24 Parks near Crowley Lake, California
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 2010 - $40.00
Nice view overlooking Crowley Lake. Water pressure not very good. Lake is supposed to be good for fishing. No shade for the sites overlooking the lake. We would camp there again. - The traveler
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
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
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 - $45.00
This is a nice RV park with plenty of pine trees for shade. Some sites are gravel, while others are asphalt. My only disappointment was that my site did not have a sewer outlet, but the park does have dump stations. - ArmandV
May 2016 - $66.00
This is a great area to camp and visit. There is so much to do. The park is situated off the highway entering Mammoth Lakes. Try to book in the full hook-up area as it is nestled in the trees. The size of the sites varies as the boundaries are set by the trees. Most are easy to get into, but there are a few that you will need some back up assistance.
The park is very clean and the rules seem reasonable. As they are in the forest, you must be tending your campfire at all times. Lots of shade during the day. There is an indoor pool but no fitness facility, however there are lots of hiking trails and bike paths. Good wi-fi but our site did not receive satellite due to the trees. Some sites will receive satellite. Great cable selection.
Only gripe is the office staff. Difficult to get on the phone. The recorded message says to leave a message and they will call back. In our case, that never happened despite leaving several messages. We just kept calling until a human answered. - OwenTen
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
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
Jul 2011 - $10.00
This campground is part of the Inyo National Forest and is reservable through Recreation.gov. There are no showers, but there are clean flush toilets and sinks with cold running water. There was also soft soap provided. The hosts are super friendly and very helpful. Very nice creek (Coldwater Creek) runs down both sides of campground where you can fish for rainbow and brook trout. - User1132
Sep 2010 - $10.00
This campground is just weird. There seemed to be lots of driving around by visitors and campers, and it was extremely dusty. We had site #26, and it was very difficult to level. The route through the campground is hard to determine and is very narrow with a dirt and rocky surface and it would be difficult for large RVs to squeeze between some of the trees. It seemed that very few of the campers kept their dogs on leash as required, and ours were attacked by one that ran out of a campsite and jumped them. Be aware if you bring your dogs. I would not return to this campground. The rate reflects the Senior Pass discount. - jbarry130
Sep 2010 - $7.00
Rate reflect Senior Pass. This is a great campground along the San Joaquin River. It's very pet friendly, and you can take your dogs on the trails. It's dusty, but there isn't much traffic. We had site B-7 for 3 nights, and would have stayed longer if we could have. The rangers are very friendly and helpful. I intend to come back here as soon as possible. The hike to Rainbow Falls, about 5.5 miles round trip is well worth it. Beautiful falls. - jbarry130