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Motors Allowed?
Yes
Difficulty
Easy / Class A
Distance
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Warm people and world-class trout fishing draw anglers to the tiny Eastern Sierra town of Bridgeport. Fed by the East Walker River, Buckeye Creek, and Robinson Creek, the Bridgeport Reservoir provides both watersport recreation and irrigation water for agriculture in neighboring Lyon County.

Local fisheries stock brown, cutthroat, and rainbow trout that thrive in the cool mountain waters. Fly fishing is best in spring and fall when fish are near the shoreline. Bait fishing is preferable in summer months as fish head to deeper waters in the center of the lake. 

Bridgeport Reservoir welcomes all types of watercraft, from kayaks to sailboats and motorboats. The recent drought has, however, affected water levels and launch sites. The privately owned marina and local sporting goods stores are the best resource for up to date reports on fishing and water levels.  

A fish cleaning station and abundant day use picnic areas are located on the east bank of the reservoir, just off of Highway 182.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Excellent trout fishing.

Cons

Low water levels affect boat launches.

Address

Sweetwater Rd
3201
Bridgeport, CA 93517
United States

Features

Campgrounds + Campsites
Backcountry camping
Lodging
Hot springs
Fishing
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Bird watching
Wildlife

Site characteristics: Water

Lake

Portage required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

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

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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

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