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Great area..Gas prices are "off the chart in Bridgeport" so if your coming from the south load up in Bishop Von's 10cent off per gallon with Von's card. Coming from the North Minden/Gardnerville much lower, but can't really say cheaper with these High prices. Also Sat.4/28 is Trout fishing opener & the Sierra's are low on snow, and the weather is more like summer June temps...the "Mountains are calling and I must go". Bridgeport is also the hub for Ca. Highway Patrol(safe Town)
Just went thru Bridgeport. Yes, the grocery store is no more, plenty of space to park. Hays Street cafe is the best place to eat breakfast in Bridgeport. On 395 there are some USFS campggrounds north of town on both sides of the road. Not sure when they open but they are right on the Walker River and although close to the road they look very nice.
I must have followed you today. The river side open areas are just north of Hwy. 89 turnoff. One CG and one day use area next to the river were open, but I didn't see the CG gate on the other side of the highway open. Lots of fly fishermen out today! What did you think of the 5$ fuel prices in Bridgeport? Cheaper gas at the ARCO in Minden, only 3.77 for reg.
I second Hays St. Cafe - their cinnamon rolls could feed a small family and their hot oatmeal was good enough for the cowboys sitting next to us to order. Downside was the price of gasoline - ouch! Isn't there a hot springs nearby, too?
X2 on Fort Independence for gas and diesel price. Cheap as Mojave which is only 40 miles from the refinerys in Bakersfield. Of coarse they would like you to step into the casino. Also has dump station and excellent water if you are dry camping in the area. Downtown Indy, try Jennys cafe.
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I agree with the other two posters...For Breakfast Hays can't be beat!!!! For a little nap the now closed Grocery Store is the place to park. Good Luck..I'll be up there in late June then again in August..I can't wait to go Camping beats work any day!!!!!