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Summer Fun at Elev. 8,540 ft. to Elev. 9,008 ft

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.
Alpers Trout in Mammoth Creek
Samantha bags a Alpers Trout
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.

We 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 summer time.

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 lodge.

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 summer.

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 sign appear.

Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes Basin

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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