There is nothing quite like spending time away from home at one of the Inyo National Forest Campgrounds. More than 800 campsites are available in the Mammoth Lakes area, many of them located by an alpine lake and forested streamside settings.
Whether you seek the solitude of a backcountry camping site or a convenient place for you and your family to pitch a tent or park an RV, there are plenty of places to camp.
You can reserve a campsite at the following campgrounds: Sherwin Creek, New and Old Shady Rest, Coldwater Creek, Lake Mary, Pine City, Mammoth Lakes Twin Lakes, Convict Lake and for large group camping at Pine Glen, Agnew Meadows and Pumice Flats.
Reservations can be made by calling Recreation.gov at 877-444-6777.
Campground Map in and around Mammoth.
"Where can I take a shower?" There are several places near the campgrounds where you can take a shower, for a small fee.
The YMCA of Los Angeles High Sierra Group Camp offers a rustic wilderness setting for adventures of all kinds in the Mammoth Lakes area. Most campers stay in tents, although there is a small dormitory space above the dinning hall. There are also programs that are geared toward high sierra adventure activities such as hiking, biking, backcountry overnight trips and more.Open June through September. For more information and reservations call 909-866-3000.
At the entrance to town on Hwy 203 is the Mammoth Mountain RV Park. Facilities include full RV hook-ups, indoor heated pool, indoor spa, showers, laundry room, RV supplies, club house (summer only), cable tv, children's play area, picnic tables, ice, propane, dump station and modem friendly. Well behaved pets are welcome for a small fee. Open year round. For more information call the Mammoth Mountain RV Park at 800-582-4603 or 760-934-3822.
Adventure in Camping lets you make your vacation fun and easy! You pick the campsite and Adventure in Camping will bring the trailer to you and completely set it up! When your stay is over, we will haul the trailer away. All you have to do is have fun! Offering the newest trailers at the best prices! All trailers include awnings, dishes, pots, pans, utensils and paper goods. Plastic chairs upon request. Now offering generator rentals. Adventure in Camping also has a "Pull your own" Program available for our off-season campers. You can pull one of our trailers from Mammoth to any location you choose. Give us a call for more details at 760-935-4890.
For the more adventurous, primitive camping is permitted in wilderness areas. Visitors will see and experience the land much the same way that explorers and pioneers did over a century ago. To ensure that future generations may also experience a pristine wilderness, please us "Minimum Impact-Leave No Trace" techniques. Stop by the California Welcome Center -Mammoth Lakes at the entrance to town for more information or call them at 760-924-5500. www.fs.usda.gov
Wilderness permits are required for all overnight or longer trips into wilderness areas. For advance reservations, call 760-873-2408 or fax 760-873-2484.
The California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes offers interpretive hikes, patio talks and campfire programs.
RV Dump Stations:
Convict Lake Campground: April through October - Free
Mammoth Community Water District: Year round - Free
Mammoth Mountain RV Park: Year round - $10.00
Shady Rest Forest Service Campground: April through October - $7.00.
"Information subject to change."