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Convict Lake

Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Nice hike

My family and I hiked around the lake with our dog. Beautiful scenery and it is an easy hike... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Thousand Oaks, California
The View

Wonderful place year round in main dining. Pricey but food and dining experience is worth it. In... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“easy hike” (17 reviews)
Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
+1 800-992-2260
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My family and I hiked around the lake with our dog. Beautiful scenery and it is an easy hike. Took a couple of hours.

Thank tjavascott
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place year round in main dining. Pricey but food and dining experience is worth it. In the summer the bar area is open for outside dining. Pizza and a beer Apres a hike around Convict Lake is a must. They also host weddings outside....More

Thank DeniseCHeat51
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was a beautiful clear winter day, roads were open and the trail was open for walking although not plowed. Wonderful mountain reflections.

Thank C W
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you stay at Mammoth and love hiking, this is a must do! The trail around the lake gives you different views depending on the season and time of the day you visit! Even in August, it was cold though. Wear layered clothing. There are...More

1  Thank elixirpost
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been here many times and the favorite is summer. You can take a very easy hike around the lake which is just beautiful. If you want a challenge, you can hike up the path at the south end and go as high as...More

1  Thank PatrickLongBeach
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Beautiful Convict Lake just after snow fall in October 2016. Fall colors are strong still and an awesome trip for me.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A short drive from mammoth lakes is convict lake - it is beautiful and peaceful. A nice place for a picnic. The only reason i am not giving it 5 stars is that some of the locations close to the lake can have some thrash...More

Thank Balakrishna R
Reviewed 19 November 2016

convict lake got its name from an incident in 1871, when inmates from a Nevada prison escaped here and battled their way out with a shoot out. today visitors escape here for fishing, horse back riding camping or to tie the knot. there is a...More

1  Thank enncle
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nice easy walk around the most of the lake. Not so scenic and colorful like I have seen in pictures. It might have been during the time of year we went. But was a little disappointed.

Thank BurbankLG
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Didn't think trout like bear are voracious eaters heading into winter time....well they are....fishing was like nothing I've experienced....and me without my fishing pole....my daughter caught them all & didn't waste any time getting it done.....from a spot on shore. Next year I will have...More

Thank goldengrandma91301
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dump station and water available to fill our water tank?
27 September 2016|
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Response from Evelina62 | Reviewed this property |
Call 760-934-3800 to find out if they have what you need.
distance from tamarak lake ? dog friendly patio dining ?
18 August 2016|
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 20-25 minute drive without traffic from Tamarack Lake to Convict Lake. The restaurant at Convict Lake Resort is dog-friendly. Everyone around there seems to have dogs and the outside patio is a great place for... More
Travis M
Can you swim in the lake? I know it is cold, but just wondering...
19 July 2016|
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Response from thespit | Reviewed this property |
Yep but there are a lot of people fishing which means you can get tangled on broken fishing lines or hooks.