Sotcher Lake

Sotcher Lake, California

Sotcher Lake is a small spring-fed lake located west of the town of Mammoth Lakes in Reds Meadow Valley. The lake is located in a granite catch basin on the western edge of Mammoth Mountain. Nearby is Devils Postpile National Monument.

Though small, Sotcher Lake is the larger of the two lakes found in Reds Meadow Valley. The other lake, located to the north, is Starkweather Lake.

In the summer, Sotcher Lake is popular for outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, and picnicking. An easy 1.5 mile trail surrounding the lake allows visitors to experience the flora, fauna and geology of the area.

Another unique feature of Sotcher Lake are the logs which cover the bottom of the lake. Many of these logs ended up on the bottom of the lake after historic avalanches which stuck the area in the past.


Sotcher Lake is located in Mammoth Lakes.

GPS Coordinates: 37.626774,-119.073209


Nearby Fishing

McLeod Lake - 2.67 miles away
Horseshoe Lake - 3.22 miles away
Twin Lakes - 3.6 miles away
Lake Mamie - 3.66 miles away
Crystal Lake - 3.75 miles away
Lake George - 3.81 miles away
Lake Mary - 4.17 miles away
Lake Barrett - 4.24 miles away
TJ Lake - 4.32 miles away
Mammoth Creek - 5.96 miles away
Sherwin Lakes - 7.1 miles away
Sherwin Creek - 7.33 miles away
Reversed Creek - 9.75 miles away
Rush Creek - 9.95 miles away

Nearby Campgrounds

Reds Meadow Campground - 0.51 miles away
Minaret Falls Campground - 1.04 miles away
Pumice Flat Group Campground - 1.29 miles away
Pumice Flat Campground - 1.54 miles away
Upper Soda Springs Campground - 1.75 miles away
Twin Lakes Campground - 3.69 miles away
Lake George Campground - 3.87 miles away
Agnew Meadows Campground - 3.88 miles away
Lake Mary Campground - 3.9 miles away
Pine City Campground - 4.28 miles away
Coldwater Campground - 4.69 miles away
Old Shady Rest Campground - 6.14 miles away
New Shady Rest Campground - 6.35 miles away
Pine Glen Campground - 6.55 miles away
Upper Deadman Campground - 7.33 miles away
Lower Deadman Campground - 7.37 miles away
Sherwin Creek Campground - 7.52 miles away
Obsidian Flat Group Campground - 7.89 miles away
Glass Creek Campground - 9.8 miles away
Reversed Creek Campground - 9.95 miles away