COVID 19 - The state of California issuing guidance to help businesses operate and stay safe during the COVID 19 situation. Most Businesses in Mono County / Bridgeport are open. Some modifications have been made to help keep our communities safe.
Campgrounds operated by the USDA are open. Reservations can be made online at https://www.recreation.gov/ and typing in Bridgeport, California
Local resorts, Doc & Al's, Twin Lakes Resort, & Mono Village are open and offering camping & cabin rentals.
Twin Lakes Marinas are open and offering boat rentals and mooring. Lower Twin / Our resort also offers Kayak & SUP rentals.
Restaurants are open - Mono Village Cafe, Twin Lakes Resort Deli, Bridgeport also has dining options such as Jolly Kone, Burger Barn, Rhinos Bar & Grill, Sportsman's Bar, High Sierra Bakery & 1881 Coffee Shop. Big Meadow Brewing is open and you can now try out Growlers Eatery right next door.
There are some great motels in Bridgeport if you are having trouble finding lodging at the Lakes. We highly recommend Walker River Lodge & Silver Maple Inn.
Yosemite is open but does require a reservation to enter, you can get more info at https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
For details on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, please visit their website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf
There are some really great hikes in the area, get more info at https://www.alltrails.com/ - you can also come into our store for some complimentary maps of the area or some really good detailed hiking maps available for purchase.
Need help finding things to do? Need directions? Have other questions? Stop by our store here on Lower Twin and let us help you out. We have free maps, visitor guides, detailed maps for purchase, directions, and recommended places to visit posted in our visitors' area located in our Deli. Enjoy Free WiFi and a bite to eat while you plan out your adventures here in the High Sierra.
Fishing on both Upper and Lower Twin offers great fun from boat or shore. The top 2 state record Brown Trout comes out of these lakes weighing in at over 26 lbs! Stop by our boathouse and get a map of Lower Twin and find out what bait and lures are working well and where.
Located off of Twin Lakes Road below/before Lower Twin, you can find many roads and trails leading to Robinson Creek. You can also take Buckeye Road off of Twin Lakes Road to fish Buckeye Creek. These fish are stocked frequently by DFW and also have some beautiful wild Browns and Brook Trout.
Both the East and West Walker Rivers run just North of Bridgeport. You can access the West Walker by driving North on Highway 395 and the East Walker by driving out on Highway 182. East Walker has special regulations while West Walker is open for the normal fishing season and no special tackle restrictions.
There is a reason why they call this area a fishermen's paradise. There are literally hundreds of lakes, streams, and rivers to fish. Just South of Bridgeport is Virginia Lakes and North is Sonora Pass, along with many other alpine lakes. There are also a ton of backcountry lakes you can hike to and catch Brook Trout, Rainbows, and even Golden Trout.
4-mile hike one way - The trailhead can be reached by parking at Mono Village Resort on Upper Twin Lake. This lake is a beautiful hike and the lake has some great fishing. Once parked, hike up towards the meadow and stay to the right following the trail signs.
5-mile loop hike - The trailhead can be reached by parking at Mono Village Resort on Upper Twin Lake. This lake is a beautiful hike and the lake has some great fishing. Once parked, take the bridge across the creek and follow the trails around to the right until you cross a walking bridge. After this, turn left and follow the switchbacks.
Highway 108 West, just North of Bridgeport, offers some amazing hikes to some beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Check out Secret Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and Levitt Falls. Photo by Sonora Pass Vacations.
Virginia Lakes Trail offers amazing views, alpine lakes, waterfalls, and good fishing. Just south of Bridgeport, take Virginia Lakes Road to the end of the road where there is a parking lot.
The 100-acre lake offers solid fishing without the usual crowds. A mere 15-minute ride from Lee Vining can have you feeling like you’ve left most other anglers and hikers behind. The man-made lake is long and rather skinny and offers a boat dock and lots of easy shore access.
Mono Lake is South of Bridgeport on Highway 395. On the South Side of the beautiful Salt Lake, you can take the South Tufa Trail and see these amazing Tufa Towers.
Located only 12 miles from the resort, you won't want to miss the chance to soak in one of the most beautiful hot springs with the most breathtaking view. Take Twin Lakes Road down to Bridgeport and turn Right at the Shell station / Hwy 395. Take this road just south of town. After you cross the bridge over Walker River, follow the road to the right. Look on your left side for Jack Sawyer Road. Turn left here and follow the dirt road up to the hot springs.
Located 6 miles from the resort, Buckeye is by far one of the coolest settings for a natural hot spring. Offering many pools set right alongside Buckeye Creek, you will surely enjoy yourself. Please note this hot spring does require a bit of hiking to get down to. There are a couple of trail options to get to the springs. Take Twin Lakes Road towards Bridgeport for 3 miles. Turn left at Buckeye Road. Follow this road for 3 miles. You will see a sign that says “Hot Springs” and points right. Follow this, park at the top of the hill and hike down the hill to the hot springs which are located next to the creek.
Located 29 miles from the resort, Bodie is an original mining town from the late 1800s. What’s left today stands in a state of “arrested decay” and is maintained by the California State Parks System, who took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park. Take Twin Lakes Road down to Bridgeport and turn Right at the Shell station/Highway 395. Take this road 13 miles south of town and turn left at the sign for Bodie.
Located 40 miles from the resort, June Lake Loop makes a great day trip. Here you will find Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Silver Lake, and Rush Creek. Enjoy Fishing, Hiking, Dining, Boating, and much more!
Located 23 miles from the resort. Explore some of the original buildings still standing from the 1800s with great views of the valley.
Located 15 miles from the resort, Green Creek Road makes a great day trip for fishing, hiking, and relaxing. Pack a picnic because you're going to want to stay and fish. Or bring along something to eat as you hike to one of the many alpine lakes, such as Green Lake, while you're exploring here.
From the town of Bridgeport, you can head North on Highway 395. This will take you on a beautiful drive next to the West Walker River. The river will meet the highway about 27 miles from the resort and will run next to the highway for about 15-20 miles from that point. This is another great place to fish and offers a lot of fly fishing options too. You will also enjoy the towns of Walker, Coleville & Topaz along the way.
Located 52 miles from the resort, Topaz Lake offers fishing, hiking and also has a lodge with a Café & Casino.
Levitt Meadows Pack Station offers great local horseback riding and pack trips.
The Mono County site offers a ton of info on
visiting the area, things to do, and more.
The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce has a great website with tons of information.
The Bridgeport Visitors Center has brochures for places to visit while in the area. Located at 137 Emigrant Street, Bridgeport, California.
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