MAMMOTH LAKES BASIN
Summer Fun at Elev. 8,540 ft. to Elev.
The Mammoth Lakes Basin is
one of our families
favorite part of summer time in the Mammoth Lakes area.
From the views to the lakes to the camping
and hiking, the lakes basin has much to offer
you and your family.
Just sitting down and writing this out
I can feel the summer breeze's on my face, these breeze's
have the smell of lake water and the pine trees.
Close your eyes and you can hear the sounds
of the head waters of Twin Lakes Falls. Now the smell of
campfire is as clear as if I was sitting at the the
twins lakes campfire pit right now.
Samantha bags a Alpers
right out of Mammoth Creek.
Welcome to the mammoth lakes basin where summer time
is king at 9000 feet. This area
of Mammoth Lakes is a jewel and it offers the adventures of
lake and creek fishing for a trophy Alpers trout. A
whole series of lakes, creeks, trails and campgrounds awaits
you in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.
Here is a list what you can see and do in the
Mammoth Lakes Basin:
Tamarack Lodge, Tamarack Restaurant, Tamarack
Campground, Twin Lakes Store and Marina, Twin Lakes
Water Fall, Twin Lakes Chapel, Art Museum, Lake Mary
Camp Ground, Pine City Campground, Pokenobe Store
and Marina, Lake Mary Store and Marine, Picnic Area,
View Point, Horse Shoe Lake, Co2 Kill, Horse Shoe
Trail Head, Lake Mamie, Lake Mamie Lodge, Lake
George Lodge and Marina, Lake George Campground,
Mammoth Crest Trail, Cold Water Camp Ground Loop,
Mammoth Mines, Duck Pass Trail, Bike Riding, Hiking,
Walking, Canoe, Panton Boat, Fishing Boat, Fishing,
Fly Fishing, Climbing, horseback riding and more.
hope to add more image's, video and information about the lakes basin over the
next few months. For now let's take a look at the some of lakes
in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.
Twin Lakes (Elev. 8,540 ft.)
The first in the group of lakes is located three miles
from the town of mammoth lakes. Twins lakes is the home
of three body's of water that you can shore fish , float
tube and boat in. All offer great catch's of trout.
This area also feature's the inlet to Mammoth Creek.
These head water almost always offer up a trout.
Tamarack Lodge is a great place to stay if you want
a true summer fish experience with a cabin on a lake.
This area is on of my favorite parts of mammoth in the
The fishing out of Tamarack is endless. With three bodies
of water to be fished you can work this area for a day
and still be ready for more in the morning.
At the far end of the lake, Twin Falls tumbles 300 feet
into Upper Twin Lake.
The Twin Lakes Store serve as the main social point
and gathering area for all the campers in the twin lakes
area. Three Campgrounds are in this area. They area
all within a stones throw of the lake and fishing.
The Twin Lakes store also has boat rentals as does Tamarack
Lake Mary (Elev. 8,920 ft.)
This is the largest lake in the Lakes Basin and it stretches
out about a mile long. Lake Mary is also the most popular
lake for fishing, boating and sailing. There are many
hot spots on Lake Mary for fishing. Snowman's favorite
spot is down where the water exit's the lake into Lake
Mamie. I have caught and watched many fish be pulled
in near that bridge.
Lake George (Elev. 9,008 ft.)
This lake can be shored fished from about 90% of the
lake line. There is going to be a short to moderate
hike from your car to access the fishing in this area.
The rocks just to the right of the lodge always offer
up a hook up and and a catch or two. Lake George is
one of my favorite place to spend time at during the
Lake Mamie (Elev. 8,898 ft.)
The Lake is a jewel to fish. Fishing at dusk is the
best, but you better where bug guard or you will get
eaten your-self. Fishing here can offer you some very
large brown trout. Alpers Trout are also stocked in
Lake Mamie. This Lake is also perfect for Fly Fishing.
Horseshoe Lake (Elev. 8,950)
This is the only lake where swimming is permitted. This
is a great place for a picnic and some swimming on a
hot summer day. Do observe the areas were co2 danger
The Lakes Basin is our families favorite part of summer time
in the Mammoth area. Living in Mammoth we get to see,
review and film it all. To this day the Lakes Basin
is still our favorite place to go Fish and Play. There
are many fishing holes and lots of boating in this area.
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