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Camp High Sierra

Public Campground in the Heart of Mammoth Lakes 

Opening Day is Scheduled for May 27, 2022

This unique campground offers tent camping sites, trailer/RV sites with hook-ups, rustic bunk style cabins, and free hot showers for all registered guests. Central to the campground is the historic recreational lodge where guests can gather to play board games, ping pong, or relax around the rock fireplace with a good book. 

Family Fun Since 1921

With a historic recreation lodge and views of the Sherwins, Mammoth Mountain and the Mammoth Crest, Camp High Sierra has been a family-favorite campground for almost 100 years. Ideally located between town and the Lakes Basin, this is the perfect basecamp for all your favorite Mammoth activities.

Call 800.MAMMOTH to Reserve Your Campsite or Cabin in Advance

Campground Information

Walk-Ups Welcome When Space Available

  • Front Desk is open 8:00AM–8PM.
  • The Front Desk for check-in is inside the recreational lodge, where you can also purchase firewood and sundries, including bug spray and sunscreen.
  • Wild animals are common within the campgrounds. Please keep your campsite clean as not to attract animals. Do not feed any animals. 
  • Showers are available for $5 to non-registered campers. Please check-in and pay in advance at the Front Desk before using showers. 
  • Camp High Sierra is dog friendly. Local leash laws apply and dogs should never be left unattended.
  • Each campsite is allowed two vehicles: one car/one tow vehicle or two cars. All vehicles must be parked within designated spot. If space is available, each additional car is $5 per site per day and must be parked in overflow parking near the lodge.

Campsites - Max Occ. 6 
All campsites include a fire pit, picnic table and bear box (dimensions: 34" W x 38" H x 28" D.) Three tents are permitted per site and all personal items must be kept within designated campsite.  Access to shared water spigot, shared bathrooms and showers.

Trailer/RVs - Max Occ. 6
Maximum trailer/RV length is 32 feet. Three tents or two tents and a camper are permitted per site. All personal items must be kept within designated designated. All sites include a fire pit, picnic table and bear box (dimensions: 34" W x 38" H x 28" D.) Sites with electrical hookups, located near campsites, allow 15 amps of electricity per campsite and have access to shared water spigot, shared bathrooms and showers. Please bring your own extension cords and garden hoses.

Primitive Cabins - Max Occ. 6
Cabins include 6 twin beds, wall heater, small table with chairs, outdoor fire pit, and picnic table. Guests staying in the cabins need to provide their own bedding, cooking utensils and dishes. Electricity is available in the cabins suitable to charge phones or other small devices. Access to a shared water spigot, shared bathrooms and showers. Cooking is not permitted in the cabins. 

Utility Cabins - Max Occ. 4
Cabins include 2 twin bunk beds, wall heater, and small table with 2 chairs, outdoor fire pit, and picnic table. Unit has stall with toilet and sink. Guests also have access to shared bathrooms and showers. Guests staying in the cabins need to provide their own bedding, cooking utensils and dishes. Electricity is available in the cabins suitable to charge phones or other small devices. Cooking is not permitted in the cabins. 

Policies & Restrictions

Policies are based on arrival date and are per cabin or space reserved. Rates may be subject to change without notice. Late arrivals and early departure nights will be charged. Specific campsite is not guaranteed.

Bear Boxes
Please remember, you are entering an area frequented by bears. Bear boxes are provided at each camp site. All food, cosmetics, other scented items and coolers must be stored in a bear box or a locked vehicle out of sight (bears know what to look for).

Campfires, BBQs and Open Flames - Subject to Weather and Conditions
Fire pits - max height of fires is 18". Firewood can be purchased at the lodge. All open flames including campfires, charcoal, and open flames may be prohibited without notice due to weather and dry conditions. Please plan for any unexpected changes.  

Noise Restrictions
Camp quiet hours are 10PM–7AM.
Generator use is allowed 8AM–8PM.
No amplified noise, including music or voices permitted at any time.

Parking
Each campsite is allowed two vehicles: one car/one tow vehicle or two cars. All vehicles must be parked within designated spot. If space is available, each additional car is $5 per site per day and must be parked in overflow parking near the lodge.

Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome in camp for no additional fee, but must remain with you at all times. They must also be on a leash when they are outdoors, inside with you at night, with you when you are away from your cabin or campsite, and always kept as quiet as possible. Local leash laws apply.

Maximum Occupancy
Campsite and cabin occupancy will be strictly enforced. If the premises are used, in any way, by more than the maximum posted occupancy, the Occupant could be charged an additional per person, per night penalty fee; and the Occupant, Authorized Guests and all others may be required to immediately leave or be removed from the premises. Additional fines will be enacted if these and additional policies are violated. Policies subject to change without notice.  

Camp High Sierra Booking & Cancellation Policies

Camp Policies

Location

Address

869 Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760.934.2368 (summer only)

Front Desk is open 8:00AM–8PM.

Check-in/Check-out

Check-in time is 2PM and check-out time is 11AM. The Front Desk is inside the recreational lodge, where you can also purchase firewood and sundries, including bug spray and sunscreen.

Directions

Exit Highway 395 at the Mammoth Lakes turnoff (Hwy. 203), and continue straight into Mammoth Lakes onto Main Street. 

  • VEHICLE ACCESS  |  Proceed through town on Main Street past the 3rd signal (Canyon Blvd), which then turns into Lake Mary Road. Look for the Camp High Sierra sign set back on the left side of the road, turn left at the sign.

  • RV/TRAILER ACCESS  |  Proceed through town on Main Street past the 3rd signal (Canyon Blvd), which then turns into Lake Mary Road. Turn left onto Kelly Road, then right onto Majestic Pines Drive, then another right onto the dirt road between the first two houses past the intersection.

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Camp High Sierra is operated by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area under an agreement issued by the City of Los Angeles through the Department of Recreation and Parks.