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Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week

Summer Camps on Sale – OPEN Registration Underway! 

  • Summer camp and swim lesson registration is underway!
  • Check out the camp flyers on the website for more detailed itineraries and register online or contact the Parks and Recreation Team at (760) 965-3690 for assistance.

Summer Camps with availability: 

  • 3rd-5th Grade Climbing Camp: June 19-23
  • 2nd-5th Grade School’s Out Overnight Camp: June 15-16 (now open to 2nd graders!)
  • TK-2nd & 3rd-5th Grade Camp Mammoth: August 14-18
  • 3rd-5th Gymnastics: July 31-August 3
  • 6th-8th Grade Skateboard Camp: August 9-11
  • 6th-8th Grade Aquatics Camp: July 24-28
  • Counselor in Training: June 26-30
  • Youth Theatre (all ages): July 31-August 12


Spring Conditions and Parks & Facilities Use

  • The historic and record-setting winter snowfall has and will continue to impact the opening and safe use of our many parks, playgrounds, trails, and facilities. Staff constantly evaluate conditions throughout the parks system and will update their status on the Town website along with the Mammoth Parks n Rec Facebook and Instagram accounts.
  • The Whitmore Pool is scheduled to open for lap swim at 6:30am on Monday, May 22. Whitmore Pool Season Memberships and 5 Punch Swim Passes are now available online. Please click here to create a Customer Profile, complete a Participation Waiver, and purchase Memberships or Passes under the ‘Memberships & Passes’ tab.
  • Parks and Facilities currently open include: Whitmore Recreation Area (Ball Fields 1 & 3 and the Synthetic Sports Field & Track), Volcom Brothers Skatepark & Little Brothers Skatepark, and Trails End Park.
  • As always, please call the Parks and Recreation team at (760) 965-3690 for any questions or additional information about park and facility openings.


Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update

  • Over the next few weeks Cleantek will be onsite installing both our type 2 Chargers and Tesla Super Chargers. Cleantek is a clean energy infrastructure company, and we are excited to be doing our part to expand electric vehicle infrastructure for our community and visitors.
  • These electric vehicle charging stations are part of the minor mobility hub that is being incorporated into the CRC parking area. This will include 118 vehicle spaces (42 existing spaces) with ADA and clean air vehicle spaces. It also has provisions for a bus shelter and expanded bike racks. The CRC site is centrally located along the Town Multi Use Path (MUP) offer access to over 20 miles of multi-use paths connecting destinations around the town and into the Inyo National Forest.
  • Follow us on the Mammoth Parks n’ Rec facebook page for weekly updates. #crcupdates


Welcome Sydney Schulz – NEW Programs and Facilities Administrator 

  • Join us in welcoming Sydney Schulz as the new Program and Facilities Administrator for the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Sydney has worked for the Town since 2021 as a Summer Coordinator and Counselor and has over a decade of experience in recreation, conservation, and land management.
  • Sydney has worked with Mammoth Mountain, Bishop BLM, Friends of the Inyo, Yosemite National Park, and Manzanar National Historic Site.
  • Sydney is a huge outdoor recreation enthusiast and has led multi-month backpacking and kayaking trips, coached snowboarding, skiing, and ice hockey, competed in mountain bike and trail running races, and participated in team sports and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Please swing by the Parks and Recreation Department offices to say hi!


Work for Parks and Rec! 

Parks and Recreation is currently recruiting for awesome people to join our team:

  • Recreation Coordinator – Adult Leagues
  • Umpire – Softball Sports Official
  • Recreation Facilities Staff 1 – Lifeguard
  • Recreation Instructor – Tennis/Swimming
  • Recreation Intern – Summer Camps.
  • Temporary Parks Maintenance Worker
  • To be considered for an open recruitment, all applicants must submit an online application.


The Wolves NOW Playing at the Edison Theatre 

  • Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Played by high school student actors.
  • See The Wolves at the Edison Theatre from May 18-21.
  • Tickets available online or at the door.


Mammoth Mountain Update

EXPECTED LIFT OPERATIONS: Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21

  • Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 23, VG, and PG 1&2 (Wind & weather permitting). Hours of Operation: 7:30AM-3PM.
  • The Outpost will be open Saturday-Sunday from 11AM-2PM through the end of May.
  • Sierra Grind will be open Saturday-Sunday from 8AM-2PM through the end of May.
  • Operations out of Canyon include rentals, demos, tickets in the rental shop, Canyon Coffee and the retail shop. South Park will reopen to the public for this weekend.
  • The Weekend Après parties will be taking place on the Tusks sundeck from 2-5PM on May 19-20.

EXPECTED LIFT OPERATIONS: Monday, May 22 – Thursday, May 25

  • Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 23, and PG 1&2 (Wind & weather permitting). Hours of Operation: 7:30AM-3PM. Operations are based out of Main Lodge and The Mill. There is NO access back to Canyon or Eagle.
  • Broadway Marketplace is open 7AM-2PM daily. McCoy Marketplace is open 10:30AM-2PM daily. The Mill is open 8AM-2PM, Sunday-Thursday and 8AM-2:30PM, Friday-Saturday.
  • Lakefront Restaurant will be closed from May 22-23.
  • The Yodler will be closed Tuesdays-Thursdays until June 20.
  • The Blue-Yellow line service has ended for the season. The Town Trolley will provide transportation up to Canyon Lodge every 30 minutes operating from 7AM-2AM.
  • Tamarack Lodge will reopen on May 26.
  • Mammoth Yacht Club docks on Mammoth Mountain Memorial Day weekend. There will be live music, cardboard boat races and free tubing at McCoy Station for all participants with a scenic or lift ticket. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.


 Roads Update

  • Monitor Pass (89) is OPEN as of 5/12/23!
  • Sonora Pass (108) plowing is underway and we’re hopeful it might reopen in 2-3 weeks. (video)
  • Tioga Pass (120 W) plowing is underway but no projected opening date yet (video)
  • Highway 270 to Bodie State Historic Park has been plowed to the dirt road, with widening and repair work underway (video). The dirt road and Park are still under a considerable amount of snow with flooding possible as it melts.
  • Highway 120 E is closed but Mono Lake South Tufa is accessible. Repair work is underway near Benton.
  • Benton Crossing Road is closed at Browns Owens River Campground. Will reopen once Caltrans has completed repair work on 120 E at Benton.
  • Rock Creek Road is open to the Sno Park and projected to open this weekend.
  • Virginia Lakes Road is closed, no projected opening date. County crews are encountering snow drifts over 20 ft. high but hope to have it open by Memorial Day.
  • Lake Mary Road and the Mammoth Lakes Basin remain closed at Twin Lakes.
  • Caltrans has created a new page that is updated weekly on snow removal and emergency repairs.


Fishing Update 

  • ICE FREE and accessible lakes include: Crowley Lake, Convict Lake, June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, Grant Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, Upper and Lower Twin Lakes (Bridgeport), and Topaz Lake.
  • Creeks and streams are running high and fast. Be careful of flooding as temperatures rise and snowmelt increases.
  • Stocking has started in Mono County and will continue all summer.
  • Fish stocking in the Lakes Basin is scheduled to commence later in June or when the basin is open and accessible.


Camping Update

  • Inyo National Forest campground statuses can be found here – some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and winter damage.
  • Most campgrounds on the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are open. Please call the Bridgeport Ranger Station for current openings or visit for reservations.
  • Most RV parks in Mono County are also open and offer extra amenities like hook-ups.


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(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)

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