Just the name "Pleasant Valley Campground" conjures up good times in the great outdoors with family or friends. The setting is primitive, with hills backing a wide open space alongside Owen River, where they say the trout fishing is legendary. The campground caters to RVs and tent sites with vault-style restrooms but no showers, although water can be accessed from a well on-site. There’s no electricity for hook-ups, but there are fire pits for cooking and a tranquil ambiance that deletes the worries of the world from the moment you arrive.
If the family dog has stowed away in the back of the camper, they’ll be welcome at Pleasant Valley with a few basic rules like 'keep your pooch on a leash no longer than six feet outside a vehicle' and 'monitor them the whole time of your stay.' Dog owners are expected to pick up their pooch's waste and keep them at a distance from other guests.
The camp layout is an untamed desert landscape with magnificent views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area where visitors set up camp is dominated by grassy knolls, dirt, and no trees for shade. It's recommended you lock up all foodstuffs as raccoons come calling to see what they can find. This is a top destination where rock climbers stay and look forward to visiting Happy Boulders, a volcanic area with massive rocks around five miles from the city of Bishop, steeped in water rights history. This ancient archeological area is a popular haunt for climbers at any level of expertise.
Bishop is a convenient stopover to fuel up or pack the RV with groceries and is only 10 minutes from Pleasant Valley Campgrounds, so you get the best of both worlds camping out under a star-lit sky while having a populated area nearby.
The camp is at its peak times from June to November but is open all year round, so folks can come from all over to be wowed by the desert scenery. Fly fishing is another popular pursuit in the Owen River and nearby reservoir, where the catch of the day is generally brown trout. Access roads to the camp are paved and flat, so there is no problem with larger RVs and trailers getting to the park Take a breather and head for Pleasant Valley Campgrounds, where the family dog joins in the fun!