| 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.
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