Agnew Meadows Horse Campground / Red's Meadow

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Campground Name:  Agnew Meadows Horse Campground


Area:  Mammoth Basin /Red’s Meadow / Devil’s Postpile

Administered by: Inyo National Forest.  760-873-2400

Elevation: 8,400

Season Length: 6/8-9/16 subject to weather conditions

Contact:  Mammoth Ranger District and Visitor Center  (760) 924-5500;

Number of sites: 3

Fee: $19.

RV sites:  Yes   RV’s up to:     Hook-ups:   Garbage: containers  Pack-it-out!

Toilets: Vault    Water: Yes      Picnic tables and fire grills                     

Nearest town:

Nearby facilities:

Nearby fishing: Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River; Sotcher Lake

Reservations: For reservable campsites, contact the National Recreation Reservation Center at or contact (877) 444-6777

Additional information:  Pets must be kept on a leash.  Please note that the dates and prices below are subject to change and reflect 2008 data.  If listed, the campground opening dates are approximate and subject to weather conditions. Located in the eastern Sierra west of Mammoth Lakes, the campground is situated in a Lodge pole pine forest, at an elevation of 8,240 feet. Restrooms are provided. You must have saddle and/or pack stock to camp in this campground. Two vehicles are allowed per site, including the horse trailer. Sites have one hitching rail and no corrals or watering trough. All visitors to the Reds Meadow Valley area may be required to pay an access fee. Visitors should check with the Forest Service at the Mammoth Visitors Center (760) 924-5500 for fees, regulations and shuttle bus schedules.

Directions: From Highway 395 and the junction with Highway 203, drive west through Mammoth Lakes past the ski area. Highway 203 ends at Minaret Summit.  Continue 2.5 miles on Reds Meadow Road. Follow the signs to Agnew Meadows campground.


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Note: If you are visiting the Red’s Meadow area via the shuttle bus, here are the scheduled stops:

Agnew Meadows - trailheads for Shadow, Ediza, Thousand Island & Garnet lakes; Pacific Crest & John Muir trails; pack station; & camping;

Starkweather Lake – fishing

Upper Soda Springs Campground – ½-mile walk to camping & river fishing;

Pumice Flat Campground turnoff - camping; group camping by reservation only; Ranger's cabin; pay phone; & amphitheater

Minaret Falls Campground turnoff – 1-mile walk to camping, a view of the falls from the riverbank & river fishing

Devils Postpile National Monument - camping; picnicking; Ranger Station; pay phone; information; books & maps; tours & programs; trailheads for Minaret & Beck lakes, Summit Meadow & John Muir Trail. 1/4-mile walk to the postpile rock formation

Sotcher Lake - fishing; day hiking & picnicking

Reds Meadow Campground - camping; bath house; trailheads for Mammoth Pass & Pumice Flat

Rainbow Falls – trailhead for Fish Creek; 1-1/4 mile hike to the falls


Reds Meadow Resort - pack station; store, cafe, cabins, pay phone.


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