Mammoth Lakes is a paradise for nature lovers in the Eastern Sierra region of California. With its breathtaking alpine scenery, crystal-clear lakes, and numerous outdoor activities, it's no wonder this destination is a favorite among families looking for a central location with plenty of things to do.
Situated at an elevation of 8,000 to 9,000 feet, it offers excellent bike paths, nearby shopping and restaurants, small-town breweries, gondola rides, and much more, all close to your campsite (but not too close!). You can enjoy the serene "out in the woods" feel while still having access to all the conveniences you need.
There is nothing like spending the day outdoors enjoying your favorite activity — with your loved ones or yourself. Be it for peace or adventure, an RV Camping trip to Mammoth Lakes would certainly do you a lot of good!
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Campgrounds in Mammoth Lakes | Mammoth Campgrounds
Welcome to Adventure in Camping, where we help enhance your camping experience and connect you with the beauty of Mammoth Lakes.
We understand the importance of creating lasting memories with your loved ones and strive to make your camping trips as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, we have something for everyone.
Discover the comfort and joy of the Mammoth Lakes campgrounds we serve!
Please be advised that if you plan to rent a generator for use at a campground located at an altitude greater than 7,000 feet, you may need to upgrade to a larger generator. This is necessary for the proper functioning of both the generator and trailer during your stay. It is important to ensure your equipment works correctly throughout your stay to avoid any unnecessary interruptions.
Mammoth Lakes Camping
Camp High Sierra has been offering family camping since 1921. It is well-known for its historic recreational lodge and the breathtaking views it offers of the Sherwins, Mammoth Mountain, and the Mammoth Crest. Because of its location between the town and the Lakes Basin, Camp High Sierra is an ideal basecamp for all your favorite Mammoth activities.
- The maximum occupancy for campsites is 6.
- The campground offers different lodging options, including tent camping sites, trailer/RV sites with hookups, and rustic bunk-style cabins.
- The recreational lodge at the center of the campground provides a perfect spot for guests to relax, socialize, and engage in fun activities like board games or ping pong. The lodge has a rock fireplace where guests can cozy up with a good book.
- All campsites are equipped with essential amenities such as a fire pit, picnic table, and bear box with dimensions of 34"W x 38"H x 28"D.
- Firewood, sunscreen, bug spray, and other necessities are available at the Front Desk, which is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
- Camp High Sierra is dog-friendly. Local leash laws apply, and dogs should never be left unattended.
- Campers have access to shared water spigots, bathrooms, and showers.
- All registered guests can enjoy the free hot showers available at the campground. For non-registered guests, paid showers are available for $5. Visitors are requested to check in and pay in advance at the Front Desk before using the showers.
To get to Mammoth Lakes, take the exit for Highway 395 at the turnoff (Highway 203). Once you exit, continue straight onto Main Street. Proceed through town on Main Street past the third signal at Canyon Blvd. Main Street will then turn into Lake Mary Road. Turn left onto Kelly Road and then take a right onto Majestic Pines Drive. After that, take another right onto the dirt road between the first two houses past the intersection.
Coldwater Campground is situated in the scenic eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martens, pikas, and many species of fish and birds. The campground is close to the town of Mammoth Lakes and is surrounded by a beautiful national forest.
This campground is in a pine forest at an elevation of 8,900 feet. It is surrounded by large and small boulders and has Coldwater and Mammoth Creeks running alongside the campsites. Some favorite activities available to campers include hiking, fishing, road cycling, and picnicking.
- On-site assistance will be provided by an available host.
- The campgrounds are organized into two loops, with campsites near either creek.
- Water spigots are provided throughout the facility.
- A self-pay station is available, along with flush toilets, a provided parking area, and trash collection services.
- Fire pit, picnic tables, and bear-proof food storage lockers are available at each campsite.
To reach Coldwater Campground, which is located 320 miles north of Los Angeles and 180 miles south of Reno, follow U.S. Highway 395 until you reach the junction of State Highway 203. Then, turn west on 203 and drive for about 7 miles through the town of Mammoth Lakes. Continuing on Lake Mary Road, which was previously Main Street, will lead you to the Lakes Basin. Keep driving on Lake Mary Road until you see the Coldwater Campground cutoff on the left.
