Camping in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Where we stayed

We booked our campsite at Twin Lakes campground roughly 3 weeks ahead of time but I would highly recommend booking sooner especially for the summer months as our site was the only one available! 

The campground is right on Twin Lakes which makes it an ideal spot for easy lake access. There is a beautiful waterfall that we could see from our campsite. We brought our own paddle board but you can rent water equipment at the campsite store. The store also has all the essentials if you forget to pack equipment or want a snack. The campsite has flush toilets but to use a shower you’ll need to pay for it at the campground store.

The Lakes We Visited

Twin Lakes: As mentioned above Twin Lakes has a pretty waterfall that’s worth seeing. Twin Lakes is small but fun for paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, etc. 

Lake Convict: GO HERE. This is a small lake surrounded by colorful mountains a short drive off from the highway. There’s a short, flat trail around the lake- about 2.5 miles. 

Lake Mono: A large lake with cool rock formations that make you feel like you’re on another planet. 
June Lake: We only drove past this one but it’s beautiful with bright blue water. I would go back and swim in this lake if I were to go again.

What We Ate

Camp food

  • Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese and toast, oatmeal (homemade)
  • Lunch: sandwiches (veggies, lunch meat/cheese, etc.) 
  • Dinner: burgers (made over the fire pit)

Shelter Distilling  

In downtown Mammoth, Shelter Distilling is a gem! It’s outdoor seating make it pup friendly which is a requirement for us when traveling with Mia. Edgar ordered a hazy IPA and I ordered the Shelter Fizz. We shared the Shelter Nachos with pork which were amazing. 

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