Lake George

Lake George, California

Lake George is a small, round lake located in the Mammoth Lakes Basin in Mammoth Lakes, California. This attractive lake, fed by streams coming from nearby Crystal Lake and TJ Lake, sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Due to its elevation, in the spring, Lake George is one of the last lakes in the area to melt off ice.

Though located west of Lake Mary, the Lake George is often overlooked by visitors to the area. And, that’s what makes Lake George a great place for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and photography. Those who fish will find rainbow trout and brook trout. Most fish planted here are in the 10 to 12 inch range, but there are some larger fish.

Lake George is a no wake lake. Swimming is not allowed and neither are boat motors larger than six horsepower. The small Woods Lodge on the lake features a dock, a primitive boat ramp, and boat rentals.

Those looking to hike can hike up to Crystal Lake or TJ Lake. Though both trails are short, they rewarded hikers with beautiful views of the area. You can find both trailheads near the day use parking lot on the northern end of Lake George.

Located next to the lake is Lake George Campground. This first-come, first-serve campground has 15 campsites, many with views of the lake below.


Lake George is located in the Mammoth Lakes Basin in Mammoth Lakes.

From Highway 395, turn west on Highway 203 towards Mammoth Lakes. Continue on Highway 203, which turns into Lake Mary Road, for 7.8 miles to reach Around Lake Mary Road. Turn left on Around Lake Mary Road. Continue on Around Lake Mary Road for 0.3 miles to reach Lake George Road. Turn right on Lake George Road. Continue on Lake George Road for 0.3 miles to reach the lake.

GPS Coordinates: 37.600872,-119.011746


Nearby Fishing

Lake Barrett - 0.46 miles away
Lake Mary - 0.5 miles away
Lake Mamie - 0.51 miles away
Crystal Lake - 0.57 miles away
TJ Lake - 0.66 miles away
Horseshoe Lake - 0.67 miles away
McLeod Lake - 1.14 miles away
Twin Lakes - 1.19 miles away
Mammoth Creek - 3.5 miles away
Sherwin Lakes - 3.71 miles away
Sotcher Lake - 3.81 miles away
Sherwin Creek - 4.42 miles away
Convict Lake - 8.44 miles away
Convict Creek - 8.93 miles away

Nearby Campgrounds

Lake George Campground - 0.17 miles away
Lake Mary Campground - 0.52 miles away
Pine City Campground - 0.67 miles away
Coldwater Campground - 0.91 miles away
Twin Lakes Campground - 1.12 miles away
Reds Meadow Campground - 3.65 miles away
Old Shady Rest Campground - 4.24 miles away
New Shady Rest Campground - 4.37 miles away
Pine Glen Campground - 4.48 miles away
Pumice Flat Group Campground - 4.59 miles away
Sherwin Creek Campground - 4.61 miles away
Minaret Falls Campground - 4.73 miles away
Pumice Flat Campground - 4.77 miles away
Upper Soda Springs Campground - 5 miles away
Agnew Meadows Campground - 6.94 miles away
Lower Deadman Campground - 8.27 miles away
Upper Deadman Campground - 8.29 miles away
Convict Lake Campground - 8.97 miles away
Obsidian Flat Group Campground - 9.08 miles away