Inyo County Parks and Recreation, vault toilets, Piped water,
25 sites, RV length restriction = 30 feet, Open all year.
Located on the edge of town. From U.S. 395 turn west on Market
Street (Onion Valley Rd.). Convenient to town, this campground
offers easy access to the downtown area of Independence.
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Inyo County Campgrounds
Get more information about Inyo County campgrounds by calling (760) 873-5577.
Grays Meadow (upper and lower)
U.S.D.A. Forest Service, 52 sites, flush toilets and clean piped well water are supplied, reservable. A number of sites will accommodate large RV's. RV length restriction = 22 feet.
Grays Meadow Campground is located 6 miles west of town. From
U.S. 395 turn west on Market Street ( Onion Valley Road). Proceed past the
County campground on the west edge of town and follow the road for 6
Most of the campground is located in a large oak grove.
Independence Creek flows through the entire length of the campground and Grays
Meadow has long been know as a popular destination for Trout fishing. The
California Department of Fish and Game plants rainbow trout (including their
"Trophy" size fish) in the creek at several points within the
campground. The camp grounds are open from March 16 to October 15 subject to weather conditions. Reservations are available. Click
here for online reservations
U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Chemical Toilets (upgraded to modern vaults in Fall 2001),
Piped Water, 29 sites, (some walk in), Reservable. Open June 2 through October 1. No RV's.
Located 13 miles west of town. From U.S. 395
turn west on Market Street (Onion Valley Rd.). follow the road past Grays Meadow
Campground to the road end. Proceed past the Kearsarge Pass trail head and
through the gate into the campground.
Located at 9,600 ft. Onion Valley is
literally on the edge of the John Muir Wilderness. The popular Kearsarge Pass
trail begins at the entrance to the campground and several alpine lakes are
within day hiking distance. Rainbow, Eastern Brook, and Golden Trout can be
caught in the area. Mt. Whitney Climbers often spend several nights at
Onion Valley to acclimatize to altitude and prepare for Whitney.
Reservations are available. Click
here for online reservations
Located along beautiful Oak Creek, this locally owned campground has spaces for R.V., auto,
and tent camping. Full R.V. hookups and dump station are available. Most sites have power and water. Some pull through sites are available. Fully shaded sites are also available. Showers are available to campers and non-campers. An interpretive trail and native plant garden are available for your enjoyment.
Located just 3 miles north of town, Fort Independence Campground welcomes all visitors. From U.S. 395 look for the sign and entrance on the west side of the highway just north of the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery road.
For more information contact Fort Independence Reservation by phone at (760) 937-3150 or 878-5155 or visit their campground webpage at www.fortindependence.com/campground.aspx.
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