Lower Deadman Campground

Inyo National Forest

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Deadman Creek Rd.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-647-3045
760-873-2400
Official Website

GPS: 37.7206, -119.0094

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 15
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 7808 ft
Max Stay: 21
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Digby's Doghouse
CA
23 GMC 2500HD Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel
1999 Lance 820
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: ?

Digby's Doghouse would stay here again

“Peaceful campsites with small creek”

Reviewed Jul 18, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a nice little out of the way USFS free campground. Not too far off 395 but far enough to keep the crowds away. Each site has picnic tables plus a fire ring and there are a couple bear boxes too. No potable water but there is a small creek right next to the campground and there are vault toilets. It’s well treed and all the sites are fairly level. I had one bar ATT LTE or 4G pretty consistently so I could post, send texts, and make calls. We’ll definitely come back here again!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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SubaruVagabond

Subaru Outback
47 reviews
Days stayed: 4

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Clean campground in great area”

Reviewed Aug 06, 2015

Overall Rating

I really enjoyed staying at this campground. I was a bit surprised by how many people were coming in and out, but they were all reasonably quiet and nice--even offered me a couple of meals!

The campground is nestled right next to a creek, and surrounded by dirt roads. The dirt roads are popular with offroad vehicles of multiple kinds, if that is a negative to anyone else. They were all quiet and didn't make a lot of noise with them in camp when I was there, though.

The whole campground is very clean, including the vault toilets. In fact, a Forest ranger came through and cleaned up all of the area while I was there, so it is probably well kept during the summer months.

I could get a consistent 1 bar of Verizon 4G, but it would drop to 3G and was occasionally slow, even with an extra bar from the booster. I ended up moving to a boondocking location nearby just to get better reception, but the upload is choaked even at full bars in this area; the download can get more than workable outside of the campground, if you're willing to explore the boondocking options surrounding all over the same area.

This is very close to the Inyo Craters, if you're open for a short hike. I recommend it! Also, Mammoth Lakes is close with gas, groceries, etc. Other great things like Yosemite, Devils Postpile, Mono Lake, Mammoth Mountains, etc. are also within a close distance. There's even a rest area very close if any of those facilities are needed.

I would definitely return, although probably back to one of the several boondocking spots I scoped out nearby, due to the cell service. It is a beautiful area, and a nice campground!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault

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