Lower Twin Lake Campground

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest


Lower Twin Lake



Lower Twin Lake Campground, Mono County, CA

Lower Twin Lake Campground

Bridgeport Area
Attractions and Activities

For those camping at Lower Twin Lakes Campground, the greater Bridgeport area and Twin Lakes offer a number hiking trails, lakes, and mountains to explore.

  • Bridgeport Reservoir is known as an excellent fishing destination.
  • Travertine Hot Springs is a soothing 103 degrees.
  • Bodie State Historic Park is a favorite with history buffs, photographers, and the public in general.
  • To the south are Mono Lake and the scenic June Lake Loop.
  • Twin Lakes are known to produce many of the largest brown trout on record.
  • Hike into the Hoover Wilderness from one of many trailheads within easy distance of Bridgeport.
  • Hike from the Upper Twin Lake to scenic Barney Lake.

Key Lower Twin Lakes Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in fire rings.
  2. Quiet Hours: run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets per campsite
  4. To avoid problems with bears, keep food in bear-proof lockers.

Lower Twin Lake Campground

Lower Twin Lakes Campground sits along Robinson Creek, close to the eastern end of the Twin Lakes, 11 miles from Bridgeport. Of the several campgrounds clustered along Robinson Creek, Lower Twin Lakes Campground is the nicest. Campsites are along the creek and well shaded by trees.

A 5 MPH speed limit in the lower lake preserves it as one of the premier fishing lakes in the Sierra. The state record brown trout was taken here in 1985. Lower Twin Lake Campground is a good spot for anglers to set up a base. Nearby Twin Lakes Resort has a marina with boat rentals, a store, laundromat and showers, and an RV park.

Lower Twin Lakes Campground has 24 sites, 14 of which may be reserved while the rest are first-come, first-served. One site is designated only for RVs and 3 others are walk-in, tent-only sites. The remainder accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

Campground Basics
Lower Twin Lakes Campground Location: 10 miles west of Bridgeport on Robinson Creek near Lower Twin Lake
Elevation: 7,080 feet
Mileage/ Driving Times: Stockton - 169 miles, 3:45
Reno - 125 miles, 2:38
Number of Campsites: 24
Open - Closed: May through mid-0ctober
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
Maximum Length of Stay: 14 days
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by Westrek Services for Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Information: Bridgeport Ranger District
(760) 932-7070

Reservations
Reservations available Reservations for some sites; the rest first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 35 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 14
Fees: $26 per night
Reservations: Lower Twin Lake Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Lower Twin Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Lower Twin Lakes Campground: Twin Lakes, boating, fishing, interpretive programs at Robinson Creek Campground, Bodie Historic Gold Mining Town, Bridgeport, Hunewill Guest Ranch, trails from the Upper Twin Lake trailhead leading to scenic Barney Lake and on into Yosemite

General Camping Information

Not all campsites at Lower Twin Lakes Campground can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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