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CONVICT LAKE, History and Tour

Convict Lake in Autumn This day tour is about a 15 -minute drive away, one way, from Mammoth Lakes. Head out of town on Main Street (HWY 203), turn onto the freeway and then south on U.S. 395 about 8 miles to the Convict Lake turnoff. Turn right and follow the road up to Convict Lake Resort and the Pack Station. 1/4 mile past the resort and restaurant, which has very good food, you will come upon Convict Lake, set amidst an ancient, glacial basin surrounded by rugged, 13,000-ft. peaks. Boats and fishing are allowed on the lake.

Convict Lake is a small, deep lake surrounded by majestic mountains on 3 sides. A popular spot for catching the big one! Shade picnic areas, a general store and a great restaurant make for a nice day trip. The lake was originally called Mount Diable Lake, but when 29 fugitives escaped Caron City Penitentary, and 18 were finally captured in Inyo and Mono Counties, the lake was renamed Convict Lake, and the nearby mountain renamed after the Sheriff Robert Morrison, to Morrison Mountain. The history of Convict Lake is truly fasceinating, besided being a great place to fish. Convict Lake Road is directly across from the airport.


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3241 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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The Troutfitter
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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Kevin Peterson's Fly Fishing Adventures
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Performance Guide Service
26 Old Mammoth Road
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Reel Mammoth Adventures
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Kittredge Sports
3218 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Convict Lake Resort
2000 Convict Lake Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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