$30 - $32 / night

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Established Camping

Sherwin Creek

12 Reviews


National Forest

Inyo National Forest


Sherwin Creek Campground is located in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains within 2 miles of the full-service community of Mammoth Lakes, California. Popular among anglers, hikers, off-road vehicle enthusiasts and photographers, the campground is near some of the most spectacular wilderness and outdoor recreation areas in the Sierras.


With a motocross track and trails, Sherwin Creek is a hot spot for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. The area's majestic scenery and challenging trails are also a draw for hikers. The Valentine Lake Trail and additional trailheads provide access to the John Muir Wilderness. The eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains are known for their exceptional trout fishing. Anglers can try for rainbow trout in the creek.


This large campground has campsites organized into three loops, all within walking distance of the creek. Several tent-only, walk-to sites make up another loop in a secluded area on either side of the creek. Sites have a native surface and plenty of shade.

Natural Features

The campground is situated in a shady forest of Jeffery pine, bordered by aspen-lined Sherwin Creek. The elevation is 7,600 feet. Wild roses and other flowers bring color to the landscape in spring and early summer. 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 Lakes Jazz Jubilee is hosted in Mammoth annually in mid-July. Several other events and amenities are available in town. Many great day trips for sightseers are available in the area, such as Yosemite National Park, Mono Basin and Devils Postpile National Monument.

Charges & Cancellations

Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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12 Reviews

Ricky S.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2022

Sherwin Creek Mammoth

RV friendly campground, easily accessible. Very nice sites with dense forest. Lots of shade and hammock trees. Close to mammoth town with so much to do. Only problem was not reserving enough days there!

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Sherwin Creek by Ricky S., July 31, 2022
  • Review photo of Sherwin Creek by Ricky S., July 31, 2022
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Kiley S.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Lovely Spot Near Mammoth Lakes

On our way from Reno to Vegas we drove into a serious thunderstorm, so while we weren’t planning to stop, we were thrilled to find this campground when we did! Close off the Highway and very close (~2 miles) from grocery, gas etc. in town, yet feels secluded and is very quiet. Clean vault toilets. Picnic table, water spigot, fire ring, BBQ pit and bear box at each site. Despite the rain we were happy to find a covered, honor-system firewood stack ($7 in the bucket) so we could still have a fire. Great spot for getting up and heading to hike at the many awesome trails surrounding. Lots of people had their OHVs along too- must be good trails for that too! Gotta pay on rec.gov.. no cash ranger box.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Sherwin Creek by Kiley S., July 19, 2021
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Secluded and Quite

A secluded but just 15 mins ride from city campground. Camp host Don greeted us and was very helpful in explaining do and don't. I was at site 08 which is walk in site. It was very close to restroom but not too close for odour. The restrooms are clean but no flush. Site 8 is so close to the creek that you hear calming sound of water flowing whole night.

Sitesite 8
Month of VisitJuly


Sherwin Creek is located in California

Detail location of campground


Take U.S. Highway 395 to State Highway 203 to Mammoth Lakes. Take a left at the first traffic light in town onto Old Mammoth Road. Drive south 0.9 miles to Sherwin Creek Road. Turn left and proceed 1.5 miles to the campground.


37.628937 N
118.937878 W

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