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About Lake George

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS. Lake George is located in the Inyo National Forest in California's Eastern Sierras. It is one of 11 lakes in the Mammoth Lakes region, offering recreational activities like fishing, viewing waterfalls, hiking and backpacking.

Recreation

Lake George is a great base camp for hiking trails in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Many hikers enjoy the path to the Upper Lakes Basin, where Crystal, Barrett and TJ Lakes are found. The trails begin in the Lake George parking area. The trail to Crystal Lake is just 2.5 miles round trip.

Lake George is a popular fishing, canoeing and kayaking destination. Anglers will find mostly rainbow trout in the cold waters of the lake.

Facilities

The campground offers 15 sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Flush toilets, vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

The campground lies among lodgepole pine trees at an elevation of 8,900 feet. Some campsites have views of the breathtaking scenery surrounding the campground, including Lake George and some of the 9,000 and 10,000-foot peaks in the John Muir Wilderness.

Many species of wildlife call the mountains home, including black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika and numerous fish and birds.

Nearby Attractions

Mammoth Lakes Basin contains several popular lakes with fishing and boating opportunities.

Visitors can also access the magnificent John Muir Wilderness nearby, which stretches for 100 miles along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lofty, snow-capped peaks, deep canyons and vast expanses of glacially-carved terrain offer extensive hiking and horseback riding trails.

ADA Access: N

Sites
16
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Lake George is located in California
Latitude
37.6 N
Longitude
-119.0081 W
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Directions
Lake George Campground is 320 miles north of Los Angeles and 180 miles south of Reno. Follow U.S. Highway 395 to the junction of State Highway 203. Turn west on Highway 203 and drive 7 miles through the town of Mammoth Lakes to the junction of Minaret Road/Highway 203 and Lake Mary Road. Continue straight through the intersection and drive 3.6 miles to Lake Mary Loop Drive. Turn left and drive 2 miles around Lake Mary to Lake George and the campground entrance.
4 Reviews of Lake George
Beautiful and clean

The location is beautiful and the bathrooms are cleaner than expected for a campground. Lots of bears like to come right through the campground though, even during broad daylight, so be thorough with cleaning up trash and using the provided bear box.

A miniature switzerland

The most relaxing place ever.. at that time. Just came back from there few weeks ago. The sunday morning was perfect paradise. Campgrounds had just opened not to long ago, and was fairly empty at the time. Camp grounds are clear, fire ring benches and bear lockers. Nothing amazing, but Plenty of shade, tall trees, and a nice chill refreshing breeze of wind every few minutes. Spent most of the time at the lake. Place was peaceful, we laid out by the lake, setup our hammocks, fished, cooked, and hiked around the lake. The scenery around the lake was gorgeous. The mountains in the background had hues of red green and snow white. At the far end of the lake was a gushing waterfall. The waterfall was coming down from crystal lake above. Hiking up to the top was a bit tough because of the incline, lots of bushes, some snow patches, and some bugs. Not enough to bug me though. Overall, this is a must repeat! See for urself

Lake George is awesome!

Great fishing great views great camping simply awesome. We launch your boat at Lake George for 8$ and they let us keep it there for two days for 10$ a day. We saw a bear and 2 eagles while fishing on the lake! Amazing place to visit!

First to Review
nice & quiet alpine setting

definitely an awesome zone if you're into getting on backcountry lakes. you have easy access to many epic locations, and amazing fishing on site. the lake has a deep enough shelf on the backside that shore fishing is phenomenal. early/late summer will result in spawning which means glorious colors. within walking distance of lake Mary, biking distance of the town of mammoth with an additional bike path to the sites under construction currently. much less crowded overall than the lower lakes baisin.