Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes offer world class hiking, fly fishing, camping and skiing and is located on Mammoth Mountain in Mono County, California. The area features lake side camping and access to the high county of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Mammoth Mountain is classified as a volcano and still produces hazardous volcanic gases that kill trees and caused ski patroller fatalities in 2006 The most notable evidence of this is found an Horseshoe Lake at the end of Lake Mary Road. The latest magmatic eruptions at Mammoth Mountain took place about 55,000 years ago.

Each of the major lakes in the area, Twin Lakes, Lake Mary and Lake George have campgrounds around them which allow an early morning fishing opportunity to produce fresh fish for breakfast.

Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes, California - Photo by Paul Wight
Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes, California – Photo by Paul Wight

Mammoth Lake serves as a wonderful place to camp and can be a great jumping off point to explore many of the Central Sierra’s attractions including Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park , Mono Lake, Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park, Bridgeport, Green Lakes, Crowley Lake and the Long Valley Caldera, Lundy Canyon, Virginia Lakes, Big Springs and the Upper Owens River, the Mono Craters, the Inyo Craters and the Benton Hot Springs.

Mammoth Lakes is located in the Eastern side Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The campgrounds qualify as high county camps as the average about 9,000 feet above sea level. This campground is located in bear county, so prepare accordingly and camp responsibly. On our last trip, we ran across a black bear crossing the highway at about noon in broad day light.

Mammoth Trail Map

Mammoth Lakes Gampgrounds

Lake George Campground

Lake George Campground is a beautiful campground located in the Mammoth Lakes area, above Lake Mary in the High Sierra in Mono County, California. Lake…
Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes, California - Photo by Paul Wight

Lake Mary Campground

Lake Mary Campground is a beautiful campground located in the Mammoth Lakes area of the High Sierra in Mono County, California. Lake Mary is the…
Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes, California. Photo by Paul Wight

Twin Lakes Campground

Twin Lakes Campground is a beautiful campground located in the Mammoth Lakes area of the High Sierra in Mono County, California. The campground offers views…

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