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Overview of Horton Creek Campground

Number of Sites 49

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 4,888 ft / 1,489 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 5/22/2016
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Andrea E.
TX 26' Lazy Daze Rear Bath 2011 Honda Fit
19 reviews
“Gorgeous BLM setting”

Reviewed 5/22/2016

Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 12
Site Number: 47
Overall Rating

This is BLM land and the area is primitive as with many dry camping sites. The price is $5.00 and I paid @2.50/night with the Golden Access Pass. The bathrooms are vault toilets and were kept clean and smelled of bleach. There is water available and also the dump is working as far as I can see. It's about 25 min north of Bishop which has a nice Vons, a Kmart and a RiteAid. There are a fair amount of little stores.

I have been staying in the upper loop and not many folks seem to want to park up here. The sites are lumpy and pretty un-level. People have obviously dug indentations in the sites to help in leveling. I made use of one of these helpers in order to get mostly level before I used my automatic leveling feet. I'm in a 26 ft. Class C. A few of the big rigs I saw trying to park tried to make it work but left and went back to the lower loop.

There were two days of very intense wind which blew some tents kind of flat. It shook the RV pretty good and I was glad when it was over. The campground is close to the foothills and there isn't anything to break the wind. The weather now in mid May is pretty moderate. As the other reviewer stated, the road was asphalt and is deteriorating reverting to the dirt that is under it. There are very nice concrete picnic tables with a pole next to them that has hooks to hang some things on. Also there are large metal round fire containers with a huge grate.

There are spectacular views which are captivating with the constant movement of clouds, sun and desert foliage.

There is a couple here who are the camp hosts.

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Andrea E. would stay here again

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“Gorgeous views and great location”

Reviewed 5/8/2015

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 9
Site Number: 47
Overall Rating

We've stayed here twice--once in October 2014 for a week, and in May 2015 for 9 days. Both times, the campground was never more than about a quarter full. This campground is super quiet. The road is completely paved to the edge of the campground, and from there, the interior road was paved, but is mostly converting back to sand. It's a little rough in places, but no problem for a Class A to get all the way to the back.

Sites are well-spaced, and many towards the back have excellent views of the Sierras. All sites have enough room for a big RV and a car, or even several RVs, but most are pretty unlevel. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table.

There are trash dumpsters at the entrance, potable water spigots throughout, and vault toilets. Although a dump station was put in just a couple years ago, it is out of commission for 2015 because it was leaking. Dumps are available in Bishop, and also north at the next BLM campground, Crowley Lake.

Site #46 is one of our favorites of all time, especially when the skies put on fantastic light shows at dawn and dusk.

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Rayn would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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