New Shady Rest Campground

Sawmill Cutoff

Overview

New Shady Rest Campground is a large facility convenient to numerous outdoor activities and attractions in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The campground is popular for hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing and hitting the adjacent town of Mammoth Lakes for shopping and dining. The facility accommodates both tents and RVs.

Recreation

The Mammoth Lakes area has much to keep campers busy. The majestic scenery and challenging trails are an obvious draw for hikers and mountain bikers. Skiing is a major winter pastime in the area.

The eastern Sierras are known for their exceptional trout fishing, and several creeks and lakes are within a short drive from the campground.

Families enjoy learning more at the visitor center across the street, or taking a paved walking and biking trail to two nearby campgrounds, a town park with a playing field and skate park, or Mammoth Lakes.

Facilities

The campground is organized into two large loops, adjacent to Old Shady Rest and Pine Glen Campgrounds. Several amenities are provided, including restrooms with flush toilets, campfire rings and picnic tables, and many more are within a few miles. Showers are not located in the campground but are nearby.

Bear-proof lockers are available for food storage, and firewood can be purchased on-site.

Natural Features

The campsites are located under a shady canopy of a mature Jeffery pine forest at an elevation of 7,800 feet.

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

Nearby Attractions

For campers interested in local events, the Mammoth Jazz Jubilee is hosted in Mammoth in mid-July. Several other events and amenities are available in town.

Many great day trips for sightseers are in the area, such as Yosemite National Park, Mono Basin and Devils Postpile National Monument.

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