Kids fishing at lower Twin Lake near Mammoth Lakes

Family Friendly

Year-round activities range from relaxing to pure adventure. Mammoth Lakes is truly an epic playground for kids and adults alike. Share the wonders of nature with your kids and watch them learn firsthand about local wildlife. Swim in a heated pool or picnic in the shade of a towering pine. Enjoy miles of paved and dirt bike paths or explore local skateboard parks, ball fields and playgrounds. Festivals and events throughout the year cater to children and adults alike. Mammoth Lakes vacations are kid-friendly and family approved!

Kid and Family Friendly Events

Family Friendly

2510 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
888-466-2666

The Welcome Center sells field guides, regional and children's books, puppets, games, stuffed animals and so much more. Educational interpretive displays describe the regions geology and history. The center has wilderness permits for the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness, area maps, camping...Learn More

Sawmill Cutoff Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-965-3690
When it comes to outdoor recreation, Shady Rest Park has a lot to offer, including playground equipment, a sheltered picnic area, restrooms, picnic tables, sand volleyball courts, softball fields, soccer fields and a skate park. An on-site concession stand offers a variety of snacks. Plus, picnic...Learn More
10001 Minaret Road
Via Mammoth Mountain Scenic Gondola
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
800-626-6684

Take in the view from the Scenic Gondola as you climb to the top of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet (3,368 m). At the summit, explore the Eleven53 Interpretive Center, with interactive displays of the area's geologic, hydrologic and volcanic history.

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3819 CA-158
June Lake, CA 93529
888-586-3686
With wide open trails, no lift lines, and 80% of terrain that’s beginner or intermediate, June Mountain has always been a great spot for families. Experience Mambo Playground at Chair J2. With a combination of small rollers, jumps, rails and boxes, this is perfect place to learn terrain park basics.Learn More
416 Sierra Park Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-965-3695

Come enjoy traditional family fun and gorgeous mountain scenery at the Mammoth Lakes outdoor ice rink. Located behind the Mammoth Lakes Public Library and nestled against a beautiful alpine meadow, the ice rink offers spectacular 360 degree views of the Sherwin's and the great White Mountains....Learn More

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
609-647-4787
Ground Up Climbing Guides is your portal into the local crags and back country climbing in the Mammoth Lakes area. The guides specialize in helping the novice climber experience the thrill and excitement of their first outdoor climbing experience. More experienced climbers will be challenged by m...Learn More
904 Benton Crossing Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-935-4222

The facility is open from mid-June to mid-August and includes a six-lane 25-meter pool, children's wading pool, restrooms, hot showers, lawn area with shade structure and vending machines. Red Cross-certified personnel staff the pool. Recreation swimming daily; lap swimming Monday through Frid...Learn More

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