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: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The award-winning Welcome Center is the first step to 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. Access to trails for cross-country skiing in winter and biking in summer is just outside the front door!

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 219 reviews

Very accommodating
We were in Mammoth Lakes from 10/9 - 10-/15. Rather than try to review every place we visited, I will give a general review of the whole area. The staff at the welcome center were very helpful and...
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Worth a stop to get the best information about the area
We had done some research and had ideas of what we wanted to do while visiting the area, but stopped here on our first day to get information from the rangers. They helped us identify the best places...
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Lots of great info.
Staff is helpful with planning activities and hikes. Great souvenirs and wonderful books/ maps. Great resource for information
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Takes 1 - 2 hours