Type: Camping – Mammoth CA
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Lake George is located in the Inyo National Forest in Californias Eastern Sierras. It is one of 11 lakes in the Mammoth Lakes region, offering recreational activities like fishing, viewing waterfalls, hiking and backpacking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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