Convict Lake

2000 Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546 USA

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“Escape to Freedom, guy!”

Situated at the base of Mount Morrison, the deep blue waters of Convict Lake invite you to enjoy a liesurely picnic or stroll along the lakeside trail.  The epitome of peacefulness today, Convict Lake got its name from an incident that was nothing but peaceful.  In 1871, six inmates from a Nevada prison escaped here, and eventually battled their way out with a shootout, ultimately giving Convict Lake its name.  Today visitors escape to Convict Lake for fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping and to enjoy fine dining at the Convict Lake Restaurant.   Fishing derbies are held throughout the season at Convict Lake - try your luck at catching a monster trout from a boat, float tube or from the shore.  Ride by horseback on a guided trail ride or poke around for 500-year old fossils in the metamorphic rock formations.  Autumn is the perfect time to visit Convict Lake, with brilliant fall colors and excellent fishing.  

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Beautiful place to visit. You can walk the three mile trail around the lake in less than an hour while enjoying the beautiful view of glistening lake with the snow laden mountain backdrop. At... Read more

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This is a wonderful place to stop and spend some time if you are driving up through Highway 395. I've stopped to admire the lake and the surrounding view of the mountains numerous times before,... Read more

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We were up 7900 feet two days ago and my daughter showed me the lake where she was having her outside wedding. She said, "Well Dad, we don't have to pay for decorations! Her wedding had a... Read more

Convict Lake

2000 Convict Lake Rd
Mammoth Lakes, California
93546 USA


Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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