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More for Fishing

The Mammoth Lakes are prettier if you are sightseeing, but Convict is apparently better for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thousand Oaks, California
Camping Every Fishmas in April

This review is for both the campground and the resort. We've been coming to convict lake for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murrieta, California
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“aspen trees”(5 reviews)
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Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.
Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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All reviews great restaurant aspen trees waters edge easy hike general store surrounding mountains off the highway trout nice trail high sierra short drive fall colors horseback riding pontoon boat great fishing eastern sierras hiking trails
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mammoth Lakes are prettier if you are sightseeing, but Convict is apparently better for the avid fisherman

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mapman62
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for both the campground and the resort. We've been coming to convict lake for the last 10 years and we always choose Convict Lake, truly my happy place. It's so nice and convenient to be close enough to Mammoth but just enough...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jraejen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sooooooo beautiful. The walk around the lake is a little muddy when the snow melts but it is beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mariagabrielabaumgak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful place to be. We did not hike all around the Lake but we did take lots of pictures. They do offer boat rental for fishing and the camping is very closed by. Best if you go early in the morning around 9 –...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee_Thao15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a strange name for such a gorgeous lake! If only convicts were allowed at Convict Lake, then everyone would want to be a convict. This small lake is one of the most beautiful and peaceful that I have ever laid eyes on. Hard to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the morning around 7. The lake was very clear, still and the sun was just beginning to come over the mountains. It is an easy loop hike around the lake. The creeks and wet areas on the trail were just beginning to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Abner T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our time at Convict Lake. The lake is right outside of the city of Mammoth, CA. We stayed right at Convict Lake Resort and would do a nightly walk around the lake which provided the perfect getaway and beautiful backdrop for our...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stefanierouse
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We visited just after the peak of the fall colors. It was still fabulous and an area not to be missed. The trail around the lake was an easy walk...we walked counter clockwise. It is 3+ miles. The history of the lake is interesting if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 8212jackie
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Took advantage of some warm late-Oct. weather for one last camping trip in the Sierra. It was the last weekend the campground was open - about 60% full. This is a popular campground. The spots vary widely in privacy and most don't have shade. Most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CathyNV
Reviewed 24 October 2018

If you want a pleasant hike and see the fall colors in October this is a very easy hike with lots of Aspens on one end of the lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
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19 August 2018|
Response from archaic2015 | Reviewed this property |
This is archaic2015. My question was for current information.
6 August 2018|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Convict since May, so I would have you contact the Convict Lake Resort directly, as they would have the latest information. Steve
8 March 2018|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
Pretty high