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*Photo courtesy of MammothRV.com
We recently took an impromptu trip up to Lake Tahoe. We were planning a road trip and I had never been up to Lake Tahoe- let alone, never planned a road trip. We are the type where we like adventure so we decided to “wing it”. Driving from San Diego to Tahoe is a long drive (about 10 hours) so we made an effort to bring our camping gear and find a place to tent camp overnight to break up the drive. We live in San Diego where there are far more campgrounds open this time of the year so we didn’t think it would be difficult to find a home for the night- boy were we wrong! Everywhere was closed until after at least April for tent camping. When I would call a place to see if they were open, they were shocked we wanted to tent camp in 20 degree weather with a chance of snow- I told you we liked adventure!
Just when I thought we would have to sleep in our car, I stumbled on my friend’s Instagram account where he had just camped the week before at Mammoth Mountain RV Park. He said it was deserted and open- what a great combo! We pulled into the park around 8pm and sure enough, they had tent campsites available! We paid for our site, got our map of the park and headed out to our spot. Let me tell you, this was an awesome surprise from being homeless to having a spacious campsite with a fire pit, picnic table, and no neighbors! If only we had brought our swim gear, we could have taken a dip in their spa!
Mammoth Mountain RV Park is open year-round and has full and partial hookups, tent sites, and cabins. The bathrooms are fully loaded with hot showers while there is a heated pool and spa, laundry room, children’s play area, rec room, and dump station. Located in beautiful Mammoth Lakes, CA, this RV park is perfect if you are camping, relaxing, sight seeing, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or kayaking. Visit MammothRV.com for more details!
Sarah Ferguson said:
Camping with a spa? That sounds much better than a typical campground!
Bulldog Travels said:
I’ve camped in Tahoe but never Mammoth. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks!
We were getting ready to go road-tripping/camping and discovered that there isn’t much open in March. Good to hear about year-round places being available. I looked at the website but couldn’t see a price. Obviously you didn’t have to bother with the reservations. Maybe that is off-season only. We’ll possibly be in the area, so I will see if I can find out more about it. Thanks.
PS – I sent an email to Mammoth Mountain to get the needed rates and reservation info. Looking forward to hearing back from them.
Mammoth Mtn RV Park said:
I randomly came across this review and love hearing how people find us.
We are glad you had a great time. We are open year-round and are excited to have the adventure types 🙂
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