Mammoth Mountain RV Park offers visitors full and partial hook-up sites, tent camping, and cabins. The campground is conveniently situated at the town entrance, across from the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and Ranger Station.
The park is open year-round and always has something going on, including sightseeing, hiking, geocaching, close to off-road and OHV, jeep 4x4 trails, bird watching, kayaking/watersports, craft brewery tours, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and much more!
- The camping facilities offer the following options for your stay:
- Full Hook-up Sites that include 30 & 50 amp electric, water, cable TV, and sewer. These sites are situated on dirt pads, many of which are under a canopy of trees. A 3-night minimum stay is required, and reservations up to one year in advance are highly recommended. (Please note that the Full Hook-up Sites are closed during winter and early spring due to snow)
- Partial Hook-up Sites that offer water and 30A / 110 electric. These sites are paved, and reservations up to one year in advance are highly recommended for summer months and holidays.
- Tent sites available in spring, summer, and fall. Note that tents are the only type of camping allowed on these sites.
- Cabins available in spring, summer, and fall. Guests are requested to call for winter availability and more details.
- Overland sites offer a happy medium between hook-ups and tent camping. They can accommodate Camper Vans, Truck Campers, RTTs, pop-up tents, and small adventure trailers equipped to explore off-grid. Each Overland site features a tree-lined campsite with a bear box, fire pit, and table during summer. No power generators are allowed in these sites, and only solar or battery power is permitted. Please call for availability.
- RV supplies, propane, firewood, and ice are available at the camp store.
- You have access to an indoor swimming pool and spa for relaxation and enjoyment.
- Restrooms, showers, laundry rooms, and a dump station are available for convenience.
- Internet hotspots (Wi-Fi) keep you connected to the world.
- A children's play area is available for kids to have fun, and picnic tables are available for a perfect outdoor dining experience during summer.
- EV charging available with NEMA 14-50 / NEMA 14-30 / NEMA 5-20 / NEMA 5-15.
- Overnight Parking / Winter Overflow Parking is offered to accommodate your stay.
- Propane and fresh water fill are available for your RV needs.
Mammoth Mountain RV is located on Highway 203, 2.3 miles west of Highway 395, across from the U.S.F.S. Visitor Center.
The New Shady Rest Campground is a spacious facility and popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, and exploring the town of Mammoth Lakes for shopping and dining. The campground provides accommodations for both tents and RVs, making it suitable for all types of visitors.
The campsites are at an altitude of 7,800 feet under the cool shade of a mature Jeffrey pine forest. The mountains are home to a wide variety of wildlife, such as black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martens, pikas, and various birds.
- Host can assist guests.
- The campground is organized into two large loops adjacent to Old Shady Rest and Pine Glen Campgrounds.
- A self-pay station is available, along with restrooms with flush toilets, a provided parking area, and trash collection services.
- Fire pit, picnic tables, and bear-proof food storage lockers are available.
New Shady Rest is located near Mammoth Lakes, 300 miles north of Los Angeles and 165 miles south of Reno, Nevada. To reach the campground, take U.S. Highway 395 to State Route 203. Then, proceed west on 203 for 2.8 miles until you reach Old Sawmill Road. Take a right turn onto Old Sawmill Road and continue for 0.1 mile. Finally, turn right into the campground.
The Old Shady Rest Campground is a spacious facility that offers easy access to many outdoor activities and attractions in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's also conveniently located within walking distance of the full-service community of Mammoth Lakes. The campsite is home to diverse wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martens, pikas, and various birds.
The campsite is an excellent choice for those looking to pitch a tent or park a small to medium-sized RV. Nestled amidst a mature Jeffrey pine forest, it promises a picturesque setting where you can unwind. At an elevation of 7,800 feet, the cool mountain air sets the ideal tone for a perfect getaway.
- Host can assist guests.
- The campground is organized into one large loop adjacent to New Shady Rest and Pine Glen Campgrounds and a short walk to Mammoth Lakes.
