We used to stay here for our anniversary for a week - and we hated to leave. We rented one of the cabins right on the creek and enjoyed every single minute we were there.We had to move to the East Coast and there is NOTHING like this beautiful area. We used to camp at King's Canyon also. I'm a native of CA, so I really miss the peace and space of camping, and the simplicity of staying at Doc & Al's - they always treated us so well - I keep hoping someday we'll get to go back.
I agree with all that Doc & Al's is truly a wonderful place. We have been going there for the past 20 years. I also agree that the owner should inform all guests about the bears that wander into the campground .... it's just a courtesy & also will keep all folks safe.
I've been going to Doc and Al's since I was a little kid and not much has changed with the place. I have always had a great time and love the location. I've stayed in cabins and have also camped in the meadow. The cabins are great. I especially like the Ranger. It is large, has its own bathroom and overlooks Robinson Creek. But for the past few years I have camped out in the meadow. We have just as much fun, but you have to use the central bathroom/shower, which is in need of a major overhaul. Or maybe demolished and rebuilt is the best way to say it. But what I am probably most disappointed in with my latest visit was the fact that there are bears coming into the campground but visitors are not being told about it when they arrive. Now I realize this is the wilderness and this is where bears live....I have no problem with that. I grew up camping and understand we are in their home. But people need to be told there is bear activity in the campground so they can properly store their food. As long as people continue to leave their food out the bears will continue to come. There are no bear boxes here so if you are tent camping your only option for storing your food is your vehicle, which a smart bear will rip open very easily. this really isn't something I want to deal with. So as much I love Doc and Al's I will not be returning until I know this situation has been resolved. Unfortunately, if guests are not being upon checking in that there is a bear problem, they will continue to be bears here and the only way this will be resolved is if DFG comes in and tranquilizes the bears and remove them. And believe me, the bear I saw was huge!!!!!
My husband has been going to Doc and Al's with his family since he was a baby. He got me hooked on going three years ago. We're heading up tomorrow to stay for a week with our babies and we can't wait. Doc and Al's provides the perfect location to enjoy Bridgeport, Bodie, and all of the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
We have been visiting Doc & Al's since 1972 when it was owned by the Lynn & Lois Nearpass. It is an absolutely wonderful family vacation place where we began camping in the small rustic cabins, moving up to larger cabins and now we rent an RV space for the entire month of August annually. My children now bring their kids and there are so many repeat customers there that you always see people from years past every season. It is a very nice and friendly place to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation.
There is only one restroom w/ two shower stalls for men and the same for women. The restrooms appear to not have been remodeled or redocorated since they were built - - many years ago. The office and showers close at 8 PM and are not reopened until 8 AM. Our site was in between two sites where the occupants both had generators. One occupant, who was planning on staying there for two months, ran their generators around 7 am, 12 noon, 6 pm, and 8 pm.
I have been going to Doc & Als for at least 30 years. I have been tent camping, rented their trailers, and used our motorhome. All have been great. I love that you have access to so many rivers and lakes from this spot. We have fished most of the rivers and lakes between here and Yosemite. There are lots of little lakes all through the Sierras that you can get to in a very short time. If we only go for a few days, we usually just fish the river next to Doc & Als for part of the trip and fish Twin lakes for the other. We do love it there.
I have been vacationing at Doc & Al's now for over 20 years. We have introduced many of our friends to this beautiful location in the Sierra's. We have always been taken care of very well by Julie and her staff. We also love this location for it's close proximaty to many great fishing spots that are within 10 miles of our cabin. The campgrounds and cabins are always clean and neat. I have introduced Doc & Al's and the Bridgeport area to my 2 stepsons over the past 5 years and they trruely love the experience. I have rolled over my cabin reservations for many years now and hope to continue for many more years. I just returned yesterday from a 5 nite stay and I am already getting excited about next years trip.
I am 56 and can remeber being at Doc & Al's when I was 10. In all these years and all my travels around the world, Doc & Al's is still the place I am the most comfortable, relaxed and at peace. It is small and homey, rarely crowded (well Fourth of July can be busy) and on some great trout waters. Juliann is just adorable and kind. Don't change a thing.
Nestled on the shore of Bridgeport Reservoir, at 6,500 feet elevation, in the beautiful Eastern Sierra, this full service RV
park provides 38 full hookup sites that will accommodate awnings and slide outs. The park also features tent and ...