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This dirt road with indian artwork is thru Fish Slough area, located NE of Bishop CA off of Hwy. 6 which leads to Laws Railroad Museum & Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. The Owens's Valley which is also known as Hwy. 395 offers plenty indian drawings & viewing spots.

Vast views from Fish Slough Road over to the majestic Eastern Sierra Nevada Range.

Indian Table AreaIf you are exploring the Eastern Sierra & the upper elevations are unreachable, you can always go visit some indian Petroglyphs.

Tucked way up in Fish Slough, NE of Owen River/ Tablelands area, graded dirt roads lead to Inyo Rangemultiple indian sights. Inyo National Forest Map, plus another back country road map & GPS are highly advised.

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While motorized travel is prohibited in some canyons leading to wilderness areas, hikers can leave the dirt roads to discover more indian Petroglyphs & maybe even find some artifacts.

Hundreds, if not thousands of petroglyphs can be found in the surrounding regions of National Forest & BLM lands. Subtle remains of indian life still remain if you have the patience & know what to look for.

Sad but True: Some petroglyphs may be marred by graffiti & idiots trying to chisel them off. Play it safe & do not remove any arrowheads, baskets, pottery or other artifacts from the lands you visit. Simply report them & their location to the Museum at Independence.


Indian Grinding Holes

If you plan to backpack & camp overnight in the Wilderness Area, contact a BLM ranger for the permits or to find out any possible restrictions.


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Primitive Camping
along Backroads

A back road map of the is very helpful when exploring this land. Open dispersed camping is allowed on these dirt roads. The only campground nearby with facilities is Pleasant Valley Campground located next to Hwy. 395 & Chalk Bluff Rd.

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