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Crowley Lake

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Ranked #25 of 25 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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Santa Fe
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Burbank
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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 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
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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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Orange County, California
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165 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The lake is large and is known for it's trout. Unfortunately, we have never had good luck here but many do. The rent boats and equipment and have a cafe and store. You can also camp here as well.

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