Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Located in a secluded section below the Eastern Sierra off of Highway 395, Taboose Creek Campground is a minimalist campground set along the quiet creek. Operated by Inyo County Parks, the campground feels a little less like well-marked sites, and more of a just a free for all with tables located throughout the area. Vault toilets are set throughout the area.

While this isn't a developed campground, it is more so for those looking for a campground that feels far removed from the normal tourist hustle and bustle. Crumbling asphalt and dirt roads lead to the campground - these roads are easily driveable by passenger cars and RVs. The town of Independence lies about 15 miles to the south, while the town of Big Pine is about 13 miles to the north.

This leaves Taboose Creek a great place for those looking for dark skies and access to rural trails and dirt roads. The creek itself is stocked with trout during the summer months - a fishing license is required - and has a few good anke-deep wading areas for those hot summer afternoons. 

There are no hookups and no water. Septic tank servicing is available for a fee by making reservations with a mobile service whose number is available at the campground info board.

Campground fees are $14 per night.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Rarely full

Parking Pass

Campsite fee

Price per night (basic site)

14.00 $ (11.75 €)

Pros

Secluded.

Cons

Few amenities. No showers.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Inyo County Parks

Features

Vault toilet
Wildlife
Family friendly
Picnic tables

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

35

Lodging type

Lodge

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)

Location

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