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Volcanic Tablelands


The site is located 6 miles north of Bishop, California.


The Volcanic Tablelands is a vast volcanic landscape that was formed over 700,000 years ago by materials spewing from the Long Valley caldera, located to the northwest.


From Bishop, take State Highway 6 north to Five Bridges Road, then take a left. Proceed on Five Bridges Road 5 miles until it turns into a dirt road. At the entrance to the area, there is a BLM kiosk that provides map and route information for the Tablelands.

Visitor Activities:

Four-wheel driving, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.

Permits, Fees, Limitations:

No permits or fees are required for casual use. Four-wheel-drive and motorcycle touring opportunities are permitted on established routes only.



Camping and Lodging:

Camping is available at BLM's Horton Creek Camground, located 8.5 miles north on U.S. Highway 395. Take a left on Millpond Road, then follow signs. Various types of lodging are available in Bishop.

Food and Supplies:

Food and supplies are available in Bishop.

First Aid:

No first aid is available on-site. The closest hospital is located in Bishop.

Additional Information: The area is a primitive recreation area with no visitor facilities. Spring, fall, and winter are the best seasons to visit.
Bureau of Land Management
Bishop Field Office
351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100
Bishop, CA 93514
Phone: (760) 760 872-5000
Fax: (760) 872-5050