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Convict Lake

Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Beautiful quiet lake at the end of winter

Amazing lake only a few miles from Highway 395. The campgrounds were still closed so we had the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This is a must see if you are in the Mammoth Lakes area. What a pristine, majestic view. The snow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie P
Dinuba, California
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Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing lake only a few miles from Highway 395. The campgrounds were still closed so we had the place to ourselves. High peaks surround the lake, very beautiful. The campground looked pretty open but the area is worth a trip. We walked part way around...More

Thank docdux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the Mammoth Lakes area. What a pristine, majestic view. The snow ran right down to the water's edge. You can even walk on a nice path all the way around the lake. A great picnic &...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the Lakes the camps from the mammoth Mountain's to Yosemite to Bridgeport this lake is not a good choice.. yes there's very good fishing here but this place is always windy Camp spots are not within the pine trees. mostly like brush &...More

Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 16 April 2017

You have to experience the view for yourself. The mountain faces in front of you at the water's edge, the smell of the wind coming off the lake, the turquoise water from snowmelt runoff twonlaoes above it, the absolutely warming hospitality the store and cabins...More

Thank BlakeRamsey86
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Peaceful. Relaxing. Sun was out. Mountains were beautifully covered with snow. Lots of picture-taking opportunities.

1  Thank anchelle_diel
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It is a short drive up the canyon to Convict Lake, where there is parking next to the lake. I am no longer much of a hiker, but I enjoy bird watching and photography by the bridge, creek, and lake. You can fish here in...More

Thank Louann M
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to Mammoth in different seasons and the Convict Lake looks amazing in all of them! During the summer you can rent a boat and relax in the middle of the lake. Amazing views !

Thank andra_ciurel
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Caught in a snow storm, while walking one of the trails. So beautiful, I just kept going. Be prepared in winter you never know when it's going to snow.

Thank sedona1938
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family and I hiked around the lake with our dog. Beautiful scenery and it is an easy hike. Took a couple of hours.

Thank tjavascott
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place year round in main dining. Pricey but food and dining experience is worth it. In the summer the bar area is open for outside dining. Pizza and a beer Apres a hike around Convict Lake is a must. They also host weddings outside....More

Thank DeniseCHeat51
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dump station and water available to fill our water tank?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Evelina62 | Reviewed this property |
Call 760-934-3800 to find out if they have what you need.
distance from tamarak lake ? dog friendly patio dining ?
18 August 2016|
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 20-25 minute drive without traffic from Tamarack Lake to Convict Lake. The restaurant at Convict Lake Resort is dog-friendly. Everyone around there seems to have dogs and the outside patio is a great place for... More
Travis M
Can you swim in the lake? I know it is cold, but just wondering...
19 July 2016|
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Response from thespit | Reviewed this property |
Yep but there are a lot of people fishing which means you can get tangled on broken fishing lines or hooks.