Accessible Activities in Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes has a variety of accessible recreational activities; there is truly something for everyone. The list of activities is broken up by season. Scroll down the page for Winter Activities.
During the summer months, Mammoth Lakes offers a variety of activities including biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, horseback riding and sightseeing. Check out the following lists for ideas. Calling ahead for specific accessibility information is highly recommended.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra: 760-934-0791
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra offers year-round activities and custom programs to people of all ages and disabilities. Programs include kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, cycling, mountain bike rides, horseback riding and other enjoyable outdoor educational activities.
"Our main purpose is to open the doors and make everything accessible for people with special needs. We want everyone to enjoy the experience of being active," said Kathy Copeland, Executive Director of DSES.
The staff is trained in adaptive techniques for each activity offered, so that assistance will be readily available while still maintaining the ultimate goal of personal independence for all those who participate.
All summer activities are scheduled individually and are specific to personal interests and capabilities.
There are several easily accessible bike trails that run through and around town. Call for more information.
Town of Mammoth Lakes Bike Trail: 760-934-8989 ext. 222 (paved; however, hilly in areas)
Boat Rentals / Services:
Boat rentals are available from several local marinas and providers. Call for specific offerings and to confirm availability.
Crowley Lake Fish Camp - 760-935-4301
Lake Mary Marina - 760-934-5353
Pokonobe Resort on Lake Mary - 760-934-2437
Twin Lakes Store - 760-934-7295
Fishing licenses are required for ages 16 and over. There are many different areas for fishing, including the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Convict Lake, Mammoth Creek and Crowley Lake. Call the California Department of Fish & Wildlife for more information at 760-934-2664.
Kayak / Canoe Tours/ Horseback Riding:
Convict Lake Pack Station - 760-934-3800
Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit - 760-934-2434
McGee Creek Pack Station - 760-935-4324
Reds Meadow Pack Station - 760-934-2345
Rock Creek Pack Station - 760-935-4493
Sierra Meadows Ranch - 760-934-6161
Caldera Kayaks - 760-935-4942
Mammoth Kayaks - 866-686-9257
Mono Lake Foundation - 760-647-6595
Scenic Gondola Rides / Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center - 760-934-2571 (Main Lodge; elevator at Woollywood)
4-WD Touring - 760-924-5500 (in the privacy of your own vehicle)
Bodie Ghost Town - 760-647-6445 (California State Historic Park; dirt, parking lot, dirt roads in town)
Convict Lake - 760-934-3800 (day-use area has paved trail)
Devils Postpile/Rainbow Falls - 760-924-5500 (hilly dirt trails from trailhead parking lots)
Hot Creek Geologic Site - 760-924-5500 (steep, paved trail; closed for swimming)
Hot Creek Fish Hatchery - 760-934-2664 (dirt parking lot)
June Lake Loop (in the privacy of your own vehicle)
Mammoth Lakes Basin - 760-924-5500 (in the privacy of your own vehicle)
Mono Lake - 760-647-3044 (self-guided interpretive trail)
Yosemite National Park - 209-372-0200 (some paved trails)
Weather permitting. Assistance may be required.
Kennel Tours with the Dog Sled Dogs:
Mammoth Dog Teams - 760-914-1019
Mammoth Lakes Library - 760-934-4777
Welcome Center/Visitor Information
California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes: 760-924-5500
State Highway 203 across from the Mammoth Mountain RV Park. Learn about the natural history of the area through brochures, books and interpretive programs.
Movies / Theater:
Edison Theatre - 760-934-6592
Mammoth Lakes Arts Center - 760-934-1900
Minaret Cinemas - 760-934-3131
Vons - 760-934-4536
During the winter months Mammoth Lakes offers a variety of activities, including skiing, dog sledding, movies and more. Check out the following list for ideas; some of the summer activities above are available as well. Calling ahead for specific accessibility information is highly recommended.
Skiing and Snowboarding:
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra - 760-934-0791 (lessons available at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area)
Mammoth Dog Teams - 760-914-1019
Hot Creek Fish Hatchery - 760-934-2664
The Troutfitter (fly fishing for anglers with disabilities) - 760-924-3676
Skytime Helicopter Tours - 760-475-9846
Theater & Cinemas:
Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre -760-934-6592
Sierra Classic Theatre -760-920-0190
Minaret Cinemas -760-934-3131