September 3, 2007
After each long-term hike the first order of business is to get a shower and then head for "real food". The following places have public showers and have been used by the troop.
East Side of the Sierra's
All are on US Highway 395 and are listed from south to north.
||Sierra Trails RV Park
21282 State Highway 14
Mojave, CA 93501
|$4 normal rate, reduced rate for Boy Scouts (2005)
|From the north: On Highway 14 about 43 miles south of the junction of Highway 395 and Highway 14.
From the south: On Highway 14 about 5.6 miles north of Mojave. (0.3 miles north of California City Blvd.)
||Kirk's Barbershop, Bath House & Pool Room
104 N. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545
|$4, group rate available
|[Note: Not our favorite. Consider other places.]
Center of town, right on highway 14. Just north east of the Whitney Portal turnoff.
Normal hours: Tue-Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
After hours contact Gardners TrueValue Hardware, 104 S. Main St.
|Rock Creek Lakes Resort
P.O. Box 727
||Exit 395 west at Toms Place. About 9 mi. turn left to the resort.
||Pine Cliff Resort
P.O. Box 38
June Lake, CA 93524
||Between 395 and June Lake. Exit 395 west on 158 to June Lake. 0.9 mi. turn right on North Shore Drive. 0.7 mi. turn left on Pine Cliff Road. It is about 0.4 mi. to the resort.
Open mid-April through October.
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm
||Mono Vista RV Park
P.O. Box 178
Lee Vining, CA 93541
|$2.00 for 5 min. of hot water (2003)
|North edge of Lee Vining
West Side of the Sierra's
Listed from south to north.
||Silver City Mountain Resort
P.O. Box 56
Three Rivers, CA 93271
|$4.00 for 4 min. of hot water (2004)
|On Mineral King Road about 3.5 mi. from Mineral King.
Hours: Thur-Mon, 8 am - 8 pm.
|Mono Hot Springs Resort
Mono Hot Springs, CA 93642
|$4.00 with your own soap and towel (2005)
|Past the east end of Highway 168. About 1 mile beyond the High Sierra Ranger Station toward Lake Thomas A. Edison. Turn left at the sign. It is about 1/2 mile.
Hours: Daily, 8 am - 9 pm.
|Vermilion Valley Resort
P.O. Box 258
Lakeshore, CA 93634
|$3.00 with your own soap and towel, $5 without (2005)
|Past the east end of Highway 168. About 7 miles beyond the High Sierra Ranger Station toward Lake Thomas A. Edison. It is just past the damn on the right.
Note: Don't bother calling as they don't answer and won't return a call.
Sequoia National Park
|$2.00 for 8 minutes of hot water (2006)
|Just north of the General Store.
Hours: Daily, 8am - 7pm
|John Muir Lodge
||Grant Grove, CA
Kings Canyon National Park
|$4.00 for unlimited time (2007)
|13 years and older. Showers in the John Muir Lodge which is across the street from the Grant Grove Visitor Center.
Hours: Daily, 11am - 4pm
|Cedar Grove Lodge
||Cedar Grove, CA
Kings Canyon National Park
|$2.50 for 10 minutes of hot water (2007)
|Near Roads End. 100' from the Cedar Grove Lodge. Small showers with wet floors. Used by many campers. Buy tokens in the general store.
Hours: Daily, 7am - 9pm
Other places that the troop has not used
101 N. Main St. (Highway 395)
P.O. Box 849
Big Pine, CA 93513
||Intersection of Highway 395 and Crocker Street in Big Pine
||Wash Tub Coin-op Laundry
236 North Warren Street
Bishop, CA 93514
||Off Main Street next to the library. Situated behind the Film Theater around the back of Joseph's Bi-Rite Market.
Contents of this page provided by Tom Thorpe.
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