Boating

Kayaking on Lake Mary

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  • Lake Mary is the largest and most popular lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. And with good reason. There's plenty of room to paddle out beyond the crowds for unobstructed views of the Mammoth Crest, Crystal Crag, and Mammoth Mountain. There's a public marina at either end of the lake, with ramps and docks for put-in, but access is easy from points all around the lake. Go early in the day, before the winds kick up! Look for wildlife on the shore and amidst the snags on the southeast end of the lake. Stay clear fishermen long-casting from shore. The lake is part of the town's water supply, so no swimming allowed.

  • Lake Mary is the largest and most popular lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. And with good reason. There's plenty of room to paddle out beyond the crowds for unobstructed views of the Mammoth Crest, Crystal Crag, and Mammoth Mountain. There's a public marina at either end of the lake, with ramps and docks for put-in, but access is easy from points all around the lake. Go early in the day, before the winds kick up! Look for wildlife on the shore and amidst the snags on the southeast end of the lake. Stay clear fishermen long-casting from shore. The lake is part of the town's water supply, so no swimming allowed.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Camera
    • Kayak
    • Kayak Paddle
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Local bird guide
    • Personal floatation device(s)
    • Practical shoes
    • Spray Skirt

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.4 miles
    Trail Surface
    Water
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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Lake Mary

  • Hours/Season: Store/marina: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only | Year Round 

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