• Overview
  • Q&A
  • Cell Service
  • Reviews (2)
  • Amenities

Overview of Silver Canyon Dispersed Camping

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 4,396 ft / 1,339 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

Q&A - Ask the Community about Silver Canyon Dispersed Camping

Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Silver Canyon Dispersed Camping

Reviews of Silver Canyon Dispersed Camping 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 5/7/2020
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/7/2020
Thumb official tcn logo
thecampingnerd
ID 32' Heartland Prowler Dodge 2500
6 reviews
“BLM land that's very close to Bishop, CA but doesn't have a lot of good campsites and there's tons of glass.”

Reviewed 5/7/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Overall Rating

This area has no signs or markings to show it’s BLM land but it seems like once Silver Canyon Road turns into a dirt road you can camp pretty much anywhere along it as long as you aren’t blocking anyone.

At first, we drove up to what is the main camping area that is on a small road that turns off to the left at the top of the hill by the base of the mountain. There were already a lot of people camping there. It’s very narrow and the two large campsites closest to the main road that were big rig friendly were already taken so we decided not to risk driving further with our trailer.

It ended up being a good call because after exploring the area in the truck we found that road just gets more narrow and doesn’t have a lot of good campsites for trailers but if you have a van or are a tent campers you might find a good spot.

It does end up looping around back to the canal that you cross right before the road turns into dirt so if you do drive down it you can eventually get out but there aren’t many places to turn around and you might get your RV scratched up from trees and sage brush.

We ended up backing our trailer into a good spot just past the rusted out sign on the main road. It’s probably one of the only good big rig friendly sites besides the two sites at the beginning of the main camping area road. There was a ton of glass we had to pick out of the campsite and there’s garbage everywhere in that area.

If you keep driving down Silver Canyon Road past the left turn to the main camping road you will get to a spot where water runs across the road and is not RV traversable. There is a large area to the right just before the water that could be a nice campsite for big RVs but it’s a bit of a risk since there wasn’t much room to turn around especially with a trailer. I would stop at the main camping area and walk up the road to make sure no one is in that spot before driving to it.

Silver Canyon BLM is just a few miles north of Bishop, CA which is an amazing little town with lots to do. The mountains to the west are full of hiking trails and lakes to explore. You can access the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest via Silver Canyon but you will need to have a vehicle with 4 wheel drive.

There were a lot of people driving into the canyon going really fast on Silver Canyon Road but it was a fairly peaceful place otherwise and we had good cell service. I did see a baby rattlesnake when I was walking on the road so keep an eye out for them and watch your pets.

The Arco gas station in town has a free RV dump station, potable water, and dumpsters. There are two nearby grocery stores and lots of restaurants as well.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

thecampingnerd would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

Thumb tails from the road logo color low res 1inch
Tails from the Road
NM 24' Winnebago Minnie Mini Cooper
16 reviews
“Good spot outside of Bishop”

Reviewed 1/31/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 0
Overall Rating

This is a quiet and dark sky spot about 6 miles from Bishop. Silver Canyon road is a decent dirt road. I got in a tight spot and will have to back out. Not recommend for big rigs. I visited in January so other options were more limited. This is BLM land so is legal. I found a spot on the left side just past a big rusted out sign. The Verizon signal was very good and got a few TV channels including NBC.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Tails from the Road would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

Be the first to add a note for Silver Canyon Dispersed Camping!

Add a note!

Be the first to add a video for Silver Canyon Dispersed Camping!

Add Video!

Thumb official tcn logo
thecampingnerd
ID 32' Heartland Prowler Dodge 2500
6 reviews
Silver Canyon BLM Bishop, CA - Camping Review & Info

We stayed at the Silver Canyon BLM Bishop, CA in April 2020. Our previous stop was The Trona Pinnacles. Campground Info Location: 37.402510, -118.331795 Cost: Free Camping Limit: 14 Day Amenities: N...

Contact us to update this listing.

Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Pets
  • pets

Nearby

J Diamond Mobile Ranch

Gross, didn't stay even though I had a reservation.

- Sue's Moving Road Blog

Eastern Sierra Tri County Fair

Excellent urban camping and lovely mountain views!

- Teddi & Roger

Arco Gas Station

Free and easily accessible RV dump station with potable water, propane, and dumpsters.

- thecampingnerd

Highlands RV Park

nice people, too cramped

- Dudubangbang

Casa Diablo Cliff Side

Handy to Bishop and Highway 395

- A. Christensen

Brown's Town Campground

Nice place to stop for a couple of days.

- Concordchris

Volcanic Tablelands

360 Degree Views. Very little privacy.

- afamilyoutside

Group 2 Created with Sketch.
Back to Top