Paradise Shores Camp

2399 Highway 182, Bridgeport, CA  93517

Date Visited: September 2022

Site: #24, back-in, Full hookups (30-amp)

We paid: $55.55 per night


Paradise Shores RV Camp is a small, simple campground on the eastern shore of Bridgeport Reservoir. Though the campground is not fancy and initial impressions were not great, they have made the most of what they have–very clean restrooms, a beautiful communal campfire/grill/outdoor kitchen area, and some trees, including aspens. This was also the best wi-fi we have ever had in a campground.

Site 24 was a lakeview site on the lower level, which is definitely better than the upper level. You can see the lake and distant mountains, and there are lots of birds around. Sites are wide enough to not feel on top of each other, though they are fairly short. The sites directly across from us were tent sites that were often unoccupied, so they were good for kitty exploring.

This is a good site from which to explore Mono Lake and Bodie State Historic Park, but it is a bit far to keep driving to everything. Staying in Lee Vining might be a better option, especially for Mono Lake and Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows. The town of Bridgeport is about 2 miles away on the other side of the reservoir and has a couple of historic buildings and okay restaurants.

Check in was easy, as they had our reservation posted on a bulletin board as we drove in. A man did come out of a trailer to help us know which way to go, but it’s a pretty small park, so not hard to figure out. We would stay here again if in the area.

The view of Bridgeport Reservoir
The common campfire area
Site 24
Side view of site 24