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Kayaking the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Come enjoy the beauty of the Mammoth Lakes Basin with a kayaking trip. The water of Mammoth Lakes Basin is some of the most traveled in California’s Sierra Mountains. There’s so much to explore in the Mammoth Lakes Basin! From the beautiful pine trees and the plentiful camping areas, you’ll enjoy all that nature has to offer while exploring this area. If you’re seeking a nature journey that includes exploring the waters of Mammoth Lakes Basin, then you’re in the right place.

Mammoth Lakes Basin in California

The Waters of Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth Lakes Basin is home to several beautiful lakes that offer an array of exploratory enjoyment. Whether you are seeking to fish or simply glide along the waters while enjoying the majestic natural scenery, Mammoth Lakes Basin offers several waterways to enjoy. If you are staying at one of the Mammoth condos, you’ll enjoy the easy access to several waterways for your kayaking and other water activities.

There are several waterways that are perfect for your upcoming kayaking adventure in Mammoth Lakes Basin. There oare10 lakes in the Basin that include Lake Mary, Lake Horseshoe, Lake George, Lake Mamie, and the Twin Lakes. While paddling and kayaking is allowed at all of the lakes, it should be noted that access to some of the lakes for kayaking may require that you carry your kayak or boat to obtain access to the water, as some of the lakes are not totally vehicle accessible.

Preparing for Your Kayaking Adventure

Kayaking at the Mammoth Lakes Basin is quite the experience. You want to make sure that you are thoroughly prepared to enjoy yourself to the fullest. Be sure that you prepare in advance to choose a convenient location that will allow you to access the water easily. There are several launch sites such as the Tamarack Lodge located near Twin Lakes, as well as Pokonobe Resort and Marina on Lake Mary that offer convenient access to the waters for kayaking.

If you plan on renting a kayak, especially if you are visiting the Basin during the busy summer season, it is best to call ahead to ensure availability of kayaking equipment. Likewise, there is usually limited parking at many of the marinas. Thus, it would be best to take the town trolley to the Lakes Basin for your kayaking adventure.

No matter which season you choose to visit the Mammoth Lakes Basin, it is important to prepare for your time out on the water. Any time of the year, the water is usually pretty cool. It’s best to dress appropriately to prepare for cooler water temperatures, especially since it is likely that you will get wet while kayaking. It is also a good idea to adequately protect your electronics by placing them in waterproof bags to prevent damage.

View from kayaking in Mammoth Lakes Basin

A Must-See Experience

If you’re planning on staying at one of the local Mammoth condo rentals, you’ll get full access to all the lovely sites at the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Kayaking is a unique way to thoroughly explore the Basin beyond conventional trails. Exploring Mammoth Lakes Basin from a kayak allows you to experience the beauty of the coves and the surrounding pines trees reflecting on the water. Imagine kayaking along one of the several waterways of the Basin and enjoying the sight of Mammoth Crest mountain ridge.

The 10,000-foot rock mass known as Crystal Crag is a sight to behold while kayaking through Lake George and Crystal Lake. The unique waterway view provided via kayaking also allows you to get up close and personal with fish, waterfowl, and a variety of other wildlife such as bears. Kayaking at Mammoth Lakes Basin offers you the opportunity to thoroughly experience all that this area has to offer from a unique water-bound perspective.


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