The Bridgeport area is one of the jewels of the Eastern Sierra.
The town of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Valley are among the jewels of the Eastern Sierra. Originally called Big Meadows, this fertile valley offers a truly glorious setting of open range and grassland. It is the gateway to the remote and unspoiled reaches of Yosemite National Park. High above this lush valley is the Sawtooth Ridge of the High Sierra Crest. This is an exciting area known for it's desparate rock climbs and ski mountaineering routes. This ridge is aptly named with its knifelike spears of granite splitting the sky with splendid accuracy.

The largest Brown Trout ever landed in the state was caught here in the Bridgeport area at nearby Upper Twin Lake. Weighing over 26 pounds, this fish is only the latest record in a long string of record setting fish caught here. Fishermen from far and wide visit in the spring and fall to fish for the next record breaker.

Fishing is just one feature of this beautiful and serene town. Another major attraction of this area are the historical locales which abound throughout the region. These towns and sites offer exciting glimpses into the harsh, historic past. The pioneers found many hardships here, yet also found spectacular beauty then, as it is now, inspirational.

Location
Bridgeport is located on Highway 395, approximately 50 miles north of Mammoth. Mileages from Bridgeport:

Death Valley — 252 miles
Lee Vining — 25 miles
Yosemite Valley — 101 miles
Los Angeles — 356 miles
San Francisco — 312 miles
Virginia City, Nevada — 98 miles
Reno, Nevada — 115 miles

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