17 Parks near Benton, California
May 2014 - $40.00
This is not really a campground, but a place that offers Hot Tubs with RV parking. Porta Potties are provided and nothing else but beautiful camp sites. I would give this place a 15 if I could. Every site have a hot tub cleaned and filled daily. Price is for 2 people each additional is $10 per. Very quite and friendly place. They let well behaved dogs off leash. - Spantz
Sep 2010 - $20.00
Have stayed at Brown's many times. This is strictly for those who like to fish. Dry camping with store, grill, showers, restrooms, fish cleaning sink and laundry. All very basic but gets the job done very well. Fishing was good for rainbows but no spawning browns right up until the campground closed for the season on 9/30. Personnel are very friendly. I will definitely be back next season. - User1132
Jul 2010 - $26.00
We have been coming here for years and always enjoy our stay. This last week was no exception. This is a great park with really nice people staffing it. Hostess is really nice, helpful and a very funny lady. She makes you feel at home the minute you arrive. If there is one negative, it is that there doesn't seem to be any restriction for dogs. They run wild all over the park. The owners take advantage of this to let their pets do what they want, where they want. This past week we were next to a three families with 6 dogs. Everytime we went outside these "large" dogs were on us. Not only us but everyone around us. The people were nice but didn't control them even after we hinted about the problem. Nothing worse than stepping out of your rig into dog excrement. Anywho, that's the only complaint that I have. Looking forward to visiting soon. - WE2FISH
Jun 2010 - $20.00
I have been coming to this park for 50 years. It is an awesome place if you like to fish or just like to stare at some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Stargazing is beyond compare. It is situated in the middle of the Long Valley Caldera on the upper Owens River at 7000' elevation. There are no trees in this area, just awesome 360 degree views of the mountains. If you like to catch trout, it's the best, Rainbows and German Browns. Check the sport fishing regulations for special fishing regulations at different times of the year. They have a well equipped store, friendly helpful staff (Rhonda), fish cleaning and freezing facilities and trailer storage during their open season 4/25-9/30. - User1132
Sep 2008 - $29.00
We stayed here for two evenings. It is fairly close to Bodie Ghost Town. They have mainly Park model homes in their spaces and I'm sure in the summer you would need reservations. It's close to Convict Lake and Hot Creek (catch and release only). Mountains are beautiful around this area. Not a great place to walk pets. - Arizona Traveler
Jul 2014 - $22.00
This campground is a mile off Hwy 395 / Toms Place exit, at elevation of 7000 ft, if you have breathing issues. Verizon cell reception here. There are beautiful sites along the creek, but don't expect to drive into those sites without reservations! This campground is narrow one way in/out. Most of the sites accommodate smaller RVs but with placement of large boulders along road, it requires multiple difficult maneuvers to back in to keep from being lodged on top of the boulders, we stayed in one of the few sites that a 37 ft RV can fit. Be aware of low hanging branches as we damaged our fixed satellite. The current (recommend highly) campground hosts did an excellent job of maintaining the out of control weekender party goers, as well as park maintenance. Lots of trees. - nmccaleb
Sep 2009 - $20.00
A well maintained campground at the based of Rock Creek Canyon near Highway 395. Near Tom's Place, half way between Bishop and the turn-off for Mammoth Lakes. This is an excellent dry camping site for tents and RV under 30 feet. Access for longer RV is marginal due to narrow campground loop roads lined with boulders. There are a few possible sites for a motor home and a tow vehicle. All of the sites we checked were not level. Boulders, rocks, shrubs, pinyon trees and pot holes are present to inflict damage upon an RV and especially the larger size ones. Backing skills are challenged by the campground layout. There is a dump station across from the campground entrance. There are designated water hook-ups for an RV along the campground loops. Sites are shaded by Pinyon Pines or the taller Jeffrey Pines. We stayed in Site 41, which offered the most room for our motor home. When we left, a South Dakota couple with a 40 foot RV quickly relocated to #41. We camped here for five nights in a 36 foot motor home. We will not return with a motor home, but will with a tent and an SUV. The campground rates a 10 from me for tenting or small RV. - James Barr
Sep 2015 - $24.00
Sites are fine, some are unlevel. ours was pretty good, #88. You can see the lake from our site, and probably from #2, and #3. There is very few trees to provide shade, and this is a no-hookup situation. Convict lake is within walking distance and it is stocked with trout during the year. We didn't catch any this time though. The lake was crowded on Saturday and Sunday, but Monday of Labor Day weekend was good and we did our boat fishing then. You are only 10 minutes or so from Mammoth Lakes area for supplies. There is a free dump station on the way in to the lake. - kirkcrawford
May 2015 - $22.00
Camp hosts and manager were very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are newer, clean, and smell good. The sites, although narrow for my 32' fifth wheel with 3 slides, had plenty of grassy space and a large table in back alongside the creek (space 24). Tall pines made my site feel cozy. Work could be done on some of the asphalt pads that are cracking and need leveling. We had a big snow just before I was to depart and the manager gave folks due to leave that day a free night. Before I departed, one of the hosts came to help me sweep the foot of snow off my slide toppers. The lake is absolutely beautiful - with a lovely 3 mile walk around it. A cute boardwalk at the back where the stream enters the lake has a grassy area for a picnic or for a nice rest. The nearby resort has a restaurant and rents boats to fish the lake. I heard the trout fishing was great. I will definitely return. - Chris-Kiva
Jun 2013 - $22.00
We've been coming here for years. It's a beautiful lake right up against the Eastern Sierra where they offer boat rentals, or you can walk all the way around the lake. The sites were mostly barren in the upper loops, but in the lower loops there is more foliage. The sites are level for tenting or RVing. The bathrooms were clean and recently remodeled to be more modern. You can grab a shower at the Convict Lake Resort for a fee. The Resort has a well stocked store w/ meats, milk, wine, and necessities. You can buy a fishing license here, too. I saw some larger 5th wheels here, but the sites are too small for larger Class A's, etc. The resort has an award winning restaurant which is very close to the campground. - DayTripper2015
Jun 2010 - $20.00
Expensive for what you get, although restrooms were immaculate. Very friendly camp host! Not appropriate for large rigs however. We loved the shady sites but will not be back for the size reason. - havervwilltravl
Aug 2014 - $11.00
The two Shady Rest campgrounds are across the street from each other and both share a great location on the edge of town, near bike paths, etc. Old Shady Rest is smaller, quieter and has much more space between sites. The camp host told us that New Shady Rest has more party campers and occasional homeless wandering through. We loved camping here both for the wonderful features of the Mammoth area and for this marvelous campground. I marked it down to a 9 only because of the poor layout of many sites (angled the wrong way so we had to go the wrong way on the one way road), the somewhat narrow road, and a tiny bit of road noise. If you don't mind dry camping, this is a great choice in Mammoth Lakes. It was generally not full when we were here. - MrSunshine
Jul 2013 - $20.00
A very nice and wooded park. Depending on your slide out configuration, you may have a tough time but is usually manageable. Very close to the town of Mammoth with bike paths leading to a park. Camp host on site were very helpful. I would stay here again. - pb24
Jun 2013 - $20.00
For dry camping in Mammoth Shady Rest is pretty nice. Good space between sites. We were there in early June and the place was virtually empty. It's a tight squeeze to back into most sites (we're 40 feet with trailer and Expedition) and you really have to watch out for the rocks and trees. There is a little road noise from main street, even in the back, but not too bad and you can walk to town easily. Easy access to all that Mammoth has to offer. We're hikers and we can do a 3 or 4 mile RT to different lakes every day. Awesome! - Honest John
Sep 2016 - $60.00
As others have pointed out, there are 2 distinct sections to this RV park. You have your wonderful wilderness area with full hooks up and lots of room between your neighbors, and you have your asphalt area with side-by-side spaces and no sewer. I really wished we could have reserved a full hookup wilderness site, but they were all booked up for Labor Day weekend. Still, the park was a great place to go if you're planning a trip to Mammoth. Actually, from what I understand, it's the only place to go if you want hookups.
The staff I interacted with were absolutely wonderful. When our friends that were joining us had multiple tire blowouts and couldn't make it the first night of the weekend, she was very accommodating and really cared about our situation. - Arash
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This was our third stay. We were in the power/water section (no sewer), which is fine for a few days. The park was clean and the jacuzzi is nice to have except this time the chemicals were so bad every day we couldn't use it. Two nights before we left, a large group rolled in at 2 am and very loudly set up camp in the adjacent spot. With quiet hours after 10 pm, I couldn't believe the park allowed people to do this. To be fair, this was the first time we had any issue with this park. We will probably stay here again since it's the only place in town with hookups. - coffmake
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We organize a gathering of tent campers every year and have camped here for three years. We bring our TT because we no longer tent.
We booked one of the few pull-throughs for our TT this year. It was at the very end, near the group tenting site. We had full hook-ups, but there's a dump station that's easy to access for the sites that only have water and power.
The sites are largely in the trees, so their sizes vary. There's a gigantic overflow area that looks like a parking lot, with few if any trees. Those sites have water and 30 amp power but no sewer. Most of the regular sites have 50 amp. The main sites have picnic tables and fire rings: not sure about the overflow sites. Wifi is easy to access with the code. We didn't turn on the TV so we don't know about the cable, although it's available. Pets have to be leashed, but we saw several off-leash.
The RVs are arranged in a circle around a large central tenting area with 17 smaller tenting sites and two big group tenting ones. The tent sites are in the tall pines, very pleasant, and it's not obvious that you're surrounded by RVs. The tenting sites all have picnic tables and fire rings. The two big group sites have several of each. You will be charged for a minimum of 17 people and a maximum of 80, so if you have fewer than 17, you'll still pay for 17.
