Volcanic Tablelands

BLM

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Chalk Bluff Road
Bishop, CA 93514
760-872-5000
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GPS: 37.4202, -118.4284

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 4490 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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5 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
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1bars
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4bars
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Michael & Imkelina
Cambria, CA
25 Dynamax Isata 3 RW
2007 Honda Toad CRV
30 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Michael & Imkelina would stay here again

“Eastern Sierra Paradise”

Reviewed Jul 19, 2017

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Formed over 700,000 years ago by the Long Valley caldera, the Volcanic Tablelands lies just north of Bishop, CA. A rock climbing paradise, this vast volcanic landscape is a dazzling high desert jewel showcasing the imposing Eastern Sierra Mountain Range, a grandiose landscape reflecting a history of extremes. For a select few, it is al... more

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Meant For Adventure

31 Airstream Sovereign
2011 Ford F-250
21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Meant For Adventure would stay here again

“Nice views, close to Bishop, lots of traffic”

Reviewed May 06, 2017

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We spent a night here on the way from Lone Pine to Mammoth. It's a beautiful spot with views overlooking Bishop. We were relatively close to the road so we noticed there was a fair amount of traffic. Not a bad place if you want to be near Bishop!

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3bars
AT&T 4G

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
267 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Expansive empty silence”

Reviewed May 23, 2015

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We spied the perfect spot on a Tuesday as we explored Volcanic Tablelands last, after having looked at every other national forest or BLM spot in the immediate vicinity of Bishop. Pleasant Valley Pit was nothing special, literally a stoney pit with not small but not spacious sites. Another public campground, the name escapes me but... more

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4bars
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1bars
Verizon Extended

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Island Girl Walka...

39 National Tropical
2011 Subaru Impreza
70 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Island Girl Walkabout would stay here again

“360 degree views on a remote hillside”

Reviewed Apr 26, 2015

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We heard about this BLM area through a friend. Although there are quite a few nice looking camping spots, only a couple can accommodate a big rig. We were lucky to find one of those, with a 360 degree view of mountains. The drive is uphill on a dirt road, parts of it washboard, and a bit bumpy but doable. Our site was rocky and... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Technomadia

35 GM 4106 (1961 Bus Conversion)
2009 Mini Cooper
84 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Technomadia would stay here again

“Stunning!”

Reviewed Jan 03, 2015

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It’s a few miles down a bumpy dirt road on this BLM managed land, but so worth it for a spectacular view over Bishop. Big wide expansive views will always win our hearts, and this is one we will yearn to return to.

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Volcanic Tablelands

"The ground on which we stand is sacred ground.  It is the dust and blood of our ancestors. Chief Plenty Coups I have to believe the Paiute came to literally offer homage to these volcanic bluf...

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Volcanic Tablelands | Van-Tramp.com

The Volcanic Tablelands is a vast volcanic landscape that was formed over 700,000 years ago by materials spewing from the Long Valley caldera, located to the northwest [of Bishop, CA] – BLM Moose an...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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