Obsidian Camp at US 395 north of Bridgeport

Here’s a possible place to stop if travelling on US 395. It’s just a bit north of Bridgeport 38.2973N 119.4470W off Little Walker Road on Molybdenite Creek.

Obsidian NFS Campground

See the photo gallery of the Toiyabe National Forest Obsidian Campground

Google Maps provides directions from US 395 that seem to go around the long way. It appears that Little Walker Road also intersects US 395 only about 4 miles from the campground. Google Earth elevation profile of the ‘direct route’ indicates a climb on this route of 844 ft with an average slope of 5% or so. Here’s what Wheels says about access:

“I took the Little Walker Rd from US 395. As I recall it was a typical dirt road that was not too narrow. The route from 108 on the Forest Service map looks very bad “Unimproved or 4 wheel drive Road Suitable for High Clearance Vehicles.” Also several creek crossings.”

Note that CA 108 is Sonora Pass, the second highest in the Sierra Nevada. CA 108 over the pass has some extremely steep grades and is not a recommended route for RV’s. Use Tioga to the south over to Yosemite, a bit higher but a better road with more manageable grades, or highway 88 to the north to get over the mountains.

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