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Old 06-05-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hello, been to Mammoth a few times skiing, etc. Stayed at a condo but we would like to take our 26' WW/Toyhauler up camping. I'm aware of Mammoth RV Park - they only have concrete slab campsites left. I'd like something a little more in the wilderness but not too remote..kinda close to town within 1-3 miles (wife thinks we'll be eaten by BEARS!) We were looking to go up July 31-Aug 6 - Blue Festival. I'd love to hear from anyone that has any ideas. Has anyone camped at New Shady Rest?? thanks for your time, Dave
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Hello, been to Mammoth a few times skiing, etc. Stayed at a condo but we would like to take our 26' WW/Toyhauler up camping. I'm aware of Mammoth RV Park - they only have concrete slab campsites left. I'd like something a little more in the wilderness but not too remote..kinda close to town within 1-3 miles (wife thinks we'll be eaten by BEARS!) We were looking to go up July 31-Aug 6 - Blue Festival. I'd love to hear from anyone that has any ideas. Has anyone camped at New Shady Rest?? thanks for your time, Dave
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:23 AM   #4
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Hi Vtarider, I'm in Ventura too. I thought both New Shady Rest and Old Shady Rest were very cool places to camp. They're right next to each other, close to town, but so buried in the woods that it doesn't seem like it. I pull a 30' TT with a long wheelbase truck and I had to pay attention getting around in New Shady Rest but there were a few sites I could get into. Old Shady Rest was easier to access but older and more rustic. Farther out of town I've camped at Hartley Springs which I loved and I heard Glass Creek was nice but I haven't been. Some of the Toyhauler members have done Mammoth and if you do a search you'll find their posts. Have a good time. Kel.
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Kel, Hey thanks on the info, I've camped in the desert/beach alot just not in mammoth.....sounds PERFECT!.... how are the trails around there for little ones? where in the desert do you guys camp? we frequent Dove springs alot(safe for little ones) anyway come on up for the blues festival in mammoth....1 thanks again for the info.....going to book it!!
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:06 AM   #6
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Mammoth in the summer can get a little crowded so I don't know about the trails near town but when I camped and rode out of Hartley Springs I had the trails to myself. Little ones are my biggest concern too, my oldest is almost six and so far she just rides double with me,(she's getting a quad for her birthday). I've camped in Dove Springs and the El Paso Mtns. for 20 years and I love it. Dove Springs has gotten really popular in the last few years so I don't
camp near the canyon anymore, I go north a little ways. Some of those boneheads will buzz right by your camp with your kids trying to ride around. The desert, Owens Valley, and the Sierra are my favorite places. Kel.
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:11 PM   #7
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Devil's Postpile might be a nice place to stay. Opps, just a bit farther than 2-3 miles

http://www.nps.gov/depo/planyourvisit/camping.htm

If I remember, a mandatory shuttle is required in the summer, but if you are camping there, you can drive in. There are no reservations, so might want to arrive midweek, early in the day.
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