Mammoth Lakes Family Weekend Adventure August 14-16

Join Shoestring Adventures on a special weekend camping trip for families in Mammoth Lakes, CA from August 14-16!

Located in the High Sierras of California, Mammoth Lakes has it all, from granite cliffs and forest wilderness to alpine meadows and geothermal hot springs.

We’ll be joined by mother, writer and outdoorswoman Traci Lehman of Walk Simply and Outdoor Families Magazine. The weekend will be an opportunity for parents to meet other families who love the outdoors, while teaching kids how to become stewards of the environment with activities designed by TeachPlayLearn.

We’ll be serving up adult and kid-friendly camp meals and capturing the best moments all weekend long.

Beginner and experienced outdoor families welcome. Only 10 spots available for this unforgettable weekend adventure!

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the highlights of Inyo National Forest with your kids, including the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Mono Lake, and more!
  • Kids engage in fun, educational activities with new friends.
  • Meet other outdoor families, and build your community!
  • Relax beachside in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.
  • Professional photographer capturing the best moments all weekend
  • A portion of your ticket goes back to Inyo National Forest to protect and preserve the pristine wilderness for future generations.
Ticket Includes
  • Fresh morning coffee
  • Adult and kid-friendly camp dinners
  • Campsite fees/permit
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR Certified Guide
  • Leave No Trace Instruction


Meet at Pine Glen Campground in Inyo National Forest on Friday afternoon. Set-up camp. Family hike around T.J. Lake. Dinner and campfire.


Coffee and breakfast. We’ll spend the morning exploring the Mammoth Lakes Basin, including the ruins of Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine and Horseshoe Lake. Picnic lunch on the beach.

After lunch, we’ll take a short road trip to Mono Lake to hike the South Tufa Trail, making pit stops to explore Obsidian Dome and Inyo Craters if time permits. Return to camp for dinner/campfire. We’ll end our fun filled day with a night walk and stargazing around the campground.


Coffee and breakfast. Break-down camp. Sightsee at Hot Creek Geological Site. Hiking at Convict Lake. Canoeing available for additional fee. Meet for lunch on the road before return to Los Angeles.

* Schedule subject to change.


We have reserved a group site at Pine Glen Campground within walking distance of town. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water and bear food storage lockers.

What to Bring

Campers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and equipment. Don’t have gear yet? No problem! We have partnered with Get Outfitted for convenient rental of tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear.

Dinner is included both nights, but you should pack your own breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), lunch (Saturday) and snacks. Bring cash for lunch on the road on Sunday. Drinking water is available at the campground. We practice Leave No Trace to enjoy the environment responsibly, so make sure to bring your own mess kit and reusable water bottle. Check out our Packing List and Gear Guide for recommendations.

Photographers, bring your camera, instruction manual, memory card, extra battery and tripod.


Campers are responsible for their own transportation. Shoestring Adventures will help organize carpools.

Become an Official Member

Once you register for your first event, you will become an official club member and receive 10% off future events.

Other Important Stuff

Every camper must sign an Acknowledgement of Risk and “Leave It Better” Pledge. Click each link to review and print at your convenience. For other questions, check out our FAQ or email

Shoestring Adventures operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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