Pine City Campground

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes

float fishing in Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Lake Mary

Mammoth Lakes
Attractions and Activities

Visitors at Pine City 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 Pine City 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.

Pine City Campground

Pine City Campground is located immediately across the road on the east shore of Lake Mary, the largest and most popular of the Mammoth Lakes. Slow speed boating and fishing are popular on the lake. Many anglers use float tubes to work their way into their favorite spots. Nearby marinas rent pontoon boats, motor boats, canoes, and kayaks.

The 10 campsites at Pine City Campground are first come, first served. Trails lead out to scenic lakes in the area such as TJ Lake, Arrowhead Lake, and Crystal Lake. Bike trails connect with other lakes and with the nearby community of Mammoth Lakes.

Campground Basics
Pine City Campground Location: Adjacent to Lake Mary in Mammoth Lakes
Elevation: 8,900 feet
Mileage from major cities: 320 miles north of Los Angeles
180 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 10
Open - Closed: Early June through mid-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

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: Some accessible sites
Fees: $24 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Pine City Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Nearby
Dump station: No
Attractions near Pine City Campground: Lake Mary, Lake George, pack station, hiking trails to nearby lakes, bike trail

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

TJ Lake  Mammoth Lakes, CA

TJ Lake

map of campground locations around Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile National Monument, including Pine City Campground


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