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Most Recent Inyo National Forest Camping Reviews
Safe convenient stop

$15 for a safe clean place to rest on 395 near bishop. I’ve stayed here twice and would stay here again.

Closed, but a great alternative just north

Went by here on Thanksgiving day 2020 Closed ,gated

North of Summerdale is goat meadow snow play area. Big parking lot that people boondock and car camp in. I car camped just of the 06 forest road. Its the road to the left before the parking lot. There are a handful of spots for dispersed camping. Road is decent and good Verizon signal.

You can also hike to Mariposa Grove from the goat meadow parking lot. Or you can drive about 3 miles from parking lot to a gate that is about a 1.5 mile walk to the Mariposa Grove hiking park.

Very good and scenic hike.

Good hiking

I car camped just off the road,past the campground for 2 nights here. There was several rv in the campground. Verizon signal good.

very beatiful

You should stay here for several days.

Loved it

One of the kids favorite spots. It’s absolutely gorgeous and deer are running free everywhere. This site was awesome, it overlooked the entire lake with a 2 minute drive down to the parking lot.

Pro tip: before you go through the ranger station, make a right onto the dirt road. Go down to the round about and park there. No one is on that side of the lake!


This was a very nice spot but the location next to the water was my favorite. This hides the water a bit more but is still gorgeous surrounded by trees!


This campground was absolutely stunning. There were quite a few people there considering there’s no reviews for this spot yet. The views at the top were absolutely gorgeous!


Out in the middle of no where. It’s right off a Forrest service road and there’s tons of turn outs along the dirt road. There were pretty large spots for group sites.

So awesome!

We went during Covid so we didn’t go in the water but it felt so warm on my fingers. The views around it are pretty surreal. I could sit here for the rest of my life.

Don’t pay for camping

The Mammoth Scenic Loop has hundreds of free campsites. I’d hate for someone to waste money when there’s free camping right down the street.