New Shady Rest Campground

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain

New Shady Rest Campground, Mammoth Lakes, CA

New Shady Rest Campground

Mammoth Lakes
Attractions and Activities

Mammoth Lakes has so much to offer that visitors keep returning year after year.

  • Great fishing in a half dozen big lakes and great small streams
  • Hiking to scenic lakes for a leisurely picnic
  • Mountain biking on Mammoth Mountain at Mammoth Bike Park.
  • Paved bike trails lead from the village to the lakes
  • Explore the John Muir Wilderness
  • Take the shuttle over for a visit to Devils Postpile
  • Join a guided trail ride at the nearby stables - Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit
  • Play golf in Mammoth Lakes and enjoy a great dinner at one of their fine restaurants
  • Drive up to June Lake or Mono Lake for the day

Key Inyo National Forest Camping Regulations

  1. Fires only in fire rings
  2. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. No more than 2 pets per campsite
  4. To avoid problems with bears keep food in bear-proof lockers.

New Shady Rest Campground

New Shady Rest Campground is located near the Village of Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra. Although 3½ miles from the main cluster of lakes, the campground is close to public transportation connecting to the lakes, excellent paved bike trails, Mammoth Ski Resort, and other amenities. More than 1,000 feet lower than the campgrounds around the lakes, Shady Rest opens earlier in the year and often stays open longer in the fall. The campground is near the original Shady Rest Campground and Pine Glen Campground.

The 92 campsites may be reserved, and all of them can accommodate trailers, RVs, and tents. Campsites are located around two large loops.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Sawmill Cutoff Road, just past the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
Elevation: 7,800 feet
Mileage from major cities: 317 miles north of Los Angeles
177 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 92
Open - Closed: Mid May 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 Recreatioin for Inyo National Forest
Information -
Inyo NF, Bishop
(760) 873-2400

Reservations recommended whenever campground is open, available up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 38 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #76, 81, 85, 92, 109, 114, 115, 128, 129, 139, 140
Campground Map: New Shady Rest Campground Map
Fees: $22 per night
Reservations: New Shady Rest Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

New Shady Rest Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Nearby in Mammoth Lakes Village
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Bike Park, Mammoth Adventure Center, golf, Devils Postpile, pack station, hiking trails to nearby lakes, bike trail, fishing

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite. Purchase firewood locally to avoid spreading pests.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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map of campground locations around Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile National Monument


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