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

Nearby Campgrounds

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