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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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+1 760-920-9378

This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime...

This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime fishing.

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Kids love kayaking here!

Our family rented 5 kayaks and loved the experience. Beautiful scenery and weather was nice when we were there. The wind started picking up in the afternoon. The only thing I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
Union City, California
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Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Always a fun day. I recommend using Doug Rodricks at Sierra Drifters Guide Service. He's very knowledgeable and helpful. His gear is top notch and he's patient and helpful if you're a beginner. I can't say enough about his guiding services. We ALWAYS use Doug!

Thank Laura H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went fly fishing on the lake over Labor Day weekend & had an excellent time. We went out with a guide we arranged thru the Crowley Lake store. He supplied everything. All we had to do was show up with our Calif. fishing license. We anchored in 10ft. of water at the north arm of Crowley, and we didn't move... More 

Thank 803bruces
Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ten of us including the kids attended the 4th of July fireworks show at Lake Crowley. The show was excellent. We all had a good time. Getting into the landing by vehicle was pretty quick. Getting out to go home requires a little patience.

Thank Kelly M
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was very interested in the Crowley Lake Columns and found its takes some effort to get to them. My approach was to rent a powered boat (half day about $60+) and drive across the lake. It was easy to rent, quick trip across the lake, and a fun experience. Upon landing on the beach you can hike to a... More 

2 Thank Dave S
Union City, California
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Our family rented 5 kayaks and loved the experience. Beautiful scenery and weather was nice when we were there. The wind started picking up in the afternoon. The only thing I did not like were the pesky flies/bugs on the beach. There were a lot of them!

1 Thank cptb2011
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is my "go to" lake for catching large trout in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. The average trout (rainbow, brown & cut throat) ranges from 2-5 pounds. You can fish from shore but catching is variable depending on the location and weather conditions. You can float tube early morning, although the winds typically pick-up around noon and you can easily... More 

1 Thank Kent S
Indio, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I phoned to make a reservation and the gentleman was very pleasant and tried working with our rig set up. But he asked about pets, that when it took a turn for the worst. I have a 10 yr old female shih-tzu with No eyes and a 1 year old rescue pitmix. I explained that our dog has been through... More 

1 Thank shelleywyman66
Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Lake Crowley will be at sight from many places if you ride to Mammoth Lakes. The lake is pretty large and in my opinion, as landscape, not so interesting. We may have gone while the lake was too low, perhaps...

Thank Jac-and-Jek
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Me and two buddies hired fishing guide Reid Linnastruth (RioGrande007@hotmail.com) for an early morning boat ride/fishing trip on Lake Crowley and we were greatly rewarded. Reid knew just where to go and provided all the gear. In no time, we were surrounded by other expert guides and float tubers keying off Reid's location. By late morning, it was obvious to... More 

1 Thank SageOne2015
Chico, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited the area with kayaks and this was one of our stops. It's pretty barren and muddy/rocky. (Which isn't always so bad, we really like Pyramid And Mono Lakes.) Crowley just doesn't have as much to offer kayakers as those other lakes. Wind comes up in the afternoon and can make paddling a lot less fun. I suspect this... More 

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