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Mammoth Lakes.

Travels by Ed & Lynda Phelps.


Ed and Linda recently spent several days in Mammoth Lakes and truly enjoyed their visit to this area.  Because of the Smokey skies they elected to drive East up to Reno and then take H-395 south to Minden, NV where they spent their first night at a lovely, recently refurbished park, the Silver City RV Resort. (Large flat paved sites, full hook ups, tables at each site, pool, and hot tub open to eight swimmers at a time, a small store, two beautiful meeting / rec rooms and propane for sale on site. Young trees, no shade yet, however, they have planted trees and bushes to give more privacy. 


From there they visited Virginia City and enjoyed some antiquing in the old town area of Carson City, which was a delightful surprise, obviously an urban renewal project in Carson City ( Near the Capital grounds)


At Mammoth Lakes, the RV Park was easy to access, just a couple of miles from H-395 

And just across from the visitor center.  


The Mammoth Mountain RV Park was also just a few miles off H-395 and quite nice, but completely different. It is a family resort with large sites (some paved, some gravel/forest), lots of trees, both partial and full hook ups, a fire pit at each site, and a small store, ice, and several dump stations. It’s located just across from the Mammoth visitors’ center and is right next to a paved (off road). There are multi mile bike path that run into and through town and then on to Mary’s Lake. Mammoth mountain is also a huge mountain biking mountain in summer, and the bike paths are fantastic. 


While there,  we threw caution to the wind and drove our 25’ RV to the parking lot trail head for Devils’ Post Pile National Monument ( quite a grade and narrow). We also enjoyed the Mary’s Lake loop, a boat rental and lake tour with friends at Convict Lake, and a visit to June Lake village and the nearby June Lake Loop. Several of these lakes had one or multiple  national forest service campgrounds, as well as private RV resorts, stores, marinas, and lots of day use boating, paddle boarding, hiking, and fishing being enjoyed by families. 


Our experience with the Covid pandemic protocols on this trip was good. Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes had Outdoor seating only, masks were evident (Actually required) in stores and other businesses. And other campers and resort staff  were masked and courteous. Masks were also evident with most hikers and everyone observed the distancing recommendations. 


During our social hour we kept groups to ten or under with fellow RVer’s and our own beverages and treats. There were no buffet dinners, group meetings or group bus trips. 


If you are looking for a beautiful spot to RV, the Mammoth area has so much to offer.











                       Lynda Phelps                                                                                                                  Ed Phelps 

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