Grant Lake, June Lake Loop, California

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Grant Lake

The largest of the four lakes on the June Lakes Loop, Grant Lake boasts abundant fishing, camping, waterskiing and wake boarding. Read More

  • Known as “the home of the German Brown,” Grant Lake promises abundant Trout Fishing.
  • Grant Lake is ideal for waterskiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding.
  • The lake maintains a strict speed limit of 10mph before 10am.  Come early for the best fishing, and later to enjoy watersports. 


Lying in the shadow of Mt. Ritter in a picturesque alpine basin on the June Lakes Loop, Grant Lake is an outdoorsman’s dream. The lake boasts abundant fishing, camping, waterskiing and wake boarding.  Grant is the second largest of four lakes located on the loop, and is actually a reservoir for the Los Angeles aquaduct system.  Because the lake acts as a water supply, water levels can vary dramatically throughout the year.

Location & Information

Grant lake is located off California State Route 158, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. From Mammoth Lakes, head north on US-395 for 14 miles, then exit CA-158 N/June Lake Loop, and follow until you reach Grant Lake. Call the June Lake Loop Chamber of Commerce at (760) 648-7964.


Long known as the “home of the German Brown,” Grant Lake has trout fishing a plenty. Fish from shore, or launch your boat from the lake Marina. On Grant, the best fishing takes place before 10am, as the lake maintains as strict speed limit of 10 mph. After 10am, faster crafts arrive.

Water Sports
Grant Lake is ideal for wakeboarding, waterskiing, and jet skiing; however, a strict 10 mph speed limit is enforced before 10am.

Camping is available at the Marina Campground. The area maintains 70 sites, many with views of the lake. Spots are available for tent campers as well as recreational vehicles (max length on RV’s is 60 feet). The facilities are open from the last Saturday in April until mid-October.

The lake marina sells refreshments, snacks, bait, tackle, and gasoline. For additional services, head to June Lake.