Old Shady Rest Campground

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain

Old Shady Rest Campground, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Old Shady Rest Campground

Mammoth Lakes
Attractions and Activities

Visitors at Old Shady Rest Campground are close to all the great activities and attractions around Mammoth Lakes.

  • Find excellent fishing in a half dozen big lakes and small streams throughout Mammoth Lakes.
  • Enjoy hiking to scenic lakes for a leisurely picnic.
  • Get your thrills mountain biking on Mammoth Mountain at Mammoth Bike Park.
  • Take advantage of paved bike trails that 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 Old Shady Rest Campground Regulations

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

Old Shady Rest Campground

Old Shady Rest Campground is located near the Village of Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierra. The campground neighbors New Shady Rest Campground. The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is within easy walking distance, as is the Village of Mammoth Lakes. The Mammoth Lakes Free Trolley connects the campground with key points in the village and the lakes. Cyclists can follow a paved bike trail up to the lakes.

The 45 campsites at Old Shady Rest Campground are spread around a single large loop in a spindly pine forest. Sites tend to be rather close together without any understory foliage to provide privacy. All sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents.

Campground Basics
Old Shady Rest Campground 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: 45
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 Recreation 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: 55 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28, 32, 50
Campground Map: Old Shady Rest Campground Map
Fees: $20.35-$23.89 per night
Reservations: Old Shady Rest Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Old 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: Nearby at New Shady Rest Campground
Attractions near Old Shady Rest Campground: 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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