Sherwin Creek Campground

Mammoth Lakes


Mammoth Mountain


Sherwin Creek Campground,  Mammoth Lakes, CA

Sherwin Creek Campground

Mammoth Lakes
Attractions and Activities

Campers at Sherwin Creek Campground are within a short drive 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 Sherwin Creek 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.

Sherwin Creek Campground

Sherwin Creek Campground is 2½ miles east of Mammoth Lakes Village. Although Sherwin Creek Campground doesn't have all the amenities of the other campgrounds around Mammoth Lakes, it offers a quiet refuge away from the buzz of activity around the lakes and town. Sherwin Creek Campground opens early in May, ahead of many of the others. Many campers at Sherwin Creek take the time to hike up the trail to scenic Sherwin Lakes. Great views of Mammoth Mountain open up as you ascend the trail.

The 85 campsites may be reserved. Most of them are standard sites that can accommodate RVs, trailers, or tents. Fifteen sites are walk-in, tent-only sites set apart from the rest of the campground. The tent sites are the nicest in the campground, situated close to chattering Sherwin Creek. Campers at Sherwin Creek Campground may stay up to 21 nights.

Sherwin Creek Campground Basics
Sherwin Creek Campground Location: Along Sherwin Creek, 2½ miles east of Mammoth Lakes Village
Elevation: 7,600 feet
Mileage from major cities: 316 miles north of Los Angeles
176 miles south of Reno.
Number of Campsites: 85
Open - Closed: May 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) 873-2400

Reservations at Sherwin Creek Campground
Reservations recommended whenever campground is open, available up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 34 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #5, 8, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 37, 49, 54, 76, 80, 81, 82
Campground Map: Sherwin Creek Campground Map
Fees: $23 per night
Reservations: Sherwin Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Sherwin Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: N0
Dump station: No
Attractions near Sherwin Creek Campground: Sherwin Lakes (a 2.3 mile hike), John Muir Wilderness, Mammoth Lakes, hiking, fishing

General Camping Information

Not all campsites at Sherwin Creek Campground 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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