- A self-pay station is available, along with paved roads, flush toilets, and water spigots.
- Campfire rings, picnic tables, and bear-proof food storage lockers are available.
- Dump Station, recycling, and trash collection ensure a clean and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Old Shady Rest campground is located near Mammoth Lakes, 300 miles north of Los Angeles and 165 miles south of Reno, Nevada. To get there, you need to take U.S. Highway 395 and then State Route 203. Once you reach State Route 203, turn west and proceed for 2.8 miles until you reach Old Sawmill Road. Turn right on Old Sawmill Road and drive for 0.5 miles. You will find the campground entrance on the left.
Pine Glen is a group camping facility in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, within walking distance of Mammoth Lakes. The campground is perfect for large families and groups of 15 or 30 people. It offers access to outdoor activities, such as fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and photography, which can all be enjoyed amidst some of the most magnificent scenery in the Sierras.
The campsites are situated amidst a dense Jeffery pine forest that provides ample shade at an altitude of 7,800 feet. The mountainous region is home to diverse wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martens, pikas, and several bird species.
- Nine group sites are set up around one large loop at the end of New Shady Rest Campground.
- Drinking water is available, along with flush toilets and trash bins.
- Fire pit, picnic tables, grill/fire ring, barbecue, and food lockers are available.
- The nearest dump station and showers are within a few miles.
Pine Glen is located near Mammoth Lakes, 300 miles north of Los Angeles and 165 miles south of Reno, Nevada. To reach Pine Glen, you need to take U.S. Highway 395 to State Route 203. Then, proceed west on 203 for 2.8 miles until you reach Old Sawmill Road. Take a right turn, go 0.1 mile, and turn right again into the campground. To find the entrance to Pine Glen Campground, proceed towards the rear of New Shady Rest Campground near site #127.
Sherwin Creek Campground is in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, just 2 miles away from the full-service community of Mammoth Lakes. The campground is highly popular among anglers, hikers, off-road vehicle enthusiasts, and photographers, as it is close to some of the most spectacular wilderness and outdoor recreation areas in the Sierras. This campground is located on an off-road trailer (Sherwin Creek - dirt road), so bring your motorcycle, side-by-side, or jeep, and enjoy trail riding straight from your campsite.
The campground is nestled in a shady forest of Jeffrey pine, bordered by Sherwin Creek and lined with aspen trees. The elevation of the campground is 7,600 feet. During spring and early summer, the landscape is adorned with colorful wild roses and other flowers. The mountains are home to many wildlife species, including black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika, and numerous fish and birds.
- The campgrounds are organized into three loops. Another loop consists of several tent-only sites in a secluded area on each side of the creek.
- The sites have native surfaces and ample shade.
- A self-pay station is available, along with vault toilets, water spigots, and trash collection.
- Fire pit, picnic tables, and food lockers are available.
To reach Mammoth Lakes, take U.S. Highway 395, then State Highway 203. Once in town, turn left at the first traffic light onto Old Mammoth Road and drive south for 0.9 miles. Then, turn left onto Sherwin Creek Road and drive for 1.5 miles until you reach the campground.
Twin Lakes Campground is in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, near the town of Mammoth Lakes. It is a perfect spot for lakeside camping, providing stunning views of the surrounding scenery and many outdoor activities. The lake is ideal for fishing, boating, waterfall viewing and hiking, and is close to the town's amenities.
There is a bike trail that goes through the campground. You can ride all the way down the hill to town and catch the shuttle that will take you back up to the campground (unless you want to make the ride uphill, of course!).
The campground is set amidst a lodgepole pine forest, providing partial shade and a secluded atmosphere. It is at an elevation of 8,600 feet at the foot of the snow-capped Mammoth Mountain. One of the lakes has a cascading waterfall flowing into it. The mountains are home to a diverse range of wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine martens, pikas, and numerous species of fish and birds.
Please note that Adventure in Camping does not park in spaces 56, 60, 61, and 62.
