Twin Lakes

Destination adopted by: Drew Hild & Stacey Kwiatkowski - Highmark Advisors

  • At 8,600 feet, Twin Lakes - really a single lake with a narrow choke in the middle - is the lowest lake in the Lakes Basin and the only one accessible by car year-round. Nestled between Panorama Dome and the steep southern flank of Mammoth Mountain, Twin Lakes is a popular fishing destination and the source of Mammoth Creek. There is a busy campground here with campsites on both shores, a historic lodge and restaurant, an outdoor wedding chapel, a general store offering basic supplies, fishing tackle and boat rentals and, in winter only, a world-class fee-based cross-country ski center.

  • At 8,600 feet, Twin Lakes - really a single lake with a narrow choke in the middle - is the lowest lake in the Lakes Basin and the only one accessible by car year-round. Nestled between Panorama Dome and the steep southern flank of Mammoth Mountain, Twin Lakes is a popular fishing destination and the source of Mammoth Creek. There is a busy campground here with campsites on both shores, a historic lodge and restaurant, an outdoor wedding chapel, a general store offering basic supplies, fishing tackle and boat rentals and, in winter only, a world-class fee-based cross-country ski center.

Avalanche Forecast for 02/22/2024

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: You're most likely to trigger an avalanche where recently deposited slabs sit on steep wind-drifted terrain. To avoid loose wet sluffs, move away from sunny slopes as the surface thaws. Shady, sheltered terrain without wind-loaded slopes above will have softer snow and be a safer alternative. Find out More

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Related Trails

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Trail Length (mi) Surface Activities and Services
Lakefront Path 0.3 Asphalt Biking E-Biking Hiking Pets
Lakes Basin Path 5.3 Asphalt Biking E-Biking Hiking Pets
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Related Experiences

Related Experiences

Experience Rating Length (mi) Surface Duration
Family Biking the Lakes Basin 6.2 Mixed Less than 4 hours
Family Biking the Lakes Basin Path 10.6 Asphalt Half day
Family Biking the Lakes Basin Path Downhill 5.3 Mixed Less than 4 hours
Fishing at Twin Lakes N/A Less than 4 hours
Kayaking on Twin Lakes 0.4 Water Less than 4 hours
Photography at Twin Falls Overlook 0.2 Mixed Less than 4 hours
Photography at Twin Lakes Vista N/A Asphalt Less than 4 hours
Snowplay in the Mammoth Lakes Basin 1.7 Snow Less than 4 hours
Vista Viewing from the Twin Lakes Vista N/A Asphalt Less than 4 hours
Walking the Lakes Basin Path at Twin Lakes 1.3 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
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