How to Build a Safe Campfire

Safe Campfire in Mammoth Lakes

For 75 years, Smokey the bear has been telling us his classic line, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” Now, the ASO Mammoth team is going to help you do just that by walking through how to build, start, and extinguish a campfire safely. Even if you think you know how to build a safe … Read more

What You Need to Know About Dispersed Camping in Mammoth Lakes

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When you think of camping in the wilderness surrounding Mammoth Lakes, you probably don’t think of crowded campsites and a packed reservation system, but that’s what you’ll find in Mammoth Lakes’ most popular campsites during the summer and fall months. Mammoth Lakes attracts visitors from all over the world year-round, so camping in the most … Read more

What to Know for Your First Visit to a Dark Sky Park

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As if you didn’t have enough reasons to spend time outside, the rising popularity of dark sky areas and reserves is just one more outdoor activity that you have to take advantage of. Although dark sky reserves are a relatively new addition to America’s excellent public lands, there are several areas in California that make … Read more