- This facility has campsites divided into two sections on either side of Twin Lakes. Sections 1 and 2 are on the west side, closer to the shore, while Section 3 is set on a hill.
- Campers can easily access boat rentals, camping supplies, and showers at the on-site general store.
- A fee station is available, along with flush toilets, drinking water, parking, and a boat ramp.
- Fire pit, picnic tables, grills/fire ring, and food lockers are available.
- The facility is designed to be accessible for all visitors.
The campground is located 320 miles to the north of Los Angeles and 180 miles to the south of Reno, Nevada. To reach the campground, follow U.S. Highway 395 until you reach the junction of State Highway 203. From there, turn towards the west on 203 and drive for 7 miles through the town of Mammoth Lakes. As you continue on this road, it will become Main Street and gradually turn into Lake Mary Road, which leads to the Lakes Basin. Keep following Lake Mary Road until you reach the Twin Lakes cutoff.
Immerse Yourself in the Thrilling Outdoor Experiences Mammoth Lakes Has in Store!
Adventure in Camping is here to help guide you through selecting the perfect campground and trailer for your next outdoor adventure.
Explore the captivating attractions surrounding Mammoth Lakes, offering a blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and diverse points of interest.
- Town of Mammoth with local eateries, breweries, and shops - shuttle service available in town
- Mammoth Mountain - Hiking, Mountain Bike Park, Summer activities
- Crystal Lake trail
- Lake Mary
- Minaret Vista for breathtaking views
- Mono Basin
- Rainbow Falls
- John Muir Wilderness
- Yosemite National Park
- Devils Postpile National Monument
- Bodie State Historic Park
Mammoth Lakes Camping Reservations: Details To Be Aware Of
Please note that Adventure in Camping does not own the campgrounds but rather rents trailers that are parked in the campground of your choice within our service areas. Each campground has its own rules and regulations, and you and Adventure in Camping are obligated to abide by those rules.
It’s possible and recommended to book campsites in advance, and you are responsible for making your reservations. Sometimes, the campsite you desire may not be available; Adventure in Camping can help make recommendations on other camping spots if such is the case. Also, keep in mind that some campgrounds only allow a certain percentage of sites to be reserved, while the rest are kept open for walk-up or "first come, first served" camping.
To make reservations at privately owned campgrounds, you can call the campground directly, go through a reservation service, or book through their websites. For Forest Service campgrounds, you can call 877-444-6777 or go online and book at https://www.recreation.gov.
When renting a trailer, the chosen campsite must be able to accommodate it safely. We also recommend considering the grade of the campsite. A steep grade can cause the trailer steps to be high off the ground, making it difficult to enter. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide additional steps at the campsite. Also, there are no refunds or credits if we are unable to park and set up the trailer safely at your chosen campsite.
Adventure in Camping is pretty familiar with the campgrounds and most campsites. If you are unsure if the trailer you are renting will fit, give us a call. We’re happy to help!
If you are having trouble deciding where to camp, please feel free to call our reservation office for assistance. We may suggest alternative campgrounds close to your desired area but not on a reservation program or are already full.
Camp safe by making sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency situation with the recommendations of Town of Mammoth Lakes.
Any questions? Find the answers to help you plan your next getaway in our Frequestly Asked Questions.
From Our Family to Yours, Happy Camping!
Adventure in Camping is a family business that started in 1959 under the name June Lake Junction Trailer Rentals. Initially, we had around ten primitive travel trailers, which were located at June Lake Junction (US 395 and South State Route 158 junction). These trailers had no running water, flush toilets, or operating refrigerators and were only slightly better than a tent.
Today, Adventure in Camping has evolved into a provider of unique and easy camping experiences. You can select from over 15 different models of vacation travel trailers; then, we will park the trailer of your choice at any of the 80 campgrounds in the Sierras!
Camping has always been a cherished tradition in our family, and we are delighted to share it with our customers. Thank you for considering our services, and we hope you enjoy your outdoor adventure as much as we do!
If you’re looking for a stress-free camping adventure, we’ve got you! Kickstart your Mammoth Camping by reaching out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (844) 385-1863.