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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Boating, Kayaking & Paddle Boarding

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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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Mammoth Kayaks and Paddleboards

June Lake Beach
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-924-3075

Mammoth Kayaks rents kayaks and paddleboards so you can enjoy a day on the water in the Eastern Sierra. Due to water level, Mammoth Kayaks is currently only operating at June Lake Beach, just 20 minutes from the town of Mammoth Lakes. You can rent equipment directly from the beach,… 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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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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Wave Rave Snowboard Shop

3203 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-2471

Since 1989, Wave Rave has been a mecca for snowboarding professionals and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re in the market for a new board, a rental setup, or you just want to know the latest snow conditions in the Eastern Sierra, stop by Wave Rave to get stoked out by riders who… 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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Tamarack Lodge

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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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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Mammoth Lakes Basin

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 and picnicking. Accessibility: Driving tour in summer and fall. 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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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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