There's an indoor pool and spa, a store, code-access bathrooms and showers, a laundry room, a playground, and a dishwashing station. The park is right on the main road into Mammoth Lakes, about two miles off Rt. 395 and less than a mile from shops and amenities. It's also right across the road from the Visitor Center, which is handy.
Staff is friendly enough, but forget trying to call them. You'll probably get a machine and no one will EVER call you back. Be patient and keep trying.
Our camping group loves to hike, kayak, and bike, so this is ideal for us. Five hours from LA and four from Reno/Lake Tahoe. - MargaretB
Jul 2016 - $1.00
By far the best RV Campground in Mammoth Lakes!! Very courteous and helpful staff. Very clean restrooms and showers. Peaceful creek running through the centre. This was our second time staying and we will definitely be coming back. Great for the kids with the two fishing ponds next door. We only stayed for three days this time but would have liked to stay longer. - REG4608
May 2013 - $37.00
We stayed at this park for 6 nights and had a spot right on the stream. The spot was plenty large enough for our 3 slides and it had a fire pit. They have nice trout ponds you can fish in for a fee. They are pleasant to sit by, or walk around. We did not fish here as there is so much other good fishing in the area. The staff was very pleasant and willing to help, they even took us to our campsite and helped us back in as we had never been here before. They only take checks or cash, but when we checked the lady told us it was ok to set up our camp and go to the bank to get cash if we did not have that much with us, very trusting people. Will definitely return here as it is the best in the area and it is so quiet and friendly. - perzina
Apr 2013 - $35.00
This is a popular fishing campground. Upon arrival, it was packed with a family reunion. Kids running around, a couple of loose dogs came to investigate without the owners bothering to call them back. We backed up to another RV who had 2 little yappy dogs in an x-pen growling and yapping at our dogs. Grrr, right back at you. Because of this "welcome," I had a slanted opinion of this park. Once the majority of the families left by the next day, it was a quiet park. Some sites are right on the babbling brook, which was really nice. When we checked in the manager was very welcoming and full of info of things to do in the area. Sites: Too close together for my taste. Gravel & wood chip sites. Picnic table & fire ring. Did not check the bathrooms. You are given a key for the bathroom/showers if you plan to use. No laundry. Pets are welcome. Very lax in their rules. A couple of loose dogs owned by residents in homes up the hill. Dogs were friendly and I didn't see waste around. So the dogs weren't really a problem. No WiFi. Verizon signal was Excellent. There was a small book exchange in the office. Activities: fishing, fishing, and more fishing. Fish cleaning station provided. Beautiful area. We missed Yosemite because it was too early for the road to be open (early May). But there are many lakes, hiking, skiing. Mammoth Lakes is a ski town, so there are plenty of restaurants and shopping. Resort prices though. Decent little campground, but crowded on the weekends. - Fur Mom
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Had Reservations over the Independence Day Holiday. Reserved 8 spaces for both travel trailers and motorhomes. Beautiful campground, all sites are shaded and in the forest. Problem is getting your Rv in the spaces. We reserved all 34+ foot spaces but were unable to back in to any of the spaces because of limited room. When the photo shows the space, be cautious. You do not have room to back in with larger Rv's. I would recommend this Campground for any RV less that 25 ft. - REG4608
Aug 2015 - $13.00
This park is right off the main road into Mammoth Lakes which was perfect for a base camp for the area. We visited Devils Tower NP and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and smaller area sites. Although just off the main road, we were in the back of the park and it was quiet. The park was clean and seemed well run although we had no reason to interact with the hosts. The bathrooms were fine. There are no showers or hookups. I heard as I was leaving that showers were available across the street at Mammoth Mountain RV park. There is a dump station that the park has outsourced and it costs $10 and has water fill up as well as dump. We had enough room between sites but not a lot. We had a little trouble backing into the site because of the dumpster located across the street at the toilets, so I would camp one site to either side of our site. Our site was asphalt but this option is not available under Site Surface. - bdornbush
Aug 2012 - $30.00
This is a large, basic campground behind the Forest Service welcome center in Mammoth Lakes, California. There are no hook ups, although there is a dump station that you can use for an additional $7. The sites are large and mostly flat. They each have a fire pit and a picnic table. There are plenty of restrooms and garbage bins scattered throughout. The restrooms have running water, and while older, are extremely clean and well stocked with toilet paper. The park is "dog friendly" in that they allow dogs, and there seemed to be a lot of them. The park does not have available waste bags. We really enjoyed this park. Even though it's large and there were a lot of people, it was immaculately clean, both the sites and the bathrooms. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We were really impressed with the size of the sites as well. The only reason I gave a 9 instead of a 10 is that there aren't any showers. - roadie gal