Place was packed! Screaming kids & babies everywhere. Bad timing, I guess. Staff seemed callous to guests. Campsite layout was difficult to follow. Access to lake & fishing can be costly! We visited during peak season. Beautiful setting overall. Will come back at another time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Remember this is not a resort at the beginning. It is about 14 miles outside of town on a beautiful lake. The sites are very dusty and difficult to find. They are tight with little space between sites and required a back out of a pull through site. It appears they just attempt to cram in as many rigs as possible on every little piece of dirt. The Wi-Fi is Tangonet: and $3.99 for 1 hour and up. If you park near the antennae the service is good, not great. We would look around for another park before returning to this one. Cafe and store in the park but we didn't visit them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this RV park somewhat charming. The drawbacks are that the sights are hard to find and the roads are lumpy. But the scenery more than makes up for the lumpy roads. Some of the buildings have undergone upgrades. The Wi-Fi worked great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We heard great things about Annett's Mono Village from a few different people who have been camping there for years. I was nervous about towing the trailer all the way out there (459 miles from our home) without a reservation (they don't take them) and with the negative reviews posted on this site. We found that both the positive and the negative were correct. Annett's is a great campground if you want to camp "in" the woods. The spots are not paved or level and are in the dirt, but you're camping in the forest. It was amazing to wake up in the morning to the forest surrounding you and the deers (and bears!) walking through the campground. It was so quiet and relaxing. There are many hiking trails, great fishing, rental boats, a general store, restaurant and gift shop all located at the campground. We did not get cell phone reception at all, which made us feel all the more relaxed, but may make some people nervous being out of touch with the world. We found the only negatives to be the staff and service. The employees were all incredibly rude and just plain grumpy. Could it be the altitude? Anyway, don't expect any friendly faces or any help with anything from the staff. If you can steer clear of the staff, or at least ignore the attitudes, you'll have a great time. Also, I only recommend camping in your own trailer there. My parents rented one of the guest trailers and it was in dire shape; horribly smelly with dirty upholstery and many things broken. We complained about the smell (heavy smoke in a "non-smoking" trailer) and were told by the staff that we were lying and there was no smell at all. They would not move or comp my parents for the $90/night dump they had to stay in. We were able to get a spot with hookups and stayed for 7 nights with our 2 kids. We were so sad to leave. The scenery and campground were so great, I'm willing to overlook the treatment from the staff to go back again. No more rental trailers though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is in the middle of the Eastern Sierras, so do not expect full hook-ups and luxury. This is a beautiful place and a typical large campground. It has some hook-up sites but is mostly dry camping. There is water throughout, and if you have a generator you will be fine. It is situated next to two great fishing lakes. It has a great store with all of the necessitates. If you are looking for a beautiful place to camp and fish: this is one of the best places up here. I have been camping here for the last 30 years: not much has changed and this is a good thing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 2 / 10 ]
I must reiterate the other review. I would not camp here again if it was free. We arrived and the scenery IS lovely. That's the only reason it received a 2. There are some spaces with full hookups, though those are taken by seasonal residents. Most dry camp on the hillside with generators running. We were told to find a spot up one of the roads. However, there are no roads. One goes up gully washes to park between trees and report the number nailed on the tree nearest you. We were told not to go into certain areas as those were the "steep ones" and the "bear areas". We were close to the front and our rig was on 4" blocks and the bears had been by on the previous night 4 times. The wifi only reaches the lower sections and costs $8 a day. It was, in a nutshell, overall hokey, and we beat a hasty retreat in the AM. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stopped in to check out the park. I actually parked the rig got out and walked around the entire main complex. While the area itself is absolutely beautiful I would not stay at this park if it were free. RVs were stacked on top of each other like sardines. There is no logical layout, RVs are parked all over the place in between trees and next to each other in every possible position. There were a couple of super nice spots that were taken by full-time "guests" otherwise it appeared to be bare bones and chaotic. Most folks were dry-camped as portable generators were common. Silty (read dusty) narrow dirt roads wander all over the grounds and make up the sites. Upon walking into the restrooms I literally almost vomited. At least 1 toilet overflowing with waste, paper all over the floor, and no soap in the 1 dispenser by the 1 sink. It's a certifiable shame that a place with this much natural beauty can be wasted by greed, mismanagement, and don’t give a hoot mentality. There are other national forest campgrounds nearby that would be a much better bet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband and I escaped for an overnight camping trip. The park and its location was very scenic. We hiked the afternoon we arrived and the following morning. There were breathtaking views. We had cocktails in the small bar the evening we arrived which was nice. We camped here in a Tent.
