Twin Lakes California Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Twin Lakes

Visitors come to Twin Lakes, just outside of the resort community of Mammoth Lakes, for the world-class fishing, scenic camping, and proximity to breathtaking 287' Twin Falls.

  • Camp at one of twin falls 95 established camp sites.
  • Explore the waters by boat, or spend the day fishing.
  • Visit 297’ Twin Falls, located just outside of the campground.

Overview

Twin Lakes recreation area, located at an elevation of 8,700’ just outside of Mammoth Lakes boasts scenic camping, abundant fishing, and breathtaking 287’ Twin Falls.

Location & Information

From Mammoth Lakes, head west 3 miles on Lake Mary Rd.

For most, summer is the best time to visit as winter brings heavy snows and harsh weather.

Contact Information

Phone: 760-873-5500
Website: Inyo National Forest
Office: 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200
Bishop, CA 93514

Activities

Fish
Twin lakes are regularly stoked with rainbow and brown trout. Trout season begins the last Saturday in April and ends November 15th. Fish from shore or explore the waters in a boat, kayak, or float. Boat rentals are available.

Twin Falls
To access this majestic 287’ natural wonder, skirt around the lakeshore to campsite 24. Behind, find a sign that reads “private road,” bear left, and follow the trail to the waterfall. You can also access the falls from Mammoth Mountain Ski Resorts Tamarack Lodge. The falls are best visited during May or June, during the spring melt.

Camp
Pristine mountain scenery, jaw dropping lake views, and access to the Twin Lake’s fertile waters make this an ideal camp ground. There are 95 sites spread across the lakes, and the grounds are generally open from May 25th until October 1st. Amenities include fire pits, flush toilets, picnic tables, and piped water. Sites are available on a first-come first-served basis. Fees are $14.00 per site.

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