Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pleasant Valley Camping (near Bishop, CA)

Pleasant Valley Looking East from our site

As I mentioned in my last post, I really liked the Bishop area, when my time was up at Brown's Town I just couldn't move on so I moved 6 miles out of Bishop to Pleasant Valley Campground which is a County dispersed type campground with no hook-ups along the Owens River.   I have to say that the sound of the river flow, the raptors soaring by as they hunted along the river  and the mountain views made for a very 'pleasant' stay.   I saw deer, osprey, hawks, water birds and more on my walks along the river trails with Dog, who was happy to hunt critters in the brush.   I thought I'd stop a night but stayed 5.   There is a reservoir a short distance down the road where you can park and then walk down to.  There were plenty of folks fishing but it lacked a lot of vegetation and wasn't near as peaceful the trails along the river itself, so Dog & I opted to do our playing along the river.
Reservoir


Plenty Big Site with fire pit & picnic table
There is BLM camping up the hill from this Valley.  It is called "The Pleasant Valley Pit" and costs $2 per night. The PV Pit is on top of a plateau with a pit area.  My phone worked better there and the mountain views were nice but being next to the river seemed more peaceful.   The Pleasant Valley CG fees are $10 per night.  There is at least one site big enough for any size rig.  I would have loved to have stayed longer but wind warnings were again being issued and I wanted to get a bit further up Hwy 395 before the wind hit.


1 comment:

Diana said...

I always stayed at Horton Creek BLM campground - never heard of the Pit. Thanks for sharing!

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