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Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-924-5500
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Informative stop

Good information provided by rangers and staff. Good gift shopping as well. Got great hidden gem... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim P
Los Altos, California
Stop on your way into town

Very friendly rangers providing excellent info on what to do in the area. Not a wealth of things... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe A
Los Angeles, California
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The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center specializes in providing general information about the Inyo National Forest and surrounding local areas. Stop in for maps of the area and suggestions on great places to hike, camp and visit. The center provides campfire permits, wooding permits, and backpacking permits for those looking to begin a trip in the Inyo National Forest backcountry. There are also many fantastic interpretive program opportunities available through the center. A great first stop for a trip to Mammoth. If you are looking for souvenirs, there are many fun items for sale in the center including books, maps, hats, bandanas, t-shirts, and lots of other souvenirs. The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is managed through a partnership with the US Forest Service and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-924-5500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good information provided by rangers and staff. Good gift shopping as well. Got great hidden gem suggestions for hikes in the area.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly rangers providing excellent info on what to do in the area. Not a wealth of things to do at this particular visitor's center but highly recommend to get the updated info on the many attractions in the area.

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this Welcome Center was a good move. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The good offered for sale were of good quality and useful. Beautiful building.

Thank LindaWine
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The woman on the phone spoke with me for over 1/2 hour about a variety of topics that interested me: 1) skiing (and parking situation for skiing), 2) food recommendations (things locals like over tourists), 3) grocery store situation (Vons), 4) activities that were recommended...More

Thank BeeChandlerAZ
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice Welcome center. Gift shop is nice, staff is very friendly. They were able to tell us which hiking trails were opened and which were still snow covered. Parking is abundant, well maintained facility

1  Thank Heb2013
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Useful place to start before heading up to Mammoth Lakes. Staff really helpful in the visitor centre with good selection of equipment, brochures and books on sale too.

Thank WillMarks
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Not only are the folks helpful in planning your visit, but the place is so cozy! Nice selection of books, clean restroom, and a movie theater. Definitely stop here first when you visit! If you're making you can also find out where you will find...More

Thank GwendolynAP
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The men in here were extremely friendly and helpful. Lots of books and maps and information that they shared about local things to do when skiing was not happening. I especially enjoyed looking at the pelts on display: beaver, fox, raccoon, coyote and the bear...More

Thank MsFunmeister
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The gal offered local maps and suggestions for several driving tours. We drove south to the Geothermal hot springs but the unpaved road had more snow than we were willing to take a two wheel drive on. However, we did take the 2mile road to...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We like to stop and see what is going on in the area and have used the ranger guided tours for different places around Mammoth during the summer.

Thank Ronald C
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25 May 2016|
Response from LaCostaKeith | Reviewed this property |
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29 July 2015|
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Response from mntgoatpeak |
Yes they have tent sites. Reservations recommended-especially for weekends. PRICES: Dry Camp DAY: $25.00 Plus Tax WEEK: $150.00 Plus Tax Water & Electricity DAY: $30.00 Plus Tax Week: $180.00 Plus Tax Full... More
2 June 2015|
Response from mntgoatpeak |
Check out Rafters Restaurant Thursday Friday Saturday Also some cafes in town like Stellar Brew and East Side Bakery have music sometimes