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Convict Lake

Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Great view. Fun, easy trail

Great place for a picture. Nice trail. Not a lot of spots to park. Come early or dine at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
julia s
Alhambra, California
via mobile
Beautiful lake and trail

We had good time at the lake. Lots of fisherman and plenty of photo opportunity. Lake loop hike was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vishal B
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Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a picture. Nice trail. Not a lot of spots to park. Come early or dine at the restaurant then enjoy a nice walk.

Thank julia s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had good time at the lake. Lots of fisherman and plenty of photo opportunity. Lake loop hike was great. Highly recommend it if you are in the area.

Thank Vishal B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 2 miles from the Mammoth Lake Airport, this is a decent size lake with good trout fishing. You can rent a variety of boats from kayaks to electric pontoon boats (complete with barbecues!). Easy access makes it easy to take your family fishing.

Thank stevensE8641XY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So stunning. Views, aspen trees, snow in May. Easy walk around the lake with many places to stop and take in the views. Fishermen. Picnic tables. Wheelchair access on one side of the lake. Dogs allowed. Wonderful afternoon hike.

1  Thank Kya02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got to ride a boat on convict lake. What an amazing experience. Dock the boat at the other end of the lake. There are some beautiful streams flowing under the boardwalk. The mountains around the lake stand mighty and tall. Great views of tiny waterfalls...More

Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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 12 May 2017 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 28 April 2017

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
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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.