Location: near Bridgeport, Ca.
Sites: 17 Standard sites, 8 tent only sites
Nightly Fee: $23.00 standard sites
Amenities: Centrally located toilets and drinking water, each site… picnic table, fire pit and bear box
Topography: Mountainous, sits along Robinson Creek, nicely shaded by tall pines in many areas
Miles One-Way: 354
Directions: From So Cal area I-15 north US-395 north to Bridgeport, Ca. left on Twin Lakes Rd approximately 9 miles to Robinson Creek Campground entrance on the left
Website: Robinson Creek Campground (South)
Robinson Creek South Campground provides a minimum of 13 sites on the creek for quick and easy access if you’re into stream fishing California. Combined with the neighboring Robinson Creek North campground, you can easily spend all day in and out of these streams catching some beautiful rainbow trout. Dinner is easily caught and very seldom does one go back to their campsite empty handed along this stream.
If you are into photography and want some incredible areas to shoot, you’ll want to grab your camera and wander downstream for about 15 minutes or so and experience the stream between Robinson Creek North and Honeymoon Flats campground. As always take a rod/reel and bait with ya’ because there are some incredible fishing holes along the way that are a lot less fished than those closer to the campgrounds!
If you enjoy taking your chances without reserving a site in advance, Robinson Creek North adjoins Robinson Creek South and is predominately first come, first serve. Our first two or three years camping in the Bridgeport area found us just driving up and hoping for a site in the north campground and we always seemed to get one.
Now that we take advantage of solar power to keep our batteries topped off we normally make reservations in order to get a site that will provide the sunlight that we need for everything. One of the things that is so amazing about these awesome Bridgeport campgrounds, Ca., is the incredible abundance of shade from these amazing Jeffrey pines. If you do use solar panels you will want to be a little selective choosing your site in order to meet your solar needs.
As with all the other campgrounds in this area, deer are plentiful and are often brave enough to walk up to your table when you’re eating and beg some scraps from ya’. When the meal is over though one must consistently put away all the food and dishes because the deer aren’t the only ones looking for scraps. The bears in this vicinity don’t always wait until dark to come out and play. If you clean your catch in your campsite, be sure an clean up real good!
For us so far, this campground is the best in California camping and fishing and to this day remains our all time favorite. For more information please visit… Robinson Creek Campground (South).
By R.C. Stude