Bishop (one mile south of Bishop on US 395)

 

Pros about this campground – Nice and shady, conveniently located.

Cons about this campground – When we were there at the beginning of September 2018, the leaves were falling off of the trees and they were sticky and sap from the leaves would fall on you .. so take cover!  We were in the far back corner in #78.  We spoke to some people who had stayed there before and they hadn’t run into this problem, so I guess it’s seasonal.

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PLACES TO EAT –

The famous Erick Schat’s Bakkery is in Bishop and you must stop there for the bakery goods and their bread.  They are right on Main Street.   The Original Sheepherder Bread is what they are known for.

We had pizza at the Pizza Factory on Main Street.  It was really good! 

We had to try the BBQ at Holy Smoke Texas Style BBQ.   It was very good!

DAY TRIP TO MAMMOTH

We drove up to Mammoth Lakes which is about 45 minutes north of Bishop. We took a gondola ride to the top and walked around to see the views.  We visited the Summit Station where there were interactive and informative information stations to visit.

Scenic Gondola Ride Information

We had lunch at Burgers Restaurant. it was very good!

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HIKE TO DEVILS POSTPILE

After our outing in Mammoth, we drove to the Devils Postpile National Monument.  We had been here on our honeymoon road trip and it is pretty amazing.  We hiked back to see the formation of rock columns that tower up to 60 feet.

Devils Postpile National Monument information

DAY TRIP TO THE ANCIENT BRISTLECONE PINE FOREST

We drove up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and hiked the Discovery Trail.  There is a nice visitor center on the property.  If you have a National Park Passport Book you can stamp it there.

We’ve been to the Sequoia National Park and have seen some of the largest trees in the world and now we have seen some of the oldest trees in the world.  The Pine Forest is home to trees over 4,000 years old.   These trees are like no others I’ve ever seen.  It is well worth the drive up and the hike!  

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OFF ROADING TO THE GRANDVIEW MINE

After we visited and hiked the Ancient Bristlecone Forest, we took 7S129 back to the Grandview Mine.  It was an easy trail and we got a view of the mine.  The entrance to the trail is right by the Grandview Campground.  See trail on AllTrails


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