Independence is located about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Fresno and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Yosemite National Park.
Discover why Central Interior California is so universally-loved by local and international travelers alike, by experiencing the treasure-trove of man-made and natural attractions within easy traveling distance of Independence. Kings Canyon National Park and Big Pine are two more places you may wish to visit while you're in Central Interior California.
When it's time to spread your wings, why not visit the nearest regional area. Lone Pine is 16 miles (26 kilometers) away and features attractions like Death Valley National Park, Owens Lake and Diaz Lake Recreation Area. Mount Whitney and Alabama Hills are among the many other interesting sights in Lone Pine that should be on every traveler's list.
There's plenty of ways for thrill seekers to get active in the great outdoors around Independence. Hiking and mountain biking are just two ways active visitors can get their kicks. The Independence region is the perfect place to get outdoors, get active and feel winter's cold embrace. When temperatures drop, follow the locals and spend the day skiing and snowboarding.
If you plan on arriving and departing by plane, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport is Visalia Municipal Airport, 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the southwest of Independence.