Lake George

  • Snug between the solitary white tower of Crystal Crag and the granite wall of the Mammoth Crest, Lake George is the highest road-accessible lake in the Lakes Basin. The parking area at road's end features bear-proof food storage, a selection of picnic and camping sites, rustic cabin rentals, access to the lakeshore and boat dock and a handful of popular trailheads. A small store offers boat rentals, tackle and snacks in summer. Access in winter is by ski or snowshoe only.

  • Snug between the solitary white tower of Crystal Crag and the granite wall of the Mammoth Crest, Lake George is the highest road-accessible lake in the Lakes Basin. The parking area at road's end features bear-proof food storage, a selection of picnic and camping sites, rustic cabin rentals, access to the lakeshore and boat dock and a handful of popular trailheads. A small store offers boat rentals, tackle and snacks in summer. Access in winter is by ski or snowshoe only.

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  • 05/24/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 7500 ft are still covered in snow. Please check back for updates.

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Experience Rating Length (mi) Surface Duration
Campground Camping at Lake George Campground 0.2 Asphalt - Vehicle Accessible Overnight
Hiking from Lake George to TJ and Barrett Lakes 1.5 Sand Less than 4 hours
Hiking to Crystal Lake 2.7 Soil Less than 4 hours
Hiking to TJ Lake - Adaptive Option 1.5 Soil Less than 4 hours
Kayaking on Lake George 1.0 Water Less than 4 hours
Road Biking around the Lakes Basin 14.1 Asphalt Less than 4 hours
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Sport Climbing at the Dike Wall 1.5 Soil Half day
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