Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, a Designated California Welcome Center

2510 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Toll free phone: 888-466-2666

Local phone: 760-924-5500


Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Dates Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The award winning Welcome Center and staff is the first step in making the most out of your visit to Mammoth Lakes. Located within the Inyo National Forest, it is operated by the US Forest Service, National Park Service and Mammoth Lakes Tourism which means it’s a one stop shop for visitors. Beyond the thoughtfully stocked books, maps and gift shop, the center offers free interpretive walks and talks. Just outside front door is access to trails for cross country in winter and biking in summer.

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 212 reviews

pretty visitor center
probably the cleanest bathrooms at a visitor center. the gift shop had a good selection of items to buy. there are picnic tables among the tress and a path to ride around the area.
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Very Helpful Local Info
We were in town with our daughter who was snowboarding, and we were not. So we sought out some advice here. Blake was very helpful and friendly while describing hiking areas nearby, along with...
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This is a great visitors center with all kinds of info and maps of the area. Be sure to stop here first to plan your time well.
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Gift Shop




Takes 1 - 2 hours