Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Independence Creek Campground is a scenic little campground run by Inyo County Parks set along a stream with the town's scenic view of the Eastern Sierra Nevada range.

With sites straddling Independence Creek, there is little privacy here between neighboring sites, though the campground itself is spacious enough that campers will likely be able to find a spot away from others here. 

There are 29 camp sites, each with a table and fire ring or grill. Water spigots are generally near sites along Onion Valley Road, and two vault toilets are placed at the center and west end of the campground. A small wooden bridge crosses the creek, allowing cars to pull to the north side of the creek. Camp sites here don't have water, but are generally set immediately beside the creek and beneath the shade of trees.

A trail at the end of the campground heads about 1/2 mile to the Eastern Sierra Museum and the town of Independence. Although despite the town lying so close, the campground itself feels far removed from everything.

As of Autumn of 2020, a local service offered mobile RV septic tank pumping for a fee of $15, with arrangements made through a phone number posted at the campground information board.

The campground is set in a scenic area, and doesn't see the popularity of other nearby areas such as Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. The sites are simple, but if you're not looking for more than that, this is a great place to base yourself out of for an overnight stay or a prolonged exploration of the Highway 395 corridor.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Rarely full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Price per night (basic site)

14.00 $ (11.75 €)


Scenic area. Walking distance from the town of Independence.


Limited space between sites. Minimal amenities.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Inyo County Parks


Vault toilet
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Potable water
ADA accessible



Total number of sites


Lodging type


Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)


Nearby Adventures

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California


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