Located at the top of the upper twin lake, this campground is nestled in large pine trees with high mountains on both sides and the large upper twin lake in sight. The interior roads are horrible, narrow, dirt, uneven, with trees on both sides. They don't take reservations but have lots of dry camping sites. It is just about impossible to get a full hookup site as there are squatters waiting to take the next available once someone pulls out. If you have a generator it's not a problem. We were there in August and the temperatures were 80 during the day and 45 at night so we never ran the AC. There is a guy who drives around on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a pump out unit to empty your holding tanks for $15 plus tip. There are a lot of water faucets as well to fill your fresh tank. The sites are pretty difficult to figure out. Their map made no sense. You will be better off parking after you pass the check in gate and walking into the campground to find your spot. Then have someone stand there while you drive up. There are some great creekside sites just left of the meadow that I would recommend. From a recreation standpoint there is so much you can do: fishing, hiking, boating, you name it. There is laundry, showers, bathrooms, market, boat rentals, and a restaurant on site so you don't have to leave for any reason. They have free wifi for 10 minutes and then you have to pay for your time. The staff was really nice and helpful. We'll visit this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place to stay if you want to get away from SoCal, the road up is a straight shot. I was concerned about them not taking reservations but there are so many site's it is not a worry. Also, if you have a large RV I would say 30 foot and larger, do not try for the upper sites beyond the meadow and over the bridge. They are very difficult to negotiate. I had problems and was told by the Rangers that at least once a week they have to call a big rig type tow truck in to have some one pulled out. They should mark that area. Other then that, a great place especially the wildlife roaming through camp. Hope this helps you as others posts here helped me. Great site! Camp on. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
One of the prettiest campground/lakes we have ever seen. The beauty is ruined by the rude staff. The staff seems to be mostly follow campers who work at the park in exchange for a site. They seem to take offense to you being in "their" campground. The other problem that we noticed is they will not take reservations. There are limited hook-up sites and if you get there and don't have a generator when hook-up sites are full you are out of luck. There are no other options in the area so you would be stuck. It is a shame that such a nice park is ruined by the rude staff and bad policies. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I am giving this park a 7, if not for the staff I'd give it a 4 or less. The view is beautiful, unfortunately the lake is more like a very sad pond or puddle. And the bugs are unbearable, not sure what they are. Th. ey look like mosquitoes but they don't bite. The manager is friendly and very helpful. I wouldn't recommend this park, maybe some other one in the area? We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great little park with spectacular views. Good electric, water, cable, strong Wi-Fi. Level gravel pads all with great views of the lake and Sierras. Friendly staff, propane and laundry available. Caught our limit of rainbows every day by 10 AM. Fun, fun, fun! Rate reflects weekly rate of $222. Definitely will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park doesn't have all the amenities of pool, clubhouse, activities, etc, but the scenery more than makes up for it. It is a small park with large level gravel pull through sites, and all have views of the lake. We used it as a base to visit Yosemite and Bodie ghost town. The lake had low water, but was still great for fishing. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The cable was great, and WiFi was fast. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a fancy RV resort with club house, pool, etc. What it is a very clean, quiet and very well maintained park with beautiful views. The owner manager is very helpful and friendly. The Wi-Fi has new antennas and works very well. The power posts have been updated and cable has been installed. There are flowers newly planted and beautiful. The horse corral is clean and that is one friendly horse. Will stay again when in the area We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. I was here before the fishing season opened but it was very quiet, no road noise or trains. My Sprint phone did work in some places in the rig, my Verizon card did not work. The Wi-Fi was in and out. No over the air TV reception. My site was clean, level and obstacle free. You can see the water from any site. Had an unscheduled stop here because of health reasons. The owner was exceptionally helpful in directing me to medical care and checking on us. Both the staff and owner were very friendly and helpful. We stayed a week and will return. A great place to relax, even if you don't fish. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no-frills park but with its absolutely beautiful view, who cares? It was quiet and convenient. The Wi-Fi was almost non-existent; it only worked if we sat next to the antenna with a laptop. But for one night, that wasn't a problem. I'd certainly stop here again because the reservoir view was truly spectacular. