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Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

Brooklyn, New York
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Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

What are the odds of finding a campsite anywhere in Reds Meadow Valley on a Sunday in the summer?

Should I reserve a site in the Mammoth Area (Twin Lakes Campground?) as a fallback plan??

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Lakewood, California
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1. Re: Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

At this time, there is a fire called Lions Fire 7 miles west of Mammoth Lakes. There is a lot of smoke at this time especially around Devils Postpile. Please check any smoke/fire advisories.

Fremont, California
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2. Re: Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

I was in Mammoth a few days ago. It was full and many people there.

The fire was after we were there - so that's another factor to consider.

We were there mid week and people were every where.

If you Sunday is after August 15, chances go up as many schools go back by mid August in California and Nevada.

Brooklyn, New York
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3. Re: Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

Thanks. Our trip is not until the end of August - the Sunday after kids return to schools, so I'm hopeful there will be some space for us.

I'll be watching the area fires before we leave to change our plans if necessary.

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4. Re: Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

Arriving in the morning, Sunday through Thursday really improves your chances of finding a FCFS Campsite. Good luck!

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5. Re: Devils Postpile Campsite on a Sunday?

Just to keep anyone interested informed.

I arrived on Sunday August 19 at approx. 3 p.m. and there were about 50 sites open - multiple availability at every Campground

We stayed at Minaret Falls, and loved it.

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