New Shady Rest, California - 2018

After a month of dry camping in the desert, it's sweet to be back in trees. The campground is tucked in a grove of Jeffrey Pine Trees & is easy walking distance to Mammoth Lakes.

New Shady Rest - Forest Service Campground, Mammoth Lakes, CA: Site #151 (92 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground/Notes: flush toilets • dump station available • trails from campground • trails nearby • 7,800’ elevation. May 6th - 11th. Miles driven: 37 miles (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).

• Walk to town.
• Non-reservable sites (on our visit all sites were non-reservable).
• Some town road noise.

Overall Experience: Smile

Backyard of theDay Backyard of the day. Up the hill and towards the right are the bear locker and picnic table at our campsite 4 years ago. Another fun stay at New Shady Rest Campground in Mammoth Lakes CA.

Bald Mountain Lookout Today's outing – A drive on the backroads to Bald Mountain Lookout. This former fire lookout has amazing 360 degree views. The last section of the road up the mountain was a tad iffy with melting snow & mud, but we made it.

Pretty views on the run Diana did a run from our campsite at Shady Rest Campground today. Mr. Garmin says minimum elevation 7637’, maximum 8146’. Dusty trails reminded me of Bend trail dust.

Black Doubt Brewing Lookie what's a mile walk from our campsite.

On the Road Again On the road again. We really enjoyed Mammoth Lakes but, unfortunately, it’s time to move on. Guess where we’re heading?

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Black Doubt Brewing Very good beers, but they don't serve food. You can order it from two restaurants in the shopping center. The brewery is a mile walk from the campground.

Also see: Tap here to view our 2014 visit.

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