Camp, fish, bike, hike and eat.
Mammoth lakes have an activity for the whole family. Here are some of our favorite mammoth adventures.
Lake Mary is a freshwater lake located in Mono County, California. It is the largest of the Mammoth Lakes and is known for its rainbow trout, brook, and brown trout fishing. The lake also features two marinas with motorboat and kayak rental1.
If you’re looking to camp near Lake Mary, you might want to check out the Lake Mary Campground located on the northern shore of the lake in Inyo National Forest. The campground has 48 campsites separated into multiple loops and is open from late May to early September. RVs, trailers, and tents are allowed, but there is a maximum length limit of 30 feet. There are no ADA-accessible or group sites at this campground12.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Mammoth Lakes, you might want to consider Tamarack Lodge, a historic resort on the shore of Twin Lakes. Tamarack Lodge offers a variety of accommodation options, from cozy lodge rooms to spacious cabins with kitchen and fireplace. You can enjoy the stunning views of the lake and the mountains, as well as the access to world-class activities, such as skiing, hiking, biking, fishing and more.
Tamarack Lodge was built in 1924 by vaudeville star Eddie Foy and his family, who wanted a rustic fishing retreat in the wilderness. It is the oldest continuously operated lodge in Mammoth Lakes and has preserved its charm and character over the years. The lodge is surrounded by 19+ miles of groomed snowshoeing and Nordic ski trails in winter, and by bike and paddle rentals in summer. You can also take advantage of the mountain bike lessons, guided hikes and fly fishing classes offered by the resort.
One of the highlights of staying at Tamarack Lodge is dining at the Lakefront Restaurant, which is located on-site and is one of the finest restaurants in Mammoth. The Lakefront Restaurant serves seasonal dishes made with fresh ingredients, as well as an extensive wine collection. You can enjoy your meal in a charming dining room with forested views, or on the patio overlooking the lake.
Tamarack Lodge is located 2.5 miles from the town center and 1 mile from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. It is also within a 45-minute drive of Yosemite National Park East Entrance. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or an adventure trip, Tamarack Lodge can provide you with a comfortable and rejuvenating stay in Mammoth Lakes.