Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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The Volcanic Tableland, just north of Bishop, is a large flat plateau that was formed some 700,000 years ago by the erupting Long Valley Caldera. The tablelands offers many opportunities to explore and recreate. Since most of the tableland is BLM land there is also the opportunity to camp here.

The southeast corner of the tablelands offer a good selection of already established campsites. You’ll likely find many others enjoying the free, dispersed camping here. There aren’t any amenities here. Please observe the 14 day camping limit and keep a clean campsite.

The camping at the Volcanic Tablelands is also close to some fantastic climbing, including the Happy and Sad Bouldering areas.

The Tablelands are also known for Native American rock art and petroglyphs. These can be found primarily in the Fish Slough area of the tableland.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Fall
Summer

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

0.00 $ (0.00 €)

Pros

Fantastic views. Free dispersed camping. Close to bouldering areas.

Cons

No amenities.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

BLM

Features

Big vistas
Wildlife
Family friendly

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

20

Lodging type

Rustic cabin

Maximum trailer length

40.00 ft (12.19 m)

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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