Tucked away in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, Bridgeport, CA is located 82 miles south of Carson City and 89 miles north of Bishop, CA on US-395. With a population of just over 800, it's a small town but has enough services to provide the basics to satisfy anyone's need.
Ken's Alpine Shop & Sporting Goods can handle all of your fishing needs. Jolly Kone can satisfy your urge for a sweet treat or even provide a hamburger and fries to fill a larger void. Just a few doors south of Jolly Kone is a bakery where you will find wonderful breads and desserts. Lodging can be obtained at Bridgeport Inn, or you can try a week at the Hunewill Guest Ranch. Fuel and propane is available at the Texaco, or Chevron stations. And groceries can be purchased at Buster's Food Market
We camped on Upper Twin Lake at Mono Village, located 13.6 miles southwest of Bridgeport on Twin Lakes Road. The park is reasonably priced at $11.00 per night but offers no hook-ups. Water is conveniently located throughout the park as one should be able to fill-up with about 100 feet of hose. There is a store, restaurant, and tackle shop. Small fishing boats and float tubes are available for rent at a reasonable cost. The downside to the park is the dust and the roads are a challenge to navigate with a large rig.
Within a short drive in any direction are many lakes and streams offering an abundance of both natural and planted fish. Drifting a salmon egg in a stream or working a fly on a lake rewards fishermen of any skill level with minimal patience. The area is a trout angler's paradise.
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