Horton Creek

Near Bishop, California

Horton Creek does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

Overview

$8.00 per site per night. No reservations. Open May - October.

Horton Creek sign Horton Creek site Horton Creek Nature Trail Horton Creek Campground offers 49 RV/tent sites, with four pull-through trailer spaces, maximum recommended RV length is 30 feet. All sites include a fire pit, picnic table and a lantern holder. No hook-up. Potable water is available. Dump station fee is $5.00, no passes accepted. Closest amenities are 12 miles south in Bishop.

Camping for a period longer than 14 days at any one campground, not to exceed 28 days per calendar year for all Bishop Field Office campgrounds, is prohibited without the written permission from the Field Office Manager.

A California Campfire Permit is not required for fires within established fire rings in developed campgrounds. Seasonal fire restrictions may prohibit campfires during periods of high fire danger. Please check the BLM’s website for information on current fire restrictions or call the Bishop Field Office at (760) 872-5000.


Hunting, Fishing and Target Shooting

Unless specifically prohibited, public lands managed by BLM are open to hunting under California Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunting Regulations. A California hunting license is required to hunt within the State of California. For hunting regulations, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/.

Target shooting is strictly prohibited in developed recreation sites and other areas where posted. Shooting is generally allowed on BLM-administered public lands, as long as it is done in a safe manner, without damaging natural resources or improvements on public lands.

Shooting within 150 yards of a developed site or dwelling, including campgrounds, and shooting across or within 150 feet of any road or trail is strictly prohibited. Safe and prudent actions should be followed at all times. The BLM is a multi-use agency. Other visitors may be using the same areas for recreational uses such as camping, hiking, biking, and rock-hounding. Familiarize yourself with the area, and be sure of your target and background.

You must carry out all litter, including expended cartridges, shot shells and targets.

BLM-managed lands are open for fishing unless there are sight-specific closures for resource protection purposes. All anglers on public lands must have the required state license(s). States are responsible for managing wildlife within their borders for the trust and benefit of their residents, even if the hunting occurs on federal lands. You can find more information about the California fishing license at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/.

Off Highway Vehicle Regulations

Visitors are responsible for knowing area rules and regulations. The regulations are enforceable under U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and violations are punishable with fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not longer than 12 months.

Operation and maintenance of the facilities, roads and trails within the Bishop Resource Management Area are funded in part, by the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

For more information or to review current and past grants visit: California State Parks.

For information about ATV safety visit: ATV Safety Institute.

For safety information or Recreational Vehicle training visit: Recreational Off-highway Vehicle Association.

Emergency Information:

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1
Inyo County Sheriff (760) 873-7887
Mono County Sheriff (760) 932-7549