Originally Posted by zbaird
There is a real big nice one that can camp several groups with a bunch of cottonwoods. It gets camped at occasionally by privates and gets some commercial overnight traffic. I'm spacing how far above Pinnacle it is, but you could go out to parkdale from there in a day at decent flows for sure. If it is just you and a couple dogs there should be lots of makeshift options, a bigger group, less.
If memory serves, Cottonwood camp is about MM 256 on highway 50, pinnacle rock is at MM 258. I suppose you could always camp at AHRA Lone Pine as well, but it's a hardened site, but it is about 1/2 way between Vallie Bridge and Pinnacle. In the summer, there are numerous rattlesnake reports at Cottonwood...