Boating

Kayaking on Twin Lakes

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  • Twin Lakes is a great place for families and first time paddlers to begin an exploration of the spectacular Mammoth Lakes Basin. Get picnic supplies and sundries from Tamarack Lodge or the Twin Lakes Store. Launch from the public boat ramp at the Twin Lakes Picnic Area. Enjoy close-up views of the waterfalls spilling out of Lake Mary, above. Paddle the shallows and watch for ducks and other migratory shorebirds in the Alpine lake grasses. Bring binoculars! Bring a fishing rod! Paddle beneath the bridge and through the narrows into the lower lake for views up to the lava tube and the backside of Mammoth Mountain.

  • Twin Lakes is a great place for families and first time paddlers to begin an exploration of the spectacular Mammoth Lakes Basin. Get picnic supplies and sundries from Tamarack Lodge or the Twin Lakes Store. Launch from the public boat ramp at the Twin Lakes Picnic Area. Enjoy close-up views of the waterfalls spilling out of Lake Mary, above. Paddle the shallows and watch for ducks and other migratory shorebirds in the Alpine lake grasses. Bring binoculars! Bring a fishing rod! Paddle beneath the bridge and through the narrows into the lower lake for views up to the lava tube and the backside of Mammoth Mountain.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Camera
    • Kayak
    • Kayak Paddle
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Local bird guide
    • Personal floatation device(s)
    • Practical shoes
    • Spray Skirt

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    0.4 miles
    Trail Surface
    Water
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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  • Hours/Season: N/A | Year Round 

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