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not sure what is going on with the past reviews on this park. Notice that the negative reviews all state the same thing, even making fun of the owner. I am shocked that an obvious competitor's attempt to derail the park is allowed to remain. The park is one of the best I have ever stayed at, the rate more than fair, and the owner as friendly as can be. Good internet, clean bathrooms, horseshoes, rental boats, etc. Million Dollar Views. The horse is in a corral, and loves being fed hay. He is clean, friendly, and well cared for in his nice pen, further disparaging the previous reviews. Will be back to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very small RV Park and Marina located on Bridgeport Reservoir. The managers were very helpful and friendly. The sites were gravel and dirt. The pull-through sites were very long. Our cell phone wouldn't work in the park. We had to drive a mile or so to get reception. The WiFi was weak but worked ok. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled in early evening with no reservations. Manager came out to meet us (office was closed) and they only had dry spots available next to tent area. Charged me $18, and let me pick my spot. We ended up on a level area right next to Lake Bridgeport. Quiet, and a perfect overnight spot. Would stay here again. Reservations for hookups are a must during fishing season! WiFi is not too strong in back of park where we stayed, but you can get cell service. Friendly, courteous and helpful staff! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Doc and Al's is located in a wonderful setting. it's just to bad that the staff isn't just as wonderful. They don't take reservations and we decided to chance it and go there anyway. When we arrived we were told to just go look for a spot with full hook ups. When we "looked" there were no full hoop ups available. Back to the office and once again were to to just go find a spot. We decided to dry camp on the grassy area for the night. We located a park with full hook ups and left the next day. I will not stay there again. It's to bad because being on Robinson Creek is really great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very remote -- located on a long dirt road off of 395, south of 108. Shady, quiet, and cool. Nothing to do except fishing and hiking. Aspen and pine trees. A creek runs nearby. There is no water available, but the pit toilets are clean. If you want peace and quiet, this is a great place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Roomy spaces, park is all gravel. Upper parking is pretty level, lower area, (nearest the water) slopes, and you probably need blocks when leveling. Very friendly people, great area. I have 3 dogs and it was great to be able to take them away from campground, near the lake, and turn them loose to run. Trout are stocked in the lake and neighboring creeks. Great fishing. Will return here next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We visited earlier to check out our space and had been told we would be parked next to fence, however upon arrival site taken and were directed to a site we assumed was ours. The site was actually two sites and after already setting up, had to disconnect and move our motorhome closer to the unit next to us.there was about 6" between our two slide outs and we did not have room for our awning, which was unfortunate because we were asked not to use air conditioning because of heat wave. Although the view was nice, restrooms were clean, but too close to really relax and enjoy our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Words can not express on how great this park is. You need to remember that you are not staying in Beverly Hills but Bridgeport, Ca. where there is fishing, horseback riding, and lots of friendly people especially the owners of Paradise Shores. Love the gravel around the sites, Very dog friendly, love the fish hatchery and the views! Great place to stay when you are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived with the expectations of having access to a Fire Pit and Bar-B-Que and WiFi. The cable was not working, there are no Fire Pits, Bar-B-que let alone a Sun Deck! I phoned and specifically asked to make sure they had all these amenities and they said yes. Very disappointed there web site even states they have it and yes we still paid full price! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 6 days and found nothing wrong with the park. The owners are super friendly, the restrooms and shower super clean and the atmosphere calm and quiet with a great view. We stayed in the lower level with a view of the lake in a 37' RV. The spot was gravel but even and level with plenty of room for 3 slide outs. Love this park, will definitely go back. The bonus it is close to many fishing areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week, so the rate reflects the weekly discount. We were given our choice of sites, and selected one on the lower level, close to the lake. The owner offered to guide us in if we needed help. We had been here about 5 years ago, and it has changed owners. The young couple now running the place are working their tails off to make the campground even better than it used to be. Our site is gravel and level, and not too close to the ones on either side, in my opinion. The restrooms are immaculate, and in the ladies room, there are free disposable razors, Q-tips, and tampons. The laundry room is also immaculate-$1.25 for a wash and $1 for a 45-minute dry cycle that got our clothes completely dry. The WiFi signal is strong--no problems the whole week we were here. Yes, we have no cell coverage (we use AT&T), but with great WiFi I really didn't need it. You can go into Bridgeport for that, anyway. The office sells RV supplies, and promises that if you need anything they don't have, they can have it delivered here the next day. They also have some shirts, souvenirs, ice cream treats, and snacks. