Mono Lake Ranger District

Learn about camping and boondocking in Mono Lake Ranger District of Inyo National Forest of California

Owens River Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Owens River Road, Inyo National Forest, California Owens River Road starts from US-395 at a tiny hamlet called “Crestview”, about 20 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Crestview is so small, it’s not anything at all. All that’s there is a CalTrans Maintenance station and a house for the crews. Otherwise, the road is more known for leading folks out to Big Springs Campground. But don’t drive out to the campground. You’ll find dozens and dozens of free boondocking sites located along smaller forest roads branching off of Owens River Road. Most of these sites take you deep into the ... Read more

Places for Free Camping Near Yosemite National Park

There are places just outside of Yosemite National Park that allow free camping. Camping inside the Park requires a reservation and fees. But there are plenty of free campgrounds just outside of Park boundaries. We have put together...