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Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping

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USDA Forest Service

Inyo National Forest

Regulations governing campfires can change with weather conditions and the seasons. To protect yourself and the forest, before each visit, check with the Forest Service office nearest to your destination for current restrictions.

You can help protect the National Forests from wildfires by knowing and following the rules for the safe use of fire. You must have a California Campfire Permit to use a stove or lantern outside a Developed Recreation Area such as a campground. The permit is your agreement to follow restrictions and regulations in effect.

Your California Campfire Permit is valid until the end of the calendar year; it may be used in any National Forest in California.

Go to any Forest Service, CALFIRE, or Bureau of Land Management office during business hours and a receptionist will issue you a permit. You may also go to this website to get a campfire permit online (please note you will need a printer to print it off).

Campfires - Campfires when permitted, you need to follow five conditions:

Campfire Permits are required. Clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of five feet in all directions to prevent escape of the fire. Have a shovel available at the campfire site for preparing and extinguishing campfires. Have a responsible person in attendance at all times. Extinguish campfire with water, using the drown, stir and feel method. Take Responsibility... It is your responsibility to know the current conditions and restrictions for the area you intend to visit.

Details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/recreation/ohv/?cid=stelprdb5362150

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7 Reviews

Megan S.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2022

Great free camping!

Got here on Sunday - plenty of spots to park the camper van both Sunday and Monday. Multiple turn offs on the Scenic Loop road to camp at. No bathrooms, water, electricity, or fire rings. Pretty dispersed but close enough to downtown. Would go back!

Sitescenic loop dispersed
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Megan S., July 28, 2022
Jeffrey F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2022

Plenty of obvious spots and some not so obvious

Overall this was a pretty good place to camp for one night. There are lots of obvious spots to camp both to the east and west sides of the scenic Loop. I’ve ventured in a little further and found a decent spot to camp with my teardrop trailer. Decent Verizon signal off of the Inyo Crater road.

SiteInyo Crater Area
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Jeffrey F., July 2, 2022
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Jeffrey F., July 2, 2022
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Jeffrey F., July 2, 2022
Owen T.
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2022

DRIVE UP THE ROAD

Some people did not find the campground, and I couldn’t either… Until I realized that this campgrounded actually is a part of another one, up the road, you cannot drive directly into this one, but if you got the road there are plenty of places and you will see many different people camping, if you want Internet drive farther down the loops and you will get up to three bars of Verizon

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Owen T., June 22, 2022
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Owen T., June 22, 2022
  • Review photo of Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping by Owen T., June 22, 2022
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Location

Scenic Loop - Dispersed Camping is located in California

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Coordinates

37.65704621568649 N
118.99421836866424 W

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