Family canoeing at Lake Mamie in the Mammoth Lakes Basin in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Boating, Kayaking & Paddle Boarding

Whether you’re paddling a kayak or stand-up paddle board, or motoring a pontoon boat or small fishing boat, getting out on the water offers a unique perspective and is an excellent way to observe waterfowl, fish, and other wildlife. The scenery is incomparable, with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and distinctive geological features. Delight in the sight of Carson Peak from June Lake, or Mammoth Mountain from Lake Mary. See how many of the 300 species of birds who frequent Mono Lake you can spot. Many visitors have even been thrilled to spot eagles and black bears during their boating adventures.

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163 Twin Lakes Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
800-626-6684

In the summer, rent a mountain bike and hit the trails on two wheels. Ride a full loop, or get free transportation back to Tamarack Lodge on the Town Trolley. 

Boat rentals-- including kayaks, canoes, and row boats-- are also available during the summer months for a day of fishing or a ...Learn More

1 Visitor Center Drive
Highway 395
Lee Vining, CA 93541
760-647-3044

This saltwater lake is best known for its tufa towers which were formed with the interaction of the salt and the freshwater springs bubbling up from the bottom of the lake. The center has interactive displays that teach about many aspects of the Mono Basin's geology, ecology, and human history....Learn More

Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-5353

Whether you are looking to take in the luscious scenery of Lake Mary on a leisurely ride, get some exercise and take in the mountain air, or if you plan to fish, we have plenty of different boats. We offer a large selection of watercrafts that range from luxury pontoons to canoes. 

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3218 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-7566

Kittredge Sports has all your year-round outdoor needs! We have summer backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, fishing gear and camping gear rentals and sales. For winter activities, we offer ski & snowboard rentals and sales and a repair shop. We sell top-of-the-line clothing and accessories....Learn More

58 Commerce Drive
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-0347

Are you looking for the ultimate rental adventure for yourself, friends or family? Sierra Engines–the first name in outdoor adventures–offers ATV, side by side, dirt bike, kayak and snowmobile rentals and service. Maps, helmets and trailers (off-road vehicles) included with every rental. Guided...Learn More

Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
888-466-2666

Glacier-carved lakes form the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, Lake George and Horseshoe Lake are nestled below jagged peaks and pine forests. Easily accessible by public transportation, the basin provides hiking, biking, boating and picnicking. Accessibility: Driving to...Learn More

800 Lake George Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-2261

At 9,200 feet, Woods Lodge is nestled on spectacular Lake George in a setting of unequaled alpine beauty in California's High Sierras. Just a short distance from the town of Mammoth Lakes, we rent motorboats and rowboats during the summer months. Come and spend a day on the water! First come, ...Learn More

3043 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-2400

Footloose Sports is the premiere ski and bike shop and one of the most respected service-oriented sports shops in Mammoth. We offer Superfeet custom orthotics along with the latest brands in ski and snowboard gear, Mammoth logo wear, apres ski wear, shoes for hiking and running, bumper stickers...Learn More

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