Mammoth Lakes Insider’s Blog

Welcome to the Mammoth Lakes Insider Blog, where you’ll find real locals writing about their adventures in the mountains and offering you trip ideas and tips to make your next trip to Mammoth lakes awesome. You’ll find everything from outdoor adventures, local history, food and dining culture and even theater reviews.

Dine-In or Takeout with These $11.53 Summit Specials

Sep 26, 2020 / Molly Horner

In honor of California's highest lift-served peak – Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet – restaurants around town are offering dining and takeout specials for only $11.53 through October. MORE

Partial Re-Opening of the Inyo National Forest

Sep 07, 2020 / Molly Horner

As of October 3, the Inyo National Forest is partially re-open for recreation. Some areas remain closed based on proximity to active fires.  While Mammoth Lakes is not directly impacted by fires, smoke and the potential for fire danger are affecting travel to the area. Always check air quality readings and Mammoth Mountain’s webcams before you go outside as conditions... MORE

7 Picnic Spots Perfect for Takeout Meals in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 22, 2020 / Meghan Miranda

When the weather is warm enough (or if you’re willing to bundle up on a chilly night) an outdoor picnic is the perfect way to connect and enjoy a meal and maybe even a stellar sunset with family and friends after a day out adventuring. Grab takeout from your favorite local... MORE

The No. 1 Tip For Wildlife Viewing in Mammoth Lakes

Jul 21, 2020 / Dakota Snider

Have you ever sat back and watched a mule deer graze on grass? What about a black bear tearing apart a log to look for insects? There are hundreds of different types of wild animals in the Eastern Sierra. And summertime—when many species are the most active—is one of the... MORE

How to Give Back to Mammoth Lakes Through Volunteer Work

Jul 17, 2020 / Visit Mammoth

Getting out on the trail or on the water is made infinitely better when the areas you’re recreating in are clean and maintained for others to enjoy. Of course, you can do your part on your own to make sure you are enjoying the trails and the lakes sustainably. But... MORE

6 Organizations Caring for the Sierra (& How to Donate)

Jul 17, 2020 / Visit Mammoth

Help care for Mammoth Lakes by supporting these organizations with whatever you are able to give.  MORE

How to Leave No Trace When Recreating Near Water

Jun 27, 2020 / Molly Horner

Mammoth Lakes is home to many beautiful streams, rivers and lakes – it’s in the name! Not only are they easy on the eyes, they offer many recreational opportunities, from fishing and boating to swimming and even just relaxing at the beach. Keeping our water unpolluted is particularly important around... MORE

6 Ways to Camp Responsibly in Mammoth Lakes

Jun 26, 2020 / Meghan Miranda

Learn more about how to be a responsible camper when you visit Mammoth Lakes. MORE