Type: Camping – Mammoth CA
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Pine City Campground in located on the Inyo National Forest in Californias 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Directions: 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.
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