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Reds Meadow Campground Inyo National Forest California

Reds Meadow Overview

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Reds Meadow Campground has 56 (first-come, first-serve) campsites and is close to the San Joaquin River and Devils Postpile National Monument. To reach the campground you’ll need to drive down a narrow/single lane road. Only campers are allowed to take their vehicle down the road to the campground. The campground usually opens in early June and stays open through September (snow permitting). Reds Meadow Resort also has 6 cabins you can reserve.

All campsites are first-come, first-serve and can accommodate tents, trailers and small RVs. Keep in mind that large trailers and RVs will have difficulty on the narrow road to the campground.  The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers ($) and trash collection.  Each campsite also has a food locker/bear box (48″x 30″x 36″) , table, fire ring and grill. Cell service is not available in the area.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation includes fishing, backpacking, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, stargazing and wildlife viewing. The town of Mammoth Lakes is about 12 miles away should you need an supplies. You can also take a shuttle if you don’t want to drive. There is also a small store and restaurant close to Reds Meadow.

Other campgrounds in the area include Minaret Falls, Pumice Flat and Devils Postpile.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Cafe
  • Camp Store
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Pack Station
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
1 Reds Circle - Reds Meadow
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
760 934-2345
Lat / Long:

37.61925, -119.07414

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# of Campsites:

56

Season:

Early June – Mid/Late September

Elevation:

7,600

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Reds Meadow Comments & Reviews

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8 Comments on “Reds Meadow”

  1. Hi,

    We are a group of 18 adults and kids and we would like to hopefully get at lest 3 camp spots on July 25. What are our chances?
    Thank you

    • Hi Milla,
      Reds Meadow campground is popular through the summer and even though you’re looking for a Monday night stay, it may be touch to find 3 campsites available. I’d say your chances are fair (50/50). Best of luck and hope it works out for you!

  2. james leu says:

    Hello
    Plan to camp here in 2023.
    I only have to tell the ranger at entrance that I want to camp here
    and the ranger will let me drive in ?

    • Hi James,
      That is correct. All campsites at Reds Meadow Campground are first-come, first-serve. You will check-in/register with the ranger upon arrival. Keep in mind that is it a popular campground during the summer and it’d be best to arrive mid week if you can.

  3. Barbara Kaufmann says:

    Hi, we’ve been camping at Red’s Meadow for over 30 years. In fact that is us in #7 with the red truck, in your photos of your campsite! We’ve given up tent camping since we are older now, so is there a way to have a RV placed on a camp spot? I remember seeing other campers do this, but I can’t find how to order one. Thanks!

    • Hi Barbara,
      That is pretty cool that your red truck is in the photos of campsite #7 at Reds Meadow!
      Adventure in Camping is at least one company that will rent and deliver an RV/trailer to a campsite in the Mammoth Lakes area. You can click on the link or call them at 760-935-4890 to confirm where they can deliver.

      • Barbara Kaufmann says:

        Thanks so much! We called them and they are not delivering RV’s to Red’s Meadow this year because of the road condition. We will keep them in mind for next year. I have another question: do you know when the Red’s Meadow campground closes?

      • You are welcome Barbara!
        I don’t know a specific closing date, but Red Meadow’s campground usually is open through September. Sometimes it closes earlier due to weather. You could try calling the Inyo National Forest office to see if they have an exact date: 760-873-2400

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