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Convict Lake

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Address: Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.

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Amazing views year round

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
andra_ciurel
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Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 !

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank sedona1938
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank tjavascott
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Just a lovely get away from town with great views.

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Thank DeniseCHeat51
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was a beautiful clear winter day, roads were open and the trail was open for walking although not plowed. Wonderful mountain reflections.

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cerritos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you stay at Mammoth and love hiking, this is a must do! The trail around the lake gives you different views depending on the season and time of the day you visit! Even in August, it was cold though. Wear layered clothing. There are picnic options, benches to relax and wild life sights are normal. As someone noted, don't... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been here many times and the favorite is summer. You can take a very easy hike around the lake which is just beautiful. If you want a challenge, you can hike up the path at the south end and go as high as you want. Great people all around on the trails doing the same. Highly recommended.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Beautiful Convict Lake just after snow fall in October 2016. Fall colors are strong still and an awesome trip for me.

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Thank Steve D
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A short drive from mammoth lakes is convict lake - it is beautiful and peaceful. A nice place for a picnic. The only reason i am not giving it 5 stars is that some of the locations close to the lake can have some thrash left by visitors. Lots of people come there to sit around and fish - hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

convict lake got its name from an incident in 1871, when inmates from a Nevada prison escaped here and battled their way out with a shoot out. today visitors escape here for fishing, horse back riding camping or to tie the knot. there is a restaurant.too.

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