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Goodale Creek Campground

Photo of Entrance to Goodale Creek Campground with Sierra in the background

Campground is tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range below a volcanic rock flow. Campground looks east, out to the Inyo Mountains Range and Owens Valley. Climate is high desert (Elevation 4,000 ft): Spring and fall are ideal times for camping. Summers can be very hot and dry. Some trees and willows are scattered throughout the sites. Aberdeen, nearby, has a convenience store and café. Closest amenities (grocery, gas) are south in Independence (12 miles) or north, in Big Pine (15 miles).  

Campground Host Positions Available

Interested in becoming a campground Host? Contact the Bishop Field Office  at 760-872-5008 to get more information.

At a Glance

First Come, First Served, No reservations accepted. $5.00/night per site.
Golden Age and Golden Access passes accepted for daily fee discounts.

Number of Sites:Campground Map (Printable PDF 8.5 x 11 450kb)
43 RV/tent sites, pull through trailer spaces.
Open:Open mid April through November 30, weather permitting
Busiest Season:Spring and Fall months
Restrictions:Horses and horse trailers prohibited in campground, dogs must be under the owners control at all times
Closest Town:Aberdeen - with convenience store and cafe.  Independence - (12 miles) south with gas and convenience store, Big Pine - 15 miles north, gas and grocery store.
Water:No potable water available.
Restrooms:3 Vault Toilets
Campground Host:On-Site
Other Amenities:Campfire rings (bring your own wood), tables, lantern holders


10 miles north of Independence on US Hwy 395, then 2 miles west on Aberdeen Road. Follow signs to campground.

GPS Coordinates (WGS84 Decimal Degrees): Latitude 36.986, Longitude -118.274