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

blogs

Where to

float or rent equipment

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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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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Pokonobe Resort and General Store

Lake Mary
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Pokonobe is a private venue located on the shores of Lake Mary. In addition to event space, there is also a full-service marina with boat rentals, as well as a General Store with fishing supplies, snacks, beverages and souvenirs. Pokonobe is open in the summer months only. Learn More

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Caldera Kayaks

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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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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 Kayaks and Paddleboards

June Lake Beach
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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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Play Big Outdoors

501 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Play Big Outdoors offers premium outdoor recreational equipment rentals so you can experience the trails, roads and water in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra. We’re based in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and we offer an add-on delivery and pickup service for most of our rentals so you can fully enjoy… Learn More

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Mammoth Lakes Trail System

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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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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…. 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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