Lake Mary

  • Reflecting in its clear waters the white monolith of Crystal Crag and the dark granite wall of the Mammoth Crest, Lake Mary is the crown jewel of the Lakes Basin, accessible by road in summer and by groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in winter. Summer-season concessions at Pokonobe Lodge and Lake Mary Marina offer a range of boat rentals, fishing tackle and snacks. There are two Inyo National Forest campgrounds, a wealth of picnic spots and lakeside fishermen's trails, as well as rustic cabin accommodations at Crystal Crag Lodge on the southwest shore. Visit the Local Recreation Resources page for more information.

  • Reflecting in its clear waters the white monolith of Crystal Crag and the dark granite wall of the Mammoth Crest, Lake Mary is the crown jewel of the Lakes Basin, accessible by road in summer and by groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in winter. Summer-season concessions at Pokonobe Lodge and Lake Mary Marina offer a range of boat rentals, fishing tackle and snacks. There are two Inyo National Forest campgrounds, a wealth of picnic spots and lakeside fishermen's trails, as well as rustic cabin accommodations at Crystal Crag Lodge on the southwest shore. Visit the Local Recreation Resources page for more information.

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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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