Twin Lakes - Mammoth Lakes
Photo Credit Gary Hobgood
Twin Lakes Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Kayakers planning to visit Mammoth Lakes need to fit beautiful Twin Lakes into their trip itinerary. Twin Lakes stretches along Twin Lakes Road, just off of Interstate 395, offering stunning views to tantalize paddlers. The north end of Twin Lakes offers a dazzling view of Twin Falls, a lightning bolt-shaped waterfall, cascading out of the middle of snow-capped mountain peaks with towering pines flanking the shoreline’s edge. It is quite an impressive sight to see on a hot summer day.
There is no better place to photograph the majestic waterfall than this special vantage point. Of the four lakes located in the Mammoth Lakes Basin listed on this site, the Twin Lakes were the only ones I saw with the fishermen in fishing inner tubes on the lake. There were quite a number of them too.
Mammoth Lakes are ideal for family camping and for all levels of paddlers if a breathtakingly beautiful surrounding is all you require. So, the next time you consider Mammoth Lakes part of your summer kayak itinerary, plan a couple of days at Twin Lakes. It will quickly become one of your favorite paddling destinations and will provide you with a host of fond memories. Twin Lakes is the only lake which can be accessed by car in summer and winter
Twin Lakes is known for its outstanding trout fishing. Most likely because the lake receives regular plants of trophy-sized alpers trout during the summertime. Twin Lakes offers phenomenal kayak angling opportunities for rainbow, brook and brown trout. There is also an abundance of fly fishing anglers fishing from floating tubes. Department of Fish and Game for rainbow trout in the 9 to 11 inch class.
Open: Twin Lakes are open daily for kayaking and canoeing from Memorial Day weekend to October 31st from sunrise to sunset depending on early or late snowfall. The boat speed limit is 10 m.p.h.
Fees: There is a free day use and launch access for campers.
Lake Facilities: The facilities include fishing, a boat launch, boat rentals and a general store. Showers are available for a fee at Lake Mary Store. Swimming, windsurfing, jet and waterskiing are not permitted on any of the Mammoth Lakes.