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Convict Lake

Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Beautiful Convict Lake - Fun Fishing, Hiking, Boating and Good Restaurant

We have been to Convict Lake numerous times This time we returned, did a bit of fishing, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fremont, California
Spectacular As Always

If you are anywhere near Convict Lake, plan to spend a day. There are numerous outdoor activities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
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Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to Convict Lake numerous times This time we returned, did a bit of fishing, and enjoyed the views. There is a nice shoreline walk. One can also rent boats. There is also a very good restaurant. There is also a lodge and...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are anywhere near Convict Lake, plan to spend a day. There are numerous outdoor activities and one of the best restaurants in the Eastern Sierras. We always enjoy hiking around the lake, however this year the steam feeding the lake had a new...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant. A bit pricey but for a special occasion it is perfect. Would not reccommend for family dining. Very unique menu. Service ambiance was perfect Great for that special evening i.e. birthday, anniversary, etc.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice setting just outside of Mammoth. Boat dock provides kayaks and motorboats. Mountains surrounding lake are very pretty. Family friendly as well.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Convict Lake and went horseback riding around the lake. Beautiful views and it was quite impressive. Lots of fishing going on.

Thank Leshansen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rent a boat and float around the lake you will love it!. The views of the mountain are spectacular. There was a bbq in the boat which we used and it was great.

Thank JT_Napa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since we were there last a new walking path was created. Wonderful and wheel chair accessible for those who need it. Great restaurant as well nearby. This is one of my go to places for photos.

1  Thank anniedutch13
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There is a wonderful walking trail around Convict Lake, however, this past year's snowpack has saturated part of the trail but will recover, no doubt. Deer sighting is common and a large number of birds, local and migratory....

Thank 57BillR
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This lake has been in many movies, including "How the West Was Won" where you can see Jimmy Stewart paddling along its shore. But quite frankly, this is one of the most beautiful lakes that is so easy to access. It's just 2 miles off...More

4  Thank raygay
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a tricky campground to review because it has a few campsites that are spectacular, as good as it gets (5 stars), and a few that are horrendous (1 star). There are a few campsites that are right on the creek so your picnic,...More

Thank Brian M
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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.
17 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
Travis M
18 July 2016|
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Response from thespit | Reviewed this property |
Yep but there are a lot of people fishing which means you can get tangled on broken fishing lines or hooks.