Devils Postpile National Monument

Have you ever seen columnar basalt? The Devils Postpile towers majestically at 60 feet and is one of the world's most impressive examples. This monument protects the Devils Postpile formation, Rainbow Falls, and wonderful views of high mountain scenery. Modern-day studies have shown they were formed by cooling lava flow that cracked into columns. The air is clear and cool, and there is plenty to explore in this pristine area near Mammoth Lake.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile National Monument is a gorgeous area of eastern California away from the usual big city life. If you are going to explore this remote area in style, an RV would be a wonderful way to go. It allows you the flexibility to stop and rest or spend the night more conveniently without needing to drive back into town. If you do not own an RV, you can always find exactly what will fit your needs through RVshare.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile National Monument is an awe-inspiring area of the California forests. You will fill your days hiking around to see rock formations, lakes, and rivers. Enjoy some fishing, get some good pictures, and look forward to seeing a wide variety of birds and wildlife.

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How To Get To Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile is about a 40-minute drive from the Mammoth Lakes/Yosemite Airport. To travel by RV, however, you can drive south from Reno, NV, on U.S. Highway 395 for about three hours to State Route 203. Go about 10 miles west from there and then another eight miles on a steep mountain road. The road is a single lane for about three miles. 

The monument usually opens in mid-June, depending on the weather. The season often lasts until some time in October when the snow comes. During that season, it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A mandatory shuttle brings visitors to the monument.


Devils Postpile Access Road Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Adult) $8.0

Entry fee is $8 for individuals 16 years and older.

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Youth) $4.0

Entry fee is $4 for individuals ages 3-15 years old.

Devils Postpile National Monument is a spectacular view that is worth the trip. The park offers almost 800 acres to explore where you can enjoy the geology while camping, fishing, hiking, or horseback riding. Be sure to bring your camera because this is an area you will not want to forget. Making the trip in an RV brings along all the accommodations of home.