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The Eastern Sierra's during the fall season are spectacular. The golden aspen trees can be comparable to the New England autumn scenery, especially against the cool colored granite towering above, even better with a fresh dusting of snow. On Highway 395, northbound, you may have passed this exit named Tom's Place on your bolt outta Bishop, headed up to Mammoth or Tahoe. The rural community known as Toms Place is situated next to the fishing & camping paradise of Rock Creek & Lake Crowley. Rock Creek Lake is 10 miles deep into the Sierra range, way, way up the canyon.
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elevation: 7072' population: 115 zip code: 93546


Granite mountains meet high desert terrain. Lake on east side of highway, lush creeks on the other.

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Mono County
N of Bishop
on Hwy 395



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot springs
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • horseback riding
  • Casa Diablo Hot Springs
  • Hot Creek Hot Springs
  • Snow Skiing
  • snow mobiling
  • XC Skiing
  • snowboarding
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Inyo National Forest
  • Toiyabe National Forest
  • Mono Lake
  • Rock Creek Snow Park
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness
  • Owens River
  • Pine Creek Trailhead
  • tom's place campgrounds

    Crowley Lake Campground
    BLM Campgrounds Crowley
    Rock Creek Campgrounds
    French Camp - Eastern Sierra Campgrounds
    McGee Creek Campground
    Big Meadow Campground
    Rock Creek Lake Group Campground
    Tuff Campground
    McGee Creek RV Park & Campground

    tent camping

    Where the fishing is good & the crowds are minimal. If you want a Eastern Sierra canyon to call your own, Rock Creek near Lake Crowley may be your spot for the weekend. Summer campers are here on the peak holiday weekends, but most of the time it's pretty secluded & scenic. Aspen & boulder lined creek beds, awesome camping & cabins, plus granite views. As of 2008, the lodge at Tom's Place is very rustic -- and unfortunately run down. The cafe & bar are still very active.

    nearby towns:
    Crowley Lake
    Round Valley (Inyo)
    Mammoth Lakes
    Convict Lake
    local links:

    Bishop Visitors Bureau
    690 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514

    Sierra Drifters Fly Fishing Guides
    Rock Creek Snow Park
    Eastern Sierra - Highway 395
    Eastern Sierra Transit Authority
    Eastern Sierra Avalanche Bulletin
    Rock Creek Horse Pack Station
    Sierra Wave Local News
    Roadside Heritage, Eastern Sierra
    Rovana, California
    Pine Creek Road

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