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PINE CITY, CA

 

Overview

Pine City Campground in located on the Inyo National Forest in California's Eastern Sierras, near the town of Mammoth Lakes. The campground stretches along a road that parallels Lake Mary, which sits just across the road. Visitors enjoy easy access to fishing opportunities and many hiking trails.

Natural Features:

The campground lies among lodgepole pine trees at an elevation of 8,900 feet. Each campsite has a view of the vertical, 9,000 to 10,000-foot peaks of the John Muir Wilderness, as well as Lake Mary.

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

Recreation:

Lake Mary covers 106 acres and makes a great base camp for a variety of recreational activities. Boating, canoeing, kayaking and rainbow trout fishing are popular activities on the lake.

Lake George is adjacent and offers access to many hiking trails into the Upper Lakes Basin, where Crystal, Barrett and TJ Lakes are found. The trails begin in the Lake George parking area. The trail to Crystal Lake is just 2.5 miles round trip.

Facilities:

The campground offers sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, food storage locker and campfire ring with grill. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Mammoth Lakes Basin contains several popular lakes with fishing and boating opportunities.

Visitors can also access the magnificent John Muir Wilderness nearby, which stretches for 100 miles along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lofty, snow-capped peaks, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially-carved terrain offer extensive hiking and horseback riding trails.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Paved Parking
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Beach Access
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cafe
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Coin Showers
  • Dump Station
  • Fuel Available
  • Geological Attractions
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Marina
  • Motocross Track
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Museum
  • Trailhead Parking
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating; always keep a clean camp and do not feed wild animals
  • Click here for more information on the Inyo National Forest

    This facility is operated by Inyo Recreation, a Division of California Land Management. Your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on our website.
  • 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):
37.60306, -118.99889
37°36'11"N, 118°59'56"W

Pine City Campground is 320 miles north of Los Angeles and 180 miles south of Reno. Follow U.S. Highway 395 to the junction of State Highway 203. Turn west on Highway 203 and drive 7 miles through the town of Mammoth Lakes to the junction of Minaret Road/Highway 203 and Lake Mary Road. Turn left onto Around Lake Mary Road and go less than half a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PINE CITY

Mammoth CA