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Attention: Agnew Horse Camp will be closed for the 2014 and 2015 season.
Attention: Water is in short supply; please use water wisely.


part ofInyo National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 18 2015   Season Dates


Agnew Horse Camp is located in Reds Meadow Valley, just west of the full-service community of Mammoth Lakes, California. This equestrian camp provides access to some of the most spectacular wilderness in the Sierras and many outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fishing, hiking and photography.

Devils Postpile National Monument and the famous Ansel Adams Wilderness are nearby, and a pack station with several amenities is just down the road.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in a lodgepole pine forest surrounded by high peaks, adjacent to creeks and a small lake, at an elevation of 8,400 feet. Spring and early summer wildflower displays bring even more color to the landscape.

Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, such as black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and many species of fish and birds.


The campground is a great base camp for hiking the area's many trails. Within a few miles, campers will find the High Trail, Shadow Creek Trail and River Trail, all for hiking and horseback riding. Trailheads to the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail are also in the vicinity. Some of the terrain can be challenging for horses, especially due to the high elevation.

Fishing enthusiasts can try for trout in the many area lakes or the North Fork of the San Joaquin River.


The horse camp is adjacent to the main Agnew Meadows Campground and group camp. Three equestrian-friendly campsites are available. The road to the facility is narrow, single-laned and only open in summer.

Nearby Attractions:

The area is close to Devils Postpile National Monument and the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Both areas provide great day trips, offering horseback riding and hiking trails, as well as unparalleled photographic opportunities.

Reds Meadow Pack Station and Resort has a general store and cafe. The trailhead for Rainbow Falls also begins near Reds Meadow.

Devils Postpile National Monument

Ansel Adams Wilderness

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fee Station
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Cafe
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Pack Station
Know Before You Go
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Inyo Recreation will assess an additional $5 vehicle fee for the ''second vehicle'' in each single family campsite, and on the ''third and fourth vehicle'' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered one vehicle, and the third and fourth motorcycle are also considered one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • A Forest Service access fee must be paid; call 760-924-5500 for questions
  • Mosquitoes can be abundant in early to mid summer; campers should come prepared
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Campground usually not clear of snow until late May or early June
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in food storage lockers and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed any wild animals
  • Click here to learn more about the Inyo National Forest
  • This facility is operated by Inyo Recreation, doing business as California Land Management. Comments are appreciated; see campground hosts or access comment forms online.
  • Hiking within the Inyo Wilderness requires a special permit for overnight stays. These permits are managed through a limited allocation system. Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in more information on these permits.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 924-5500, or the Mono Lakes Visitor Center, (760) 647-3044.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.68611, -119.09361
37°41'10"N, 119°5'37"W

From U.S. Highway 395, take Highway 203 west through the town of Mammoth Lakes. Pass Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to Minaret Vista. Continue on Red's Meadow Road to the Agnew Meadows turnoff, about 2.5 miles.

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