Area Info

Regional Attractions & Activities

One of the best things about coming to visit our area is that we truly do have something of interest to do for almost everyone! From outdoor sports and recreation to unique shopping and dining that gives you a true taste of America’s Golden West, the most difficult thing you’ll have to do is choose which activities to do first.

Fishing – East Sierra Mountains
Dude Ranch Horses
Bridgeport Inn
Bodie Stamp Mill
Sunset through Forest Trees

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Outdoor Sports

  • Seasonal fishing and hunting in the many mountains and scenic waterways throughout our area
  • Fishing and hunting licenses available from several local outlets
  • A variety of exciting off-road trails for your ATV and dirt bike enjoyment

Outdoor Recreation

Dude Ranch Horses

Unique Shopping

Uncommon and eclectic shops in Bridgeport, Lee Vining, Mono Lake and other nearby towns, including:

  • Sierra Strange Museum – for those whose tastes are out of the ordinary
  • Sweetwater Outpost – Amazing gifts and one-of-a-kind jewelry at surprisingly affordable prices
  • Bodie Mercantile – A truly singular historic museum in the town’s original general store building, much of whose wares are for sale and fund the preservation of Bodie Historical Park just a few miles away
  • And much more!

Dining Adventures

Bridgeport Inn

Historic Tourism

Bodie Stamp Mill

Natural Attractions

  • Nature’s Hot Tubs – Travertine Hot Springs, just up the ridge from Bridgewater; and Buckeye Hot Spring, not far away
  • Sky Time Helicopter Air Tours – Serving Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area to see the magnificence of the High Sierra from a soaring eagle’s viewpoint
  • Yosemite! The Bridgeport area is a great jumping-off point for a day trip to Yosemite. Avoid the long lines, traffic and exorbitant prices by staying here, booking your trip online, and parking your vehicle to take the official park tour bus.
  • There’s so much nature all around us, you’d have to try to run out of things to do!
Sunset through Forest Trees

Area Events

There are many annual and seasonal events to enjoy in and around Bridgeport. During our spring-through-fall season, here are a few you might want to participate in:


Last Saturday of month, fishing season opens. In Bridgeport, this is akin to a religious holiday!


Mono County Museum opens—always some new exhibit or display to check out!
Last weekend of the month – Memorial Day Weekend officially starts high season here.


Fishing Day, sponsored by the state Department of Fish & Game
Bridgeport Trout Tournament for bait fishermen


July 4th – You don’t want to miss our annual Independence Day Celebration, a three-day event done up in small town style! It starts with a parade commemorating the brave pioneers that first settled our area, followed by a grand street fair with arts & crafts displays, a cowboy poetry slam, concerts, a dance, sports competitions, and winding up with our famous lakeside fireworks display! In between, the International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo bucks and snorts through two days with big competitions: • Bull Riding • Barrel Racing • Saddleback Riding • Steer Wrestling • Team Roping • Rodeo Clowning


Annual BBQ Fundraiser for our friends, the 4th of July Committee
Season Opener – Archery Hunting


Labor Day Weekend – Annual Founder’s Day Celebration Second Saturday – Annual Monument Erection, E. Clampus Vitus Fishing Day – State Fish & Game Department Season Opener – Rifle Hunting


Bridgeport Trout Tournament – Fly Fishing Leaf Peeping Season Starts Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner


Last Minute Rush – Fishing Season ends on the 15th!

Other Local Resources

Fishing Seasons, Licenses & Hot Spots
Hunting Seasons, Licenses & Hot Spots
Deer Hunters
Area History