23 Parks near Mammoth Lakes, California
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This is a small rv park and is very popular with many return campers. Mostly older, retired people. A lot of them stay for several months each summer. A very friendly and welcoming group. The park is within walking distance to two lakes (Gull & June) and into town. We've stayed here before and sure miss the previous hosts. But the new hosts are very nice and helpful and seem to fit in with the regulars. They have cable & wi-fi but the wi-fi is very, very slow. The park is up for sale but if it's still open next summer, we'll be back. - snickers-abbey
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This a small park located between Gull Lake and June Lake. There is some shade during parts of the day. All sites are gravel with hookups at the rear. It can get pretty tight when the park is full, which is most the time. Good tv and wifi. Camp hosts are friendly and helpful. Many returning RVers that stay for many months. Nice walk to both lakes or into town. - MJHP*28
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We was in a back in site and was a little tight but doable. Staff was friendly and helpful.hookups were at back of site so extension might be necessary. Nice friendly people. - Donny Mackelprang