Campgrounds in Mammoth
Unprecedented camping in Mammoth
and through out the Eastern Sierra wilderness is what brings you here.
You know that. But staying in the right place is what is going to get you to come back again and again. So here is a list of the more popular campgrounds. Camping
sometimes are rated by difficulty in getting there. Family sites
can be reserved up to 240 days in advance and group sites 360 days
ahead. Most campgrounds do not accept reservations for the entire
time they are open.
Inyo National Forest Campgrounds
Some campgrounds are available for groups only. Please check the
list of all campgrounds below for more information. Only a few campgrounds
on the Inyo National Forest are open for the winter. These include:
, Intake II (walk-in), Holiday Tuff
Our links to these sites will give you the best available information
as of this writing, and you may wish to call the local Ranger Station
to verify any unexpected closures due to Mother Nature.
Mammoth Lakes Basin
There are five lakes in the basin area that offer camping sites.
Coldwater, Twin Lakes
Lake George, Lake Mary and Pine
. All are concessionaire operated. The nightly fees are
$13.00 and there are a total of 246 camp sites. Most open mid-June
until mid-September. Twin
Lakes and Pine City
take reservations. Some camp sites are available
on a first come basis.
Reds Meadow Area
There are seven campsite areas throughout the Reds
area - Agnew Meadows, Minaret Falls, Reds Meadow, Pumice
Flat, Upper Soda Springs, Agnew Meadows (group) and Pumice Flat
(group). All are consessionaire operated. The nightly fees are $14.00
and there are 150 camp sites available. No reservations accepted
except for Agnew Meadows and Pumice Flat.
Mammoth Village Area
In the town area of Mammoth Lakes there are three campground areas
- Shady Rest, Sherwin
Creek and Pine Glen
(group). All are consessionaire operated.
Nightly rates are $13.00 per night.
Part of the National Park Service, there are 21 campsites
There are 88 campsites. . Dump station
available for RV's.
Yosemite National Park
Camping is permitted only in designated
. Camp 4 Sunnyside Walk-In campground in Yosemite
Valley is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside
of Yosemite Valley, Wawona and Hodgdon Meadows campgrounds are open,
also on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are required
from May through September. All other campgrounds close for winter.
Call the reservation system at 1-800-436-7275 (7 am to 7 pm); reservations
are accepted five months in advance on the 15th of each month for
a one-month block.
Call 1-209-372-0200 for recorded information on visiting and camping
in Yosemite National Park, or visit their website at www.nps.gov/yose/home.htm
Campgrounds in the Stanislaus
- call 1-209-532-3671 for status on their campgrounds.
They may provide alternate camping choices near Yosemite.
Death Valley National Park
All of the campgrounds in Death Valley are open. Thorndike and Mahogany
Flat are open to high clearance vehicles, no water is available.
Reservations for Furnace Creek
sites and the group sites
at Texas Springs
can be made up to five months in advance
on the 5th of each month. To make reservations, call 1-800-365-2267.
You can get more information about Death Valley National Park
visiting their website
If big trees are your thing, the Sequoia
and Kings Canyon National Parks can be reached
at 1-559-565-3341 for recorded park information, or visit the National Parks Kings Canyon web site
Many Lone Pine campgrounds
are open year-round, but the following
are closed in the winter: Millpond Recreation Area and Schober Lane
All Mono County campgrounds close during the winter.
Bureau of Land Management
Most BLM campgrounds including Tuttle
Creek, Goodale Creek, Horton Creek and Crowley Lake
the winter. The Pleasant Valley Bowl camping area will remain open
year-round, but campers should be prepared with an alternate choice
if all of the sites are full. No dispersed camping will be allowed
outside the designated sites.