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Convict Lake

Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Beautiful, but can be windy

We drove up here in mid November and the wind was ridiculous. We stayed fro maybe an hour. If it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
Great spot for hiking and fishing

Spent an afternoon here with the kids fishing and hiking around the lake. The scenery is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
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Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“aspen trees” (5 reviews)
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Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up here in mid November and the wind was ridiculous. We stayed fro maybe an hour. If it's blowing from the west, go somewhere else. On the other hand it's beautiful and I'd be glad to go back when the wind wasn't so...More

Thank DoryGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon here with the kids fishing and hiking around the lake. The scenery is beautiful and the fishing was "ok". They also rent boats if you want to get out on the lake and they have a general store for all your needs...More

Thank bnmpaul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convict Lake is hardly a criminal. The only thing that would be a crime is not coming here if you love landscapes, hiking, or simply being outdoors.

Thank NeoNorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay or camp especially in the fall when the aspens change color. Days in October are pleasant at 65-75 degrees but it gets very cold st night in the 20’s. Very busy in summer with fishermen and tourists. The lodge is quaint...More

Thank RonLykins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its just a few (4 or so) miles south of the 395 exit for Mammoth Lakes. Drive up into the mountains a couple of miles and there it is. Beautiful setting for viewing, fishing, a picnic or camping. Worth the trip off 395 if you...More

Thank Flyboy22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convict Lake is an amazing looking lake. It is very photographed and has been in many movies. A rich histor1y surrounds the lake and there are story boards that tell the tales. I never miss an opportunity to see the lake. Fall colors were out...More

Thank Kel M
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We eventually (due to my card not playing ball) managed to hire a boat. Great service and instruction. The lake was beautiful, it was so relaxing and quiet. Managed to spot a coyote down by the waters edge. So glad we seen this place and...More

Thank CoasterNerdett
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Don't pass this one by! Great photo op. The water was so blue and the Aspens were in full color while we were there! Such a hidden gem!

Thank rkmama
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We drove here from Mammoth Lakes, which only took 10 minutes and was just gorgeous! Amazing views and a must do if going to Mammoth Lakes. You only need to allow 30-60minutes to incorporate this trip.

Thank Jessgreen17
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It is a short drive from Mammoth Lakes to Convict Lake,then Just 2 miles off of Highway 395, where there is a nice little marina and plenty of parking next to the lake and a restaurant at the resort. You can take a very easy...More

Thank Ghaith391
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Danielle G
16 October 2017|
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Response from Poonam S | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May this year and there was still snow on the peaks around the lake. The track around the lake was very well marked but all wet and slushy - so could not go around the entire lake. Best to take advice from... More
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.
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