What You Need to Know About Parking in Mammoth Lakes

The spectacular peaks that make Mammoth Lakes a legendary recreation mecca leave limited space for expansive parking lots. While there’s never an actual shortage of overnight parking in Mammoth Lakes, knowing the rules and regulations will make it easier for you to park your vehicle legally.

Mammoth Lakes’ parking codes are based on the presence or lack of snow on the roadways, so there are essentially two seasons when it comes to overnight parking in Mammoth Lakes: winter and summer.

Winter Parking in Mammoth Lakes

During the winter, huge snowstorms bury the landscape of Mammoth Lakes, so parking must accommodate snow removal equipment. These tips will help you make sure you are following winter parking regulations in Mammoth Lakes:

  • From November 1 through April 30, no parking is allowed along city streets unless otherwise noted.
  • Paid overnight parking is available throughout the winter at the following locations: Mammoth Mountain RV Park, at the Berner Street parking lot near the Village at Mammoth, and the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
  • When reserving lodging, inquire about parking availability during the winter months. Often, guests are limited to two cars maximum per unit. 

Summer Parking in Mammoth Lakes

Throughout the summer months, Mammoth Lakes’ parking restrictions relax as the winter snow recedes. While more space is available, limits to overnight parking still exist.  These tips will help you make sure you are following summer parking regulations in Mammoth Lakes:

  • Unless otherwise marked, vehicles may be parked overnight along city streets from May 1 through October 31 as long as they are removed from the lanes of travel.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited in any of the public parking day-use areas around town during the summer months.
  • Paid overnight parking is available throughout the summer at the following locations: Mammoth Mountain RV Park, at the Berner Street parking lot near the Village at Mammoth, and the Mammoth Yosemite Airport.
  • When reserving lodging, inquire about parking rules and regulations at the property prior to arriving.
  • Parking may be limited during special events held at the Village at Mammoth and it is advised that guests forego driving and utilize Mammoth Lakes’ free bus routes.

Overnight & Day-Use Parking Lots in Mammoth Lakes 

Overnight Parking Lots

  • Mammoth Mountain RV Park offers overnight overflow parking. Call for pricing.
  • The Village at Mammoth lot (across the street from the Minaret side of the Village at Mammoth) offers overnight parking. Payment is via self-serve kiosks.
  • Long-term overnight parking is available at the Mammoth Yosemite Airport for $8 per vehicle per night. Self-service kiosks are located outside of the aviation terminal.

Day-Use Parking Lots in Mammoth Lakes

Find free public day-use parking at the following locations:

  • Immediately below the Westin Monache Resort off of Hillside Drive
  • Mammoth Lakes’ city parks, including Trails End Park, and Shady Rest Park. (NOTE: Mammoth Creek Park is closed for construction until summer 2022) 
  • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
  • Mammoth Lakes Park and Ride located at the corner of Old Mammoth Road and Tavern Street

The Berner Street parking lot near the Village at Mammoth (across the street from the Minaret side of the Village at Mammoth) offers overnight parking. Payment is via self-serve kiosks.

Jason Abplanalp

Jason Abplanalp first discovered the Eastern Sierra lifestyle six years ago and after brief tenures in Colorado and Idaho, Jason returned to the mountain town he truly loves, Mammoth Lakes, CA. As an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker, and fisherman, Jason believes there is no better place for his family to call home. Jason has…

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