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Crowley Lake

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Ranked #23 of 26 attractions in Mammoth Lakes
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime fishing.
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There must be a secret to fishing this lake as we didnt know you had to pay to park $9, both areas we drove down were too shallow to shore fish and the bugs were outrageous, and a lot of the places we tried to fish had too many weeds. Was not worth the 40 mile drive from our campsite.

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Easy drive (paved roads) and a minor detour from the main highway. Beautiful man-made lake full of clear Sierra Nevada mountain run-off and plenty of fish. The lake serves LA, but don't let that ruin your enjoyment :)

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

For years and years, visited the Mammoth area but never fished Crowley, well, a couple times and once with a guide, but we like to float tube fly fish, so we stuck to all the smaller lakes in the area. This year we found out "how" to fish Crowley and where to go, and now we have been going every... More

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Santa Fe
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My fiends and I dropped by one day recently after a nice day fishing at Convict Lake. We were discouraged from coming by two rangers? Employees? We weren't sure but they didn't willingly give us any information that was helpful about current fishing conditions. It was, admittedly, the end of the season but having fished there many times, we knew... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's not one of those beautiful viewable lakes that you can gaze at for hours. It definitely is a fishing lake though. A place where you go and sit out there for hours.

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Carson City, Nevada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Although this is an open high desert lake, it has a few kayaking amenities. There is a huge arm near the dam that has several sand beach landings, places to hike and calm water. We saw several species of wildlife including one we'd never seen in the wild (we're retired professional biologists). Watch the wind religiously - it can get... More

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Corona, California, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

It is a nice big lake. You can watch it from the car. There is a turnout point where you can read info about it, and it has a marina for boats. I did not like it because it did not have shade at all, nor trees or vegetation around it, and we did not have a boat, so we... More

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Paso Robles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I love the Sierras! I cant describe the beauty or the landscape. This is our planet in the raw.

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Carlsbad, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Big lake, have gone fishing there a couple of times, but have never caught anything. I like other lakes better. Convict Lake has one of the most awesome views ever! The fishing is great and it is never too growded.

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Cypress, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I have been coming to Crowley for several years and some years are better than others. This year, I am on my second trip in two months and have not been disappointed. McGee, Hank's Point, Whiskey Creek, and Hilton have been good this year. To get the most out of the day, go early - they open at 6:00 a.m.... More

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