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped here for two days on our way south on 395. Friendly staff. TIGHT quarters. Good views. Power marginal. No cell phone service. Wi-Fi spotty at best. Over priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for almost two weeks. Clean park with beautiful mountain views. Our site was just few feet from the lake. The owners were very helpful and eager to share tips about the area. We loved the fact that our phones didn't work here! It allowed us to relax and enjoy the views. Gravel sites but leveled. Wi-Fi worked fine and the cable with some 20 channels worked well too. Dog friendly, quiet, and my wife loved the bathrooms - very clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very good park for a one night stay if you are passing through the area or longer if you want to enjoy the reservoir. The sites are a bit tight and the park feels a little crowded, but the new, very friendly owners are trying to make the best of what they now own. Cell phone service should improve with a new wireless tower across the lake. The internet service, which was spotty, will hopefully improve as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We intended to just spend one night but stayed two because Paradise Shores has so much to offer. The views from our waterfront site of the Sawtooth Mountains were stunning. Asphalt roads, level gravel sites (some pull through sites), a laundry room (clothesline and clothespins available), very clean and thoughtfully stocked restrooms/showers, a small store, free Wi-fi, and a friendly dog make for a comfortable park. We don't fish, but learned this is a popular place for lake fishing as well as fly fishing. True small town ambiance: longer term residents offered advice on local hot springs, old mining towns and good eateries. Hosts/owners are delightful, warm and welcoming. When on Hwy 395, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is well maintained. The sites are level, gravel and clean. The staff is very friendly. The Wi-Fi worked good but the cable was not functioning at this time but I was assured that if we came back it would be working. The mountain and lake views are fantastic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for two months and looking forward to returning. Loved waking up to the spectacular scenery and serenity. The owners are the best we've ever encountered,- warm, friendly, helpful and engaged in keeping the park in beautiful condition. Bathrooms are emasculate. The fishing here is some of the best in the state. Hiking here is great too. We can only highly recommend you stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has amazing views. The campground is being kept up well. Quiet and friendly. We parked under a tree and the flying insects were horrible - that is why the lower rating. If we came back, we would not stay under the trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
New owners last month, great friendly young couple that are enthusiastic about making a nice place. Fair price, we stayed 2 nights and looked out over the lake (reservoir) with a great site. They also have pull-throughs available. Good cable and Wi-Fi, both free. Great fishing right off the CG (2 lb trout). Would stay here again, probable will coming back home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I had the most enjoyable time staying at the Paradise Shores RV Park in May. The facilities were immaculate, the service excellent and the views are spectacular! We really appreciated the great local knowledge of our hosts, who directed us to the limitless recreational opportunities the Bridgeport area offers. We will definitely be coming back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise Shores. Even though the lots were small and gravel, they were extremely quiet. We also enjoyed the lack of artificial light flooding our RV at night. There is muted light around the grounds so you can kind of find your way around. We enjoyed seeing the multitude of stars, which twinkle constantly there. They have a lovely fountain and garden area outside the bathrooms, which are clean and bright. The laundry facilities were great, too, very clean. I especially enjoyed hanging up my sheets on the provided clothesline behind the laundry. The dryers are great--just $1 to dry my towels! The people there are friendly, helpful, and personable. Like family. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a GREAT RV park in Bridgeport near Hwy 395. Staff is very friendly and assisted us when backing into site. Park is well maintained and very pleasant. Will stay here again when traveling Hwy 395. Very nice spot for fisher persons. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the cleanest RV Parks you will find. The owners are friendly, helpful, and go out of their way to make guests feel at home. They have a large fiberglass tank in which they raise Trout to catchable sizes to plant in the lake. We come here almost every year and will continue coming here in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed this little park. The sites are small and close together but the people are very nice and the view of the lake and the mountains was magnificent. Bathrooms are well taken care of - and you can tell that the people who 'summer' here are respectful of the sites as well. My dog especially loved walking near the water and we enjoyed listening to the birds. Internet access was also good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate shown is weekly divided by 7. There are immaculate bathrooms and showers. There is a strong wi-fi signal.The owners are outstandingly helpful and pleasant. We had a vent cover disintegrate (too much Nevad sun), they ordered us a replacement with no markup and even helped me install it. Re the previous review: Bugs happen in the country by a lake, that is why your RV has screens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is older and therefore the sites a bit small for today's bigger rigs. The restrooms are older but clean. The real problem with the park is the bugs. Just to go in or out of the rig, there were 200+ in the rig. If you are into fishing this could be your park, otherwise an overnight stay is ample. