The Brown’s Owens River Campground is nestled in the Eastern Sierra, a region known for its rugged but breathtaking terrain that offers a wide array of recreational activities, ranging from fishing, boating, and camping to hiking, backpacking, or simply enjoying being with nature. 

The river campground is just one of the five camping sites in the Eastern Sierra. (This article also includes the other locations.)

Recreational Activities in Brown’s Owens River Campground 

The calm water of the river is ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing. Meanwhile, the campground has a particular appeal to fly fishing and bait fishing enthusiasts because of the abundance of golden, rainbow, and brook trout.

Fingerling trout are often stocked in the Eastern Sierra lakes, rivers, and streams to grow to a catchable size. 

The campsite also has mountain bike and hiking trails ideal for beginner and intermediate bikers and hikers with their relatively easy terrain. 

Other fun activities you can do at the campground include kite flying, stargazing, and nature walk. 

Facilities: 

More than 80 RV and tent sites

  1. Hot showers (only available for the river campground’s guest)
  2. Coin-operated laundry
  3. Camp store (fishing gear, ice, cafe, etc.)
  4. Wood and fire pits
  5. Handicapped facilities 

Location: Around 6 miles east of US 395 on Benton Crossing Road
campsite and store schedule: Late April through September 30
Contact #: 760-920-0975

Email: brownsowensrivercamp@gmail.com

 

Brown’s Millpond Campground 

This RV and tent campground is nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra Region and lies next to a creek, making this an excellent spot for fishing and boating. It also has hiking and mountain bike trails ideal for beginner and amateur hikers and bikers with their easy terrain. 

As a family-oriented campsite, Brown’s Millpond’s amenities include archery, tennis courts, softball fields, horseshoe pits, archery, playground, and tennis courts. 

Facilities: 

  1. Seventy-two RV and tent sites 
  2. Ballfields 
  3. Handicapped facilities
  4. Coin-operated laundry
  5. Electricity outlets 
  6. Fishing pond 
  7. Boat storage 
  8. Hot showers 

 

Location: Around six miles north of Sawmill Road in Bishop, California. Campground schedule: March 1 to October 31
Contact #: 760-873-5342
Email: brownsmillpondcampground@gmail.com

 

Glacier View Campground

Conveniently located on the east side of Highways 395 and 168, this campground provides easy access to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, a protected area in the White Mountains in Inyo County that is home to the oldest trees in the world. 

Aside from hiking and nature walk, the campground is perfect for fishing, photography, and simply enjoying the enthralling arid landscape that include flowing streams, waterfalls, forest patches. 

 

Facilities: 

  1. Campsites for large RVs and tents
  2. Hot showers
  3. Electrical hook-ups 

Location: About a half-mile north of Highway 395 in the Community of Big Pine.
Contact #: 760-872-6911

 

Keoughs Campground 

Situated alongside the Keoughs Hot Springs and nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra Region, this campground features hot springs and trails for walking, hiking, and mountain biking. 

Facilities: 

  1. Ten water and electricity hook-ups for RVs (30 amp electric service)
  2. Coin-operated showers ($2)
  3. Handicapped facilities 
  4. Snack bar
  5. Four tent cabins 

 

Location: Around 7 miles south of Bishop and a short drive from Highway 395 on Keough Hot Springs Road
Contact #: (760) 872-4670 or keoughshotsprings.com

 

Nearby Local Attractions

All the campgrounds are just a short drive (or walk) from these local attractions: 

  • Bishop Country Club (18-hole golf course)
  • The Happy Boulders 
  • North Lake, South Lake, and Lake Sabrina
  • Keough’s Hot Springs
  • Bristlecone Pines Forest
  • Owens Valley Gorge