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Address: Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Activities: Fishing
Description: Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.

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A Wonderful Restaurant in the Wilderness

Convict Lake Restaurant (and resort) is located just south of Mammoth Lakes, CA off Route 395. The restaurant is located almost on the shores of Convict Lake, a fishing lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Lois C
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North Tustin, CA
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North Tustin, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Convict Lake Restaurant (and resort) is located just south of Mammoth Lakes, CA off Route 395. The restaurant is located almost on the shores of Convict Lake, a fishing lake favorite in the area, and also offers accommodations in rustic cabins in the hills. The food at the restaurant is absolutely first class - truly a gourmet's delight. It is... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lake is much smaller than we expected. Easy 3 mile hike around the entire lake in less than 1 hour. Restaurant next to lake but we didn't eat there.

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SoCal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When you want a beautiful romantic or peaceful dinner that satisfies the gourmet in you, this is your place. The entrance to Convict lake is off 395 across from Mammoth Airport. I had an amazing Risotto plus the sauteed mushroom!! Great place for that special dinner or anythime you want a high-end meal!!

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La Habra, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There's nothing not to like for me. Love everything about this place...mostly the serentity and beauty.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We love driving along highway 395, there was so many pristine lakes immersed between the mountains and pine trees. So majestic and beautiful.

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Duluth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed at the resort and were fortunate to receive a fresh 7" of snow making the whole area a winter wonderland! A great spot for photography as well. A must visit location, just a few miles from 395.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent Presidents' weekend up in Mammoth, as I have tried to do annually. The season has been pretty weak snow-wise, which made for kind of weird planning as far as what to do up there, especially since I am not a skier. Normally, the snow is so high I don't have to come up with an excuse to stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Likes all around. 2.1 mile hike takes you all the way around the lake. Nothing too hard, good for the whole family. Beautiful views of mountain reflections on the lake in the evening.

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Geyserville, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

a gorgeous lake surrounded by beautiful mountains, cabins, rv sites, pontoon rentals, a store and restaurant... Sounds like a great place for a family trip or reunion. just a few miles off 395 and close to Bishop. I want to go back in the fall to see the Aspens!

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Bonita, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The setting is indescribable because of the breathtaking beauty. It's a lake nestle between these two red and white granite monoliths. The background looks like it's been painted, it's so beautiful. Good fishing with boat rentals available. I've seen a bald eagle glidiing above the lake fishing. Cabin rental and camping. Summer holiday activities. Great gourmet restaurant nestled among the... More 

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