Mammoth/June area camping recs?

CutnSnip

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Getting out of town for a few days and want to go camp in the Mammoth/June area. Planning to leave Monday Night/Tuesday Morning until Friday probably.

All the campsites within 100 miles are first come first serve so was hoping someone could recommend some good public land areas that are somewhat easily accesible (no 4x4) just in case we cant get a site at one of the paid grounds.

Any help is greatly appreciated
 
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$kully

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I believe all the BLM land areas on the east side of the 395 are open for camping. You won’t get amenities but there are some cool hot springs. Look for the green church by the airport.
 
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llilibel03

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If you do dispersed camping please follow the "leave no trace" guidelines. If you're looking for a campsite, better double check. A lot of stuff that opened up, is shutting back down because of the Covid spike. The BLM areas might get crowded. You'll have to fight afoaf for a spot.
 
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CutnSnip

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If you do dispersed camping please follow the "leave no trace" guidelines. If you're looking for a campsite, better double check. A lot of stuff that opened up, is shutting back down because of the Covid spike. The BLM areas might get crowded. You'll have to fight afoaf for a spot.
Absolutely hear you on the leave no trace and wouldnt do it any other way. Were doing the BLM only if we cant get into a capsite in Mammoth or June.
 

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Benton Hot Springs out past Wild Willys is pretty great too...camping at your private hot tub..we had a great time there..full moon, shrooms, beautiful green grass to throw your sleeping bag out on, no mozzies.
 
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afoaf

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the campground at silver lake (june loop) was blowed the fk out the first day it opened

what's the deal at Grant Lake? you see people pulled up in their trucks right on shore
like it's fkn mad max. you'd need an EZ-UP, but it seems like there is space to be had
out there, but with slight possibility of neighbors
 
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It is a good option because I was there and I was amazed by the beauty of nature.
I remember being with friends and family and spending an unforgettable time. Because we all have work, we didn't have much time to spend together, and that camping united us in a beautiful way.
I remember I forgot to take my Vont Hurricane Emergency Collapsible Batteries from amazon.com and we had problems because of it but I got out of the situation and we managed without it. Too bad I took these batteries exactly for camping but I forgot them at home.
 
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