If you and your pooch are looking for a Fido-friendly Inyo National Forest getaway, Four Jeffrey Campground is a pawesome place for you to pitch your tent! Perched on the banks of the south fork of Bishop Creek, the campground is shaded by mature Aspens and boasts fabulous views of Table Mountain. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, it’ll be easy for you and your buddy to keep cool. You might even need to wrap up warm at night!
The spectacularly scenic location comes at the cost of your creature comforts, though -- you won’t find any showers, electricity, or RV hookups here. Never mind -- Four Jeffrey’s proximity to recreation options might go some way towards making up for it! Don’t bother asking about the name; everyone’s going to tell you a different story. Four Jeffrey can get quite busy during peak season, so it’s best to book early to ensure your spot! Daily rates start at $26 per night.
If casting a line is your idea of a good time, you’ll be glad to know that Bishop Creek is home to a large population of trout, and you can cook your catch on one of the grills provided with every campsite. Four Jeffrey even has a fish cleaning station! The area also has plenty to offer to hound-dog hikers and nature-loving pups. There’s a trailhead for the famous, long-distance John Muir Trail nearby, leading to the stunningly beautiful wilderness area of the same name, where you’ll find a route for each and every ability. It’s best to get to the wilderness early if you’re looking to snatch some solitude -- the trails are very popular in the summer months. The gorgeous South Lake is just a short drive away, and the routes here meander around ponds and run past majestic waterfalls.
Wifi isn’t available at Four Jeffrey, and cellular coverage varies from spotty to non-existent -- ideal for people who occasionally fantasize about throwing their phone off a cliff or bridge, but not a great choice for those who need to stay in constant contact. Fires are permitted in designated rings, but like in most California forests, regulations can change with the weather. You’ll also find drinking water at the campground. Remember to bring waste bags for your four-pawed pal, and have a furrific time!