Mammoth Lakes has so much to offer that visitors keep returning year after year.
Coldwater Campground (sometimes called Coldwater Creek Campground) is located just upstream from Lake Mary in the Mammoth Lakes area of the Inyo National Forest. The campground is popular with those who like being close enough to walk to the lake for some early morning fishing. A pair of small marinas at the lake rent a variety of boats from kayaks and canoes to pontoon boats. The trail to Arrowhead Lake begins at the upper end of the campground.
The campground has 74 sites arranged on two loops. Two creeks chatter past the campground and a mixture of rocks and pines give the campground a rugged, wilderness feel. Some campsites are rather close together, however more isolated ones can be found around the perimeter. At an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet nights can be chilly.
|Location:||Upstream from Lake Mary along Coldwater Creek in Mammoth Lakes|
|Mileage from major cities:||320 miles north of Los Angeles
180 miles south of Reno.
|Number of Campsites:||74|
|Open - Closed:||June through September|
|Max. People per Site:||6 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5|
|Maximum Length of Stay:||14 days|
|Pets:||On leash, always attended|
|Operated by||Inyo Recreation www.clm-services.com for Inyo National Forest|
Inyo NF, Bishop
|Reservations available:||whenever campground is open, from 24 hours to 6 months in advance|
|Maximum RV/Trailer Length:||38 feet|
|Accessible Sites:||None designated|
|Favorite Campsites:||#15, 22, 24, 30, 36, 42, 50, 51, 61, 63, 76|
|Fees:||$23 per night|
|Reservations:||Coldwater Campground Reservations|
|Check-in, check-out:||2:00 PM, Noon|
|Coldwater Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups|
|Campground:||Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water|
|Showers:||Find showers at Twin Lakes Store, $5 per person|
|Nearby attractions:||Lake Mary, Lake Mary Marina, boat launch ramp, riding stable, trails to nearby lakes|