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Crowley Lake

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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Phone Number: 7609209378
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This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime...

This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime fishing.

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Lake Crowley will be at sight from many places if you ride to Mammoth Lakes. The lake is pretty large and in my opinion, as landscape, not so interesting. We may have gone while... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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489 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lake Crowley will be at sight from many places if you ride to Mammoth Lakes. The lake is pretty large and in my opinion, as landscape, not so interesting. We may have gone while the lake was too low, perhaps...

Thank Jac-and-Jek
Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Me and two buddies hired fishing guide Reid Linnastruth (RioGrande007@hotmail.com) for an early morning boat ride/fishing trip on Lake Crowley and we were greatly rewarded. Reid knew just where to go and provided all the gear. In no time, we were surrounded by other expert guides and float tubers keying off Reid's location. By late morning, it was obvious to... More 

Thank SageOne2015
Chico, CA
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We visited the area with kayaks and this was one of our stops. It's pretty barren and muddy/rocky. (Which isn't always so bad, we really like Pyramid And Mono Lakes.) Crowley just doesn't have as much to offer kayakers as those other lakes. Wind comes up in the afternoon and can make paddling a lot less fun. I suspect this... More 

Thank angm11
Costa Mesa, California
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181 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I realize that fishing is the big thing at Crowley but here's something a bit different. The north eastern side of the lake has an abundance of obsidian nodules that, if you're a rockhound, can be found quickly and easily. Saturday afternoon, over the Labor Day weekend, my boys and I detoured here to see what we could find. We... More 

Thank Paul S
Mammoth Lakes, California
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I live in Crowley Lake area. You can fish, kayak, paddle board, water ski on the lake. I travel thru the meadows walking my dog at least 3 times a week, in every season. My dog likes hopping in the streams during hikes. Good area for jogging. Also lots of camp areas for motor homes or tents. Can also rent... More 

Thank Becky M
San Angelo, Texas
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327 reviews
100 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This another one of the beautiful lakes in this area. We were lucky to have the area Jay come so we could get some beautiful bird photography in while enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

Thank Debbie J
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here as we were very tired and needed a break, the sites have everything water/electric/waste/benches and fire pits. Thing is you pay for a package which includes day use, launch use, beach storage and hook up of the lake €40.00. There were no washrooms and the toilets are water free. Very nice if you have a boat or... More 

1 Thank Phillip L
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88 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank mittyskitty
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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 :)

Thank OldeMac
Rapid City, South Dakota
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118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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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 

1 Thank Robtzu

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