If you're in the mood for a true bush-whacking experience, look no further than Fish Creek. This bare-bones campground can be found in the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is very popular among anglers and hikers. The higher elevation of the area provides spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. It should be noted that a mass hazard-tree removal prevents this campground from opening until 2020.
It's small shelters only at Fish Creek, so leave the RV at home for this experience. To ensure you fit on one of the 7 sites scattered along the creek, double-check that your trailer is less than 20 feet in length. There is no drinking water at the facility, so be sure to bring along lots for both you and your camping doggo. The cost to stay overnight at a single site is $25.23, with any additional vehicles bringing up the total by $7 per night. You'll find a fire ring and picnic at each space, and vault toilets are on the premises. Due to the California weather, fire bans are often put in place, so please check before you light a campfire!
This campground makes an excellent home base for those wanting to spend their days at the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, where fishing, boating, swimming, and fun are all up for grabs! You can also fill up the gas tanks while you're here, easing your mind for the trip home. On the actual Fish Creek Campground, see if you can spot any eagles during your stay. Both bald and golden eagles frequent this area, so don't miss out on the opportunity to see these incredible birds of prey! Be sure to take your fur buddy for a trek on the French Trail, which is accessible right by the grounds.
Doggy campers are definitely welcome at Fish Creek, but the rules beyond that become a bit fuzzy. We recommend bringing a lead for your pooch and keeping them close to you and off of any of the nearby sites. As always, help make sure canines are welcome to Fish Creek for seasons to come by cleaning up all waste they leave behind.
To get way out in the mountains for your next camping trip, give Fish Creek a try!