Lundy Lake lies nestled between two
jagged mountains in a deep canyon a short distance
north of June Lake in the Toiyabe National Forest,
fourteen miles west off of Interstate 395 on Lundy
Lake Road. Massive mountain peaks and a dense forest
reflect a tapestry of color onto the still water of
this pristine alpine lake.
The moment I saw Lundy
Lake, I knew I had found a paddler’s paradise. If
you are in search of a small secluded lake
encompassed by inspiring scenery on all sides, where
chances are you will have the entire lake to
yourself, then this is the perfect lake for you. It
is an short, easy paddle, but well worthwhile for
all levels of paddlers. Lundy Lake is located in a
remote region, so I would recommend paddling this
lake with a friend. And don’t forget to bring your
There are an abundance of scenic trails in the
area. If you hike along the north shore of
Lundy Lake, you'll reach the Lundy Lake Resort and
boat launch. The road from here on is dirt, and gets
pretty narrow in places, but its fine for two wheel
drive vehicles. Once you get past the private
campsites there's an Inyo Nat Forest sign and a no
The road ends in a one-way loop around an
outhouse at the Lundy Canyon Trailhead, where there
are a few small campsites with picnic tables tucked
into the trees with plenty of parking. There's no
visibility of the lake due to the trees and brush.
The kayak angling opportunities at
Lundy Lake are very rewarding. The species of fish
taken here consists of rainbow, brown, and brook
trout. The lake is stocked yearly with 30,000
catchable rainbows, and 3,600 subcatchable brown
trout by the Department of Fish and Game.
Open: Lundy Lake is open daily for boating the
last weekend in April to October 31st from sunrise
to sunset. The boat speed limit is 10 m.p.h.
Fees: There isn’t any day use or launch fee.
However, there is a fee for camping.
Lake Facilities: The facilities include fishing,
canoe and kayak rentals, a hand launch access,
hiking and a general store. Jet and waterskiing are
not permitted. The lake is too narrow and small to
windsurf or sail. There is a store located at the
lake providing bait, tackle, groceries, and