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campsites are a little small but our 36' with opposing slides fit fine with room for us outside. Sites are all gravel, ours was reasonably level. Was windy the afternoon we arrived the next morning was beautiful though. We believe it was a good value and will stay again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped here many times in the past few years for an overnighter while enroute to other places. Always find the place clean and friendly. Stayed about a week this time and felt welcomed by the owners and even the seasonal folks who stay most of the summer. If you encounter any problem the owners are right on it. They are at the mercy of the lake water level for access to boat launching. Rest rooms and showers are spotless all the time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great quiet gem of a park on the Bridgeport Reservoir. The couple that owns and runs the park were very nice and helpful the whole week we were there. The bathrooms and showers are the cleanest I have ever seen at any campground. The sites are nicely covered in gravel and level. Our site afforded a great view of the reservoir and picturesque sunsets. Lots of great fishing nearby, including the reservoir if you have your own boat. We were only one of two families with kids in the park, but the kids had a great time playing at the shore and running around the camp. We had over 20 cable stations and all the hook-ups worked well. WiFi only worked near the office, but there was a picnic bench and a counter in side to set your laptop on. The sites were a little narrow and the store didn't have too much to choose from, but other than that we really enjoyed out stay. We would definitely come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice little park. Roads and sites are all gravel. Closest sites to lake are about 100' so not truly "waterfront", but all sites would have some water view. About 20 miles from Bodie State Park. Nice owners. Most sites taken by long term seasonal campers as park is not actually open all year. They are planning on installing Wi-Fi soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A clean, well-maintained RV Park located at the edge of Bridgeport Reservoir. They have a small boat marina here. Fishing was found to be excellent for Rainbow Trout, they also catch German Browns. The management was exceptionally nice, would try to do anything they could to enhance your stay. They have just installed an above ground tank under a canvas like tent which has recirculating water in it. They are using this to grow trout in and these will later be released into the lake. There appear to be several hundred fish in the tank, lots of fun to watch. We will return here. RV Park is just about 2 miles to downtown Bridgeport which has several nice restaurants, etc. Be sure you fuel up before coming here, gas/diesel are extremely high in this town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was friendly. The sites are a bit cramped, some better than others (we stayed in #13 which was pretty tight). Our picnic table was in terrible shape, wobbly and up on blocks. Power was excellent, held 120volts and 60hz very consistently. It appears that each 'wheel' has it's own transformer fed from underground high voltage. The begging deer were rather annoying, 2-3 times a day they're in camp begging: and of course receiving treats from the campers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is not well maintained at all. Sites are not even close to level & are all dirt. But it is centrally located and does have hook ups. They do take reservations so you are assured of having a spot. So if you are going to fish or sight see, and don't plan on staying at camp much, it is fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
On the positive side, the staff are friendly and there is nice hiking in the area. But the campground is very stark, with no shade and it was very hot during the day. The winds kick up in the afternoon so it was not possible for us to keep our awning up for shade. It was fun to have a fire at night, which you can't do in some parts of California due to fire danger. Bathrooms were in need of cleaning. We would not return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate shown is for full-hook ups (no TV), they offer no discounts. As you are driving in on Twin Lakes Road, the RV Park and laundry/shower building come first, do not turn in, continue another 1/4 mile to the Twin Lakes Resort store/office to check-in. They assign you a site and you drive back to the RV Park area. All sites are back-in, semi-level dirt, with no shade. You get a picnic table and fire-ring, they sell wood at the store. Additional fee for showers ($2 in only quarters for 5 min's) and Wi-Fi is $6 per day via Tengointernet. Showers were old and not clean. This is more of an adult setting, quiet with just RV's, and the lake is 1/4 mile away, compared to Annette's Mono Village which is more kid friendly, lake front, noisy, crowded, so you decide. The deer stroll through the campground and come right up to you looking for hand-outs. Well stocked store with fishing supplies and boat rental. Boat rental rates are less expensive on Upper Lake versus Lower Lake, don't know why, as both lakes are stocked with fish. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here while checking out the Bridgeport area of California. This is a beautiful area of the eastern sierras. We would love to stay here again. We plan to return, hopefully next year. The Laundry facilities are wonderful! The convenience store is great! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.