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Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-924-5500
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Awesome, great for kids

We made this our first stop off as we arrived in Mammouth Lakes. Although we have visited many... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Stopping at the Welcome Center you will realize how much fun and activities are ahead for you.

In all the years coming to Mammoth Lakes we stop at the Welcome Center to get all the new... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Wallace K
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The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center specializes in providing general information about the Inyo National Forest and surrounding local areas. Stop in for maps of the area and suggestions on great places to hike, camp and visit. The center provides campfire permits, wooding permits, and backpacking permits for those looking to begin a trip in the Inyo National Forest backcountry. There are also many fantastic interpretive program opportunities available through the center. A great first stop for a trip to Mammoth. If you are looking for souvenirs, there are many fun items for sale in the center including books, maps, hats, bandanas, t-shirts, and lots of other souvenirs. The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is managed through a partnership with the US Forest Service and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association.
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  • Average3%
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2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We made this our first stop off as we arrived in Mammouth Lakes. Although we have visited many National Parks this was the first time our daughter had been introduced to the Junior Ranger Programme. Armed with a booklet for her we headed off to...More

Thank fordwater
Reviewed 30 September 2017

In all the years coming to Mammoth Lakes we stop at the Welcome Center to get all the new information on the number one concern, the Bear problem. The Rangers are very helpful and knowledgeable and give important advise. Without their advise you may find...More

Thank Wallace K
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Maybe we lucked out, but Sarah's advice gave us the best trip ever. We had five days and my husband has limited energy due to a health condition, so we wanted to see everything we could without too much exertion. Sarah mapped it all out...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Stopped in here on the way to the Tioga entrance to Yosemite. He didn't know what we were looking for but with some direction and google we figured it out and he printed off a map for us. We both learned something and had a...More

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Great stop while taking a break from the John Muir Trail. Nice collection of souvenirs for your visit to the area. Staff was friendly!

Thank 9jtsmith
Reviewed 16 August 2017

So much information! Grab books and maps or buy some gifts. The line for information was quite long, but they kept it moving quickly.

Thank BeachsideMartinis
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We visited last year about the same time and the staff were very helpful, showing us many hikes around the area and places to visit that were perfect for us. This year we got a young woman who obviously doesn't like her job. Ripped off...More

Thank LynnandLee
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Good information provided by rangers and staff. Good gift shopping as well. Got great hidden gem suggestions for hikes in the area.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Very friendly rangers providing excellent info on what to do in the area. Not a wealth of things to do at this particular visitor's center but highly recommend to get the updated info on the many attractions in the area.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Visiting this Welcome Center was a good move. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The good offered for sale were of good quality and useful. Beautiful building.

Thank LindaWine
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26 May 2016|
Response from LaCostaKeith | Reviewed this property |
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30 July 2015|
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Response from mntgoatpeak |
Yes they have tent sites. Reservations recommended-especially for weekends. PRICES: Dry Camp DAY: $25.00 Plus Tax WEEK: $150.00 Plus Tax Water & Electricity DAY: $30.00 Plus Tax Week: $180.00 Plus Tax Full... More
3 June 2015|
Response from mntgoatpeak |
Check out Rafters Restaurant Thursday Friday Saturday Also some cafes in town like Stellar Brew and East Side Bakery have music sometimes