Lake Mary is the largest and most developed lake found in the Mammoth Lakes, California area. The lake, located in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, is popular for its recreational activities. Activities in or around the lake include fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, biking, and photography.
Lake Mary and the Mammoth Lakes Basin is accessible by car in the summer and fall via Lake Mary Road. The road is generally open from June through September, weather permitting. Once you leave the center of town, the drive is approximately 5 miles. During winter and spring, Lake Mary Road closes at Tamarack Resort near Twin Lakes due to snow. Access to the lake is only accessible by hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Lake Mary is one of the most popular fishing lakes in the area. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. Trout stockings occur throughout the fishing season.
Boating is a another popular activity on Lake Mary. This includes motorized and non-motorized boats. Sailing is not allowed and neither is swimming. There are two rental boat marinas found on the lake, one on the north shore and another on the south shore. These marinas do not have boat ramps, so if you want to use a boat, you will need to rent one or carry your own down to the shore.
Those without a boat or kayak will find plenty of areas to fish from the shore. Some of the best spots to fish are on the west shore, east shore, and north shore.
Surrounding Lake Mary are many campgrounds. On the northern side is Lake Mary Campground with its 46 sites. On the southern end of the lake is Coldwater Campground with its 77 sites. Located to the east of the lake is the smaller Pine City Campground with its 10 sites. All three campgrounds are within walking distance of Lake Mary.
Lake Mary is located in Mammoth Lakes.
GPS Coordinates: 37.603174,-119.003016
Nearby FishingConvict Creek - 8.46 miles away
Convict Lake - 7.98 miles away
Crystal Lake - 1.03 miles away
Horseshoe Lake - 0.95 miles away
Lake Barrett - 0.56 miles away
Lake George - 0.5 miles away
Lake Mamie - 0.54 miles away
Mammoth Creek - 3.05 miles away
McLeod Lake - 1.54 miles away
Sherwin Creek - 3.92 miles away
Sherwin Lakes - 3.21 miles away
Sotcher Lake - 4.17 miles away
TJ Lake - 0.82 miles away
Twin Lakes - 1.06 miles away
Nearby CampgroundsAgnew Meadows Campground - 7.11 miles away
Coldwater Campground - 0.54 miles away
Convict Lake Campground - 8.5 miles away
Lake George Campground - 0.36 miles away
Lake Mary Campground - 0.32 miles away
Lower Deadman Campground - 8.12 miles away
Minaret Falls Campground - 5.05 miles away
New Shady Rest Campground - 3.95 miles away
Obsidian Flat Group Campground - 8.95 miles away
Old Shady Rest Campground - 3.83 miles away
Pine City Campground - 0.17 miles away
Pine Glen Campground - 4.05 miles away
Pumice Flat Campground - 5.02 miles away
Pumice Flat Group Campground - 4.85 miles away
Reds Meadow Campground - 4.06 miles away
Sherwin Creek Campground - 4.12 miles away
Twin Lakes Campground - 0.96 miles away
Upper Deadman Campground - 8.15 miles away
Upper Soda Springs Campground - 5.24 miles away