Owens River Road

Inyo National Forest

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Owens River Rd. Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 760-647-3044 Official Website

GPS: 37.737, -118.9677

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 7517 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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Menifee, CA 28' ATC Toy Hauler 2017 Chevrolet 2500 HD
26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

RoadPickle.com would stay here again

“Generous length of stay, lots of pine canopy”

Reviewed May 13, 2019

Overall Rating

Owens River Road (paved) branches off of US-395, just north of the rest area, and heads east towards Big Springs Campground. Before you get to Big Springs Campground, there's dozens of dispersed campsites on both sides of Owens River Road. According to the USFS, there is a 28-day max stay here.

There are dozens more dirt roads branching off of Owens River Road, and each of these are designated USFS roads named only by numbers. These roads feel like hard packed dirt, little rutting, and mostly smooth. The campsites here are fairly level, and most are wide enough to accommodate 40+ foot trailers. Most sites have plenty of tall pines to keep you shaded from the afternoon sun, but that being said you will want solar panels that you can put on the ground. It looks like the USFS has been through here cutting down dead trees.

Verizon 4G comes in pretty good, varying from 3-4 bars. We noted a fair amount of wildlife here, some deer seen, and coyotes heard at night. We rarely heard from other RVers, and most of them are spaced very far apart, some times you can't even see them.

Exact GPS coordinates of my specific campsite: 37.740633, -118.964564

There's trash bins at Crestview Rest Area, just a 1/4 mile south on US-395.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Owens River Road Dispersed Camping - Inyo National Forest - Road Pickle

Owens River Road offers dozens of dispersed camping areas within Inyo National Forest. Located right off US-395, about 6 miles north of Mammoth Lakes, and about 6 miles south of June Lake...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Pets:
  • pets

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