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.

Keep scrolling for more ways to play in the water in Mammoth Lakes.

Boating, Kayaking & Paddle Boarding

Videos

Mammoth Lakes | No Small Adventure
The Ultimate Guide to the Mammoth Lakes Basin
Learning about Mono Lake with local naturalist Erik Lyon
Stand Up Paddle Boarding at 9000′ | Mammoth Lakes, CA
360° Summer Adventures in Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes | No Small Adventure
The Ultimate Guide to the Mammoth Lakes Basin
Learning about Mono Lake with local naturalist Erik Lyon
Stand Up Paddle Boarding at 9000′ | Mammoth Lakes, CA
360° Summer Adventures in Mammoth Lakes

Boating, Kayaking & Paddle Boarding

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Where to

float or rent equipment

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES)

1 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-0791

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities by offering year-round outdoor activities, creating inspiring challenges, providing expert instruction and adaptive equipment and rallying the community to accommodate people with disabilities. We have adaptive equipment to fulfill everyone’s winter… Learn More

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Kittredge Sports

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

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Twin Lakes General Store

518 Twin Lakes Loop Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-7295

Twin Lakes General Store invites you to visit and use our facilities. We have the best showers on the mountain for only $6 per person. There’s no time limit and we offer a very clean environment. We also have rental rowboats, canoes and kayaks for $20 an hour. We sell… Learn More

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Mammoth Lakes Trail System

Mammothtrails.org is the all-season reference for information about the trails of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. Operated in conjunction with the National Forest Service and the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website provides visitors with accurate location, terrain, and difficulty information for over 100 individual trails… Learn More

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Tamarack Lodge and Resort

163 Twin Lakes Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-626-6684

Perched on the shore of Twin Lakes and steeped in rustic charm, historic Tamarack Lodge is Mammoth’s most secluded resort. Enjoy the outdoor adventures just beyond your doorstep, dine at Mammoth’s most refined restaurant, and take a rejuvenating break from the modern world in pure comfort. Amenities include Wi-Fi, Tamarack… Learn More

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Woods Lodge

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 Mammoth Lakes, all of the rustic cabins have full kitchens and fireplaces. Many have spectacular views. Pets are accepted in some units with an additional pet fee…. Learn More

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Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area and Visitors Center

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. The… Learn More

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Sierra Engines

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 and unguided adventures.  Learn More

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Crystal Crag Boat Rentals

40 Around Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-2436

Come and enjoy our breathtaking beauty, crystal clear air and water and amazing scenery. We have eight motorboats and one pontoon boat available for half- or full-day rentals on Lake Mary. You do not need to be a lodge guest to rent from us. Give us a call or stop by… Learn More

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Caldera Kayaks

760-934-1691

Some of the Eastern Sierra’s most dramatic scenery can best be viewed from the water! Explore vast and ancient tufa formations at Mono Lake and kayak to Rush Creek on a guided natural history tour, or rent a kayak and head out on your own. Paddle the Long Valley Caldera… Learn More

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