Places to go in Mammoth Lakes

Hungry but don’t want to break the bank? Drop into Base Camp before hitting the slopes or setting out on a hike. The food is awesome and the small restaurant has a cool mountain vibe. While they have great coffee, check out Black Velvet Coffee a few doors down if you’re a connoisseur.

Base Camp Cafe

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Good food and happy hour vibe but that’s not why you go here. This is where the late night Ski village party goes down. They clear the tables around 9 and the DJ is cranking by 10.

Lakanuki

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Beautiful views and a must see during your trip to the valley

Lower Yosemite Falls

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The traffic in Yosemite Village was the only downside to the park

Yosemite Village

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Upper Yosemite Falls

Upper Yosemite Falls

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As you near the top of Vernal Falls, the trail also turns much steeper and the hike is slow with the crowd.

Vernal Falls

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I was told the falls are so powerful and the wind so strong that the spray drenches you on the hike up.  The stories are true!

Nevada Falls

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The campsite has a general store, potable water, individual fire pits, and is located on the Merced River near a sandy beach. Only $125

Housekeeping Camp

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It seemed like families stay there from days to weeks straight, and enjoy biking, hiking, floating down the river, and cooking around a campfire

merced river trail head

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Super cheap, has restrooms, and is a quiet place to enjoy nature and meet fellow hikers.  It should be noted though that Backpacker's goes by its name; stays are limited to one night so a backpack is really all the belongings you should bring

Backpacker's Campground

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