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TABLE MOUNTAIN (INYO), CA

part ofInyo National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TABLE MOUNTAIN (INYO)
Status: Closed through Tue Apr 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Table Mountain Group Campground is located 18 miles southwest of Bishop, California, along the South Fork of Bishop Creek. Here, the creek has bountiful trout to please anglers. Nearby glaciers and lakes make for incredible scenery and wildlife viewing is excellent.

With over 2 million acres, the Inyo National Forest is home to many natural wonders, including Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

Natural Features:

The campground sits adjacent to Bishop Creek among a variety of conifers like Jeffrey pine. Situated on Table Mountain, the campground is part of the White Mountain Ranger District. This district alone boasts he Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, numerous 14,000 foot peaks, ancient glaciers and pristine lakes.

Recreation:

Located near John Muir Wilderness, the area offers access to several trailheads for hiking and horseback riding. Less than a mile up the road is the trailhead for the Tyee Lakes Trail, highlighting epic views of the Inconsolable Range and the peaks that surround South Lake.

Facilities:

The campground accommodates up to 25 guests for tent camping only. Campground conveniences include a vault toilet, bear boxes, campfire rings and easy access to trails. Within a few miles, campers can access a boat ramp and convenience store.

Nearby Attractions:

Take the John Muir Trail into the John Muir Wilderness and be swept away by excellent views of Devils Postpile.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Trailheads
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding
Know Before You Go
  • There is no potable water, please bring your own drinking water
  • Tent camping only; no RV overnight camping in the parking lot
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • For more information on Inyo National Forest,click here
Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for both day and overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.20806, -118.56833
37°12'29"N, 118°34'6"W

From Highway 395 in the center of Bishop, turn west on Line Street (Highway 158) and continue west for 13 miles. Turn south on South Lake Road and continue for 5 miles to South Fork road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TABLE MOUNTAIN (INYO)
INYO
CA

Phone Number:

Information: (760)873-2500
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