Things to Do in Summer

summer in Mammoth Lakes

Summer Activities in Mammoth

The Eastern Sierra and the Inyo National Forest fill Mammoth with a list of summer activities and things to do that is quite comprehensive. Mountain biking, hiking, golf and fishing are some of the most popular activities. There is a reason people come to Mammoth to recreate. It's because there is a love of the great outdoors whether it's in winter or summer.

There are lots of wonderful information on Mammoth activities available including mountain bike trails, the different golf courses in the vicinity, hiking trails and secret fishing spots.

The Welcome Center in Mammoth provides the best information and is at the entrance to town. It is a must stop when you come. From knowing when the trees will be at their peak of color during fall, to the lakes which have fish, the guides and forest service rangers have great info. They are your #1 source for good information. Both the town and the resort create Mammoth events all year long. There is a reason it is called "Mammoth".

Nearby Mammoth is the sister city June Lake. 4 big lakes full of fish and the only real beach that you can lay out on and get a tan in the mountains. In fact, the lake, whose name is truly June Lake has become the hot spot for summer fun. It is warm, there are kayak and boat rentals, water skiing, horse stables and more. Combined, Mammoth and June make up two of the best towns along the Eastern Sierra.

  • Mountain biking starts in early summer once the snow has begun to melt. The Mammoth resort transforms from a ski resort to mountain bike park sometimes with both going on the same time. You can purchase your Mammoth Bike Park Tickets online to receive the best value.

  • Mammoth has 27 holes of golf right inside town, and another 18 just 45 minutes south in Bishop. The Sierra Star golf course is a full course, and we can offer help with tee times and even a game with a pro. Just ask.

  • There isn't enough that can be said about fishing in Mammoth. The lakes are stocked by the WFG and by the TOML so there is always lots of delectable trout to catch. The Welcome Center or the local bait and tackle shops in Mammoth can help you find the best places to put your pole in a hole. Don't forget your fishing license.

  • Every summer there are annual events which make Mammoth even more fun. When you come these weekends, you must plan ahead as the town gets filled just for the events as they are truly one of a kind.

    • Bluesapalooza and Beer Fest
    • Rock and Rye
    • Margarita Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival
    • Motocross
    • 4th of July