Pumice Flat Campground

Inyo National Forest

Meadow at Devils Postpile

Pumice Flat Campground, Inyo National Forest, CA

Pumice Flat Campground

Devils Postpile
Attractions and Activities

Those camped at Pumice Flat Campground are close to the Devils Postpile and Reds Meadow with a variety of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer unless you have a camping reservation, visitors must take the Reds Meadow Shuttle Bus from the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort into the area.

  • Explore the geologic wonders of Devils Postpile National Monument.
  • At Red's Meadow Resort join a trail ride to Rainbow Falls, eat at the Mule House Cafe, or just take advantage of their showers.
  • Fish in the river, Sotcher Lake or Starkweather Lake.
  • Hike 5 miles into the Ansel Adams Wilderness to Garnet Lake, or hike a few miles on the famous John Muir Trail.
  • Visit beautiful Minarets Falls.
  • Stop in a Minaret Summit viewpoint for spectacular views of the Ritter Range.

Key Pumice Flat 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.

Pumice Flat Campground

Pumice Flat Campground is along the meandering upper Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River. The area offers great opportunities for fly fishing and hiking. Within a short distance are Minaret Falls and Starkweather Lake. A little more than a mile away are Devils Postpile National Monument and Sotcher Lake.

A narrow access road leads to Pumice Flat Campground. While camping here drivers may bypass the Red's Meadow Shuttle Bus, but are still required to pay a $10 entrance fee. The shuttle only operates in summer. Pumice Flat Campground has 17 sites for RVs, trailers, and tents in a lodgepole pine forest. All the sites are first come, first served.

Pumice Flat Group Campground is located a short distance to the south on the opposite side of Minaret Summit Road.

Campground Basics
Pumice Flat Campground Location: In Reds Meadow along Minaret Summit Road near Devils Postpile National Monument
Elevation: 7,600 feet
Mileage/ Driving Times: Sacramento - 246 miles, 4:48
Reno - 179 miles, 3:39
Los Angeles - 322 miles, 5:15
Number of Campsites: 17
Open - Closed: Mid-June through mid-September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 vehicle, 2nd vehicle $5
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (760) 647-3044

No Reservations first come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 37 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16
Fees: $23 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Pumice Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Pumice Flat Campground: Devils Postpile National Monument, Sotcher Lake, Red's Meadow, Ansel Adams Wilderness, hiking, horseback riding, fishing

Pumice Flat Group Campground

Pumice Flat Group Campground has 4 group sites among the trees and well separated from one another. The campground is south of the main Pumice Flat Campground and on the opposite side of the road. Two of the group campsites can accommodate up to 20 people and 3 vehicles (maximum length 30 feet), another up to 30 people and 8 vehicles (maximum length 40 feet), and another up to 50 people and 10 vehicles (maximum length 40 feet). Each site has picnic tables, campfire rings, and food storage lockers.
Campground Map: Pumice Flat Group Campground Map
Fees: $75 - $188
Reservations: Pumice Flat Group Campground Reservations

Pumice Flat Group Campground, Inyo National Forest, CA

Pumice Flat Group Campground

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

map of campground locations around Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile National Monument, including Pumice Flat Campground


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