Lake Mary Campground
Lake Mary Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, United States
Located on the northern shore of Lake Mary in Inyo National Forest, Lake Mary Campground features 48 campsites separated into multiple loops. The campground is open from late May to early September.
RVs, trailers, and tents are allowed, but there is a maximum length limit of 30 feet. There are no ADA-accessible or group sites at this campground. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, and trash.
Swimming is not permitted at Lake Mary. Dogs are allowed in the campground and throughout the park as long as they’re properly leashed.
Best Campsites at Lake Mary Campground
Below are Power Camper’s recommended sites if you want to have the best experience at Lake Mary Campground.
Best Sites to Share: #5, #6
- Side by side to make into a shared space
- Located at the end of a loop for more privacy
- Only one neighboring site
- Downside: farther from amenities
Most Privacy: Sites #36, #37
- Located at the end of a loop
- Farthest from noise and activity at the lake
- More distance separating sites from neighbors
- Not far from water and trash
- Downside: farther from restrooms
Closest to Amenities: Sites #16, #17
- Short distance from the water
- Close to restrooms, water, and trash
- Easy access to the main road
- Rent a pontoon boat from Pokonobe Marina to relax in the sun and enjoy the open water with friends and family.
- Grab your spinners and silver spoons for unbeatable fishing. Try your hand at catching rainbow trout and brook trout while soaking in the gorgeous mountain views.
- For a more laidback activity, take a scenic drive throughout the area to appreciate the vastness of the forests and the myriad lakes spread throughout the park.
- Pack a picnic lunch to experience the natural splendor of Inyo National Forest and make fond family memories along the clear waters of Lake Mary.
Lake Mary Campground Campground Rules
Max Trailer/RV Length30 feet
Max Length of Stay14 nights
Max People per Site6
Max Vehicles per Site2
Lake Mary Campground Reservation Information
Reservations Required?Reservations are available through the online portal at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.
Reservations are available through the online portal at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777. Sites can accommodate up to 6 guests and 2 vehicles. Nightly rates are $29 for standard reservations or $31 during holidays. Lake Mary Campground has a 14-day limit within a 30-day rolling period. Reservation fees are $8 online, $9 by phone, or $3 in person.
Group Camping Reservations
Lake Mary Campground does not have a group site. Guests are welcome to reserve adjacent sites and use them as shared space. All the requirements of reserving those individual sites must be met.
Campsite Reservation Cancellations
Cancellations should be requested online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Changes and cancellations are subject to a $10 fee, and late requests within 1 calendar day of arrival will also be charged the cost of a single night’s stay.
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Nearby Campgrounds to Lake Mary Campground
Lake Mary Campground is next to one of the most popular lakes in the area, making this a highly desirable and convenient location for anyone seeking to specifically visit Lake Mary. It’s not the best for guests who like spread-out campsites, privacy, or less crowded areas. There is no swimming at Lake Mary, which may be a dealbreaker for some guests.
The amenities are comparable to many other campgrounds in Inyo National Forest, but guests should note that Lake Mary Campground does not have showers, a dump station, group camping options, or ADA-accessible sites
Therefore, anyone who prefers the maximum possible amenities should seek out a campground with more centralized facilities. Disabled guests may also be better served at area campgrounds that have accessible sites that are more thoughtfully designed for mobility and access.
Twin Lakes Campground is convenient to Twin Lakes, Mammoth Mountain, and the town of Mammoth Lake. It features 93 sites for tents or RVs. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, flush toilets, and drinking water. The nearby general store has paid showers, boat rentals, and firewood for sale. This location is great for guests who enjoy access to a store and convenience to town.
Coldwater Campground is across the water from Lake Mary Campground. It has 73 sites for RVs or tents and a generous length limit of 43 feet. The amenities are comparable to Lake Mary Campground, but this site is also close to paid showers Twin Lakes General Store. Coldwater may also be preferable for hikers since it has access to both Lake Mary and the extensive trail network to the south.
Old Shady Rest Campground is farther from the lakes to the south, so it will be a markedly different environment from Lake Mary Campground. This smaller campground offers 45 sites for tents or RVs. Amenities include bear boxes, fire rings, flush toilets, and picnic tables. It has easy access to a dump station and showers located outside of the main campground. Old Shady Rest is next to the town of Mammoth Lakes and the New Shady Rest and Pine Glen campgrounds.
Pine Glen Campground
Pine Glen is farther away from the lakes, but it’s close to town and local trails. It has 9 individual sites and multiple group sites. The 2 small group sites can fit up to 15 people for $66 per night, while the 6 large ones can fit 30 people for $132 per night. Amenities include picnic tables, flush toilets, and fire rings. Pine Glen has convenient access to the dump station at New Shady Rest and paid showers out in town.
New Shady Rest is located just outside of town and farther from the various lakes to the south. It offers 92 sites for RVs or tents with a length limit of 36 feet. Amenities include a dump station, flush toilets, fire rings, and bear boxes for food. Showers are available for $8 at the nearby Mammoth Mountain RV Park. This campground also has ADA-accessible sites and has a longer season than Lake Mary Campground.