There’s no better way to escape the busy Southern California traffic than to head up the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to Mammoth Lakes! We hope you enjoy this list of mammoth lakes camping & exploring suggestions!
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Where is Mammoth Lakes?
At an elevation of over 7,500 feet, Mammoth Lakes rests in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain range in California. Located less than 5 hours from Los Angeles or 5 hours from San Fransisco, Mammoth is a convenient spot for Cali locals!
When is the best time of year to visit Mammoth Lakes?
Mammoth Lakes attracts tourists all-year round! Skiing and snowboarding are the top winter activity and visitors can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and boating during the summer! We personally love fall time because of the fall colors!
Where is the best spot for Mammoth Lakes camping?
There’s dozens of spots to camp in Mammoth, but our favorite in Lake George Campground because you have a view of the lake, mountains, and trees! You also get bathrooms, running water, and instant access to trails like Crystal Lake!
Where should I explore while i’m camping in Mammoth?
There’s everything from mountains and lakes to hot springs and breweries! Our top favorite scenic spots are Crystal Lake, Hot Creek Geological Site, Convict Lake, and June Lake!
What do I do if it rains or snows while i’m in town?
If it rains or snows while you’re in Mammoth Lakes, you’ll definitely want to check out Trampolining at Snowcreek or the Mammoth Lakes Public Library! That is, before you head to Mammoth Brewing!
What If I don’t like camping? Are there any cabins or Airbnbs?
Not everyone enjoys sleeping in a tent! You can certainly get an RV or stay in a cabin/ Airbnb. These are the available Cabins and Airbnbs in Mammoth lakes right now: