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About Minaret Falls

Narrow, single lane road. Only accessible in summer. Accessible by private vehicle only if camping. 27 Campsites.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Minaret Falls is located in Devils Postpile National Monument in California
Latitude
37.64 N
Longitude
-119.084 W
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Directions
Take US 395 to State Highway 203. Head west to and through the town of Mammoth Lakes. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right onto Minaret and continue up the mountain past Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge and Minaret Vista Station.
2 Reviews of Minaret Falls
Nice little campground across from Minaret Falls

Minaret Falls campground is located in the Devil's Postpile area of Mammoth Lakes, CA. It's a small campground, with more than a few campsites bordering the San Joaquin river, some with a view of Minaret Falls, and a trail along the river between this campground and the Devil's Postpile Monument. Nearby are trails for hiking, Sotcher and Starkweather lakes and the river for fishing, and a small store, restaurant and hot showers for a fee at Red's Meadow, at the end of the road. 

Access to the campgrounds in this area is down a long, winding, mostly one-lane road. There is a mandatory shuttle bus for visitors, unless you're camping, and the shuttle will stop to pick up and let off passengers at every campground. All campgrounds in this area have vault toilets, and are only open during the summer season (usually June-October). Didn't take many pictures on this trip, because of smoke from the Ferguson wildfire on the Yosemite side of the mountains, so only the photo with the tarp over our table is from this trip. The other photos were from previous stays at this campground.

First to Review
Backcountry car camping!

Wonderful campground with gorgeous views that won’t disappoint! Plenty of shade and spacious camp sites. Restrooms and water were also available. You can also purchase firewood from the camp host. I had no cell phone service in the Reds meadow valley. There is plenty to do in the area with hikes to the Devils postpile which is a National Monument, and Rainbow falls. You can see them both on a 4 mile loop that leaves from the postpile parking lot. There is also river access In the campground for great fishing. You will need to purchase an adventure pass on your way into the valley either from the mammoth mountain adventure center or the guard station upon entering the park for 10$. Take plenty of water on your hikes and remember to leave no trace on trails. Also remember to properly store food in the provided bear boxes this is very active bear country!