Camping in the Mammoth Lakes Area
Whether you seek the solitude of backcountry camping 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 Campground, Lake Mary, Pine City, Mammoth Lakes Twin Lakes, Convict Lake and, for large group camping, Pine Glen, Agnew Meadows and Pumice Flats.
Reservations can be made by calling 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, usually for a small fee.
Camp High Sierra offers a rustic wilderness setting for adventures of all kinds in the heart of Mammoth Lakes. Cabins, tent and RV sites (no hook-ups) are available, along with free hot showers for registered guests. The historic Recreational Day Lodge offers a pleasant setting to enjoy board games or read a book by the fireplace. Open June through September. For more information and reservations, call 800-626-6684.
At the entrance to town on State Highway 203 is the Mammoth Mountain RV Park. Facilities include full RV hook-ups, indoor heated pool, indoor spa, showers, laundry room, RV supplies, clubhouse (summer only), cable TV, children's play area, picnic tables, ice, propane, dump station and Wi-Fi hotspots. Well-behaved pets are welcome for a small fee. Open year-round. For more information, call 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 brings the trailer to you and completely sets it up. When your stay is over, they haul the trailer away. All you have to do is have fun! Adventure in Camping offers the newest trailers at the best prices; all trailers include awnings, dishes, pots, pans, utensils and paper goods. Plastic chairs are available upon request and generator rentals are also available. For more details, call 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 use "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.
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 maps, camping information and interpretive 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
Shady Rest Forest Service Campground, April through October - $7
Information subject to change.