New Shady Rest Campground, California

Top Photo: Rainbow Falls at Devil's Postpile National Monument.

"New Shady Rest Campground is walking distance to town and conveniently located next to the developed town bike system."


New Shady Rest Forest Service Campground, Mammoth Lakes, CA: Site# 83, this site has water & dump station nearby, 94 sites, 7,000 ft elevation. May 19 - June 1st.

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Extended our visit to New Shady

Today we paid for three more nights at New Shady Rest Forest Service Campground in Mammoth Lakes, CA. This should max out the fourteen-day limit for us at this campground. This is a wonderful location, with easy walks to town restaurants, etc. This morning we walked to Stellar Brew and Natural Cafe for breakfast. Lots of locals, and great food.

Stellar Brew Cafe *Stellar Brew and Natural Cafe* 3280 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Devils Postpile National Monument


Located in the Inyo National Forest, the New Shady Rest Campground is a peaceful and beautiful place to camp near Mammoth Lakes, CA. With 92 campsites surrounded by tall Jeffrey pine trees, it's the perfect spot for nature lovers looking to escape the city.

A Perfect Blend of Nature and Convenience

What sets the New Shady Rest Campground apart is its unbeatable location. It offers the best of both worlds - the tranquility of the forest and the amenities of a nearby town. Here's why it's a favorite among campers:

  1. Serene Forest Setting: The campground is nestled in a lush grove of towering pine trees, providing shade and a peaceful atmosphere.
  2. Close to Mammoth Lakes: Just a short walk or drive away from the campground is Mammoth Lakes, a bustling town with plenty to offer.
  3. Year-Round Destination: Mammoth Lakes is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year, with activities for every season.

Convenient Amenities and Activities*

The New Shady Rest Campground is designed to cater to all types of campers. Here are some features that make it stand out:

  1. Spacious Campsites: The campsites are well-maintained and spacious, accommodating various camping setups such as tents and RVs.
  2. Essential Facilities: Each site comes with a picnic table and fire pit, allowing campers to enjoy cooking outdoors and gathering around the campfire.
  3. Easy Access to Trails: The campground is located near several hiking trails, including the popular Mammoth Lakes Basin Trail, making it an ideal starting point for outdoor adventures.
  4. Diverse Outdoor Activities: From mountain biking on nearby trails to scenic drives around natural attractions like Mammoth Lakes Basin and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, there's something for everyone.
  5. Relaxation Opportunities: If you prefer a more laid-back experience, the campground itself offers plenty of options. You can spend your days reading under the shade, playing games with loved ones, or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Gateway to Exploration

One of the unique aspects of the New Shady Rest Campground is its proximity to Mammoth Lakes. This makes it easy for campers to access essential amenities like grocery stores and restaurants while still being immersed in nature.

Moreover, its location serves as an excellent base for exploring the wider the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, within reach for day trips and discovering diverse landscapes.

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