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Attention : There is a fire in the area - the main road to the campground is closed, however, the back entrance to the campground remain open.
Attention: Due to fire in area, this park is closed and will be reopen for reservations on 8/8/2014.
Attention: Water conservation measures are in effect in this facility. Please do not fill RV water tanks and use water wisely. Thank you.

MAMMOTH POOL, CA

part ofSierra National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MAMMOTH POOL
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Mammoth Pool Campground is located half a mile from the recreation area at Mammoth Pool Reservoir. This primitive campground winds through a stand of Ponderosa pine and cedar trees along the San Joaquin River in the midst of a mountainous landscape.

Natural Features:

The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The terrain includes rolling, oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra.

Mammoth Pool Campground is located near the Ansel Adams Wilderness, known for its jagged peaks, including 13,157-foot Mt. Ritter, and numerous lakes and streams.

Recreation:

Mammoth Pool Reservoir offers a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing. A boat ramp is available at the reservoir.

Hikers can access the nearby French Trail, a 12.7-mile foot trail that provides access to the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Facilities:

Each campsite has a picnic table, grill and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided, but campers must bring drinking water.

Campers will find a pay phone, gas and camping supplies at nearby Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort.

Nearby Attractions:

A popular pastime in the area is to take a drive on the 83-mile Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Lake Access
  • Pay Phone
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum RV length is 30 feet
  • This is bear country; please keep food in bear-proof lockers
  • The reservoir is closed for boating and fishing from May 1st to June 16th for deer migration
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per day on 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 as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • This facility is operated by Sierra Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here for more information about Sierra National Forest
  • 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 Sierra National Forest Headquarters, (559) 297-0706.
  • No more than two pets per site
    • 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):
    37.34417, -119.33111
    37°20'39"N, 119°19'52"W

    From Fresno, California, take Highway 41 north. Turn northeast on Forest Road 200 and pass through North Fork. Take Minarets Road east, follow it 37 miles, turn right on Mammoth Pool Road and follow it 4 miles to Mammoth Pool Campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    MAMMOTH POOL

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)642-3212
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