Although Mammoth is known as a dog-friendly town (and it IS!), in recent months town has begun to enforce the existing leash law. That means that you won't be able to let your pet roam as freely as we all once did. In fact, if your dog is found off-leash within town limits, you can be cited. And yes, that includes all the old favorites like Shady Rest, the Propane Tanks, Lakes Basin, even the Scenic Loop area.
Although Town cites a recent spike in dog bite incidents for the increased enforcement, it is also a result of a massive amount of dog poo left all over town, and requiring hours and even days of cleaning to remediate. Mammoth Trails Coordinator, Joel Rathje, who rallies an army of volunteers each spring to pick up tons of poo (literally) in Shady Rest park: “People need to take personal responsibility for their pets. Bottom line … It’s our basic responsibility as pet owners in developed recreation sites.”
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Mary Beth is the owner of Adventure Refined, where she offers true luxury Mammoth Lakes homes to guests. In her spare time she runs a ranch, loves a test pilot, and raises 4 boys & a Rhodie rescue.