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“Great fishing lake but terrible hospitality.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Crowley Lake

Crowley Lake
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: This man-made lake is well-stocked with several types of trout for prime fishing.
Santa Fe
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“Great fishing lake but terrible hospitality.”
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 there was still some trout fishing, mostly flyfishing, and fishing for the delicious Sacramento Perch. When we asked if we could drive down to the dock area, they said no one was manning it and couldn't say whether it would be open tomorrow or not. Who were these rude people at the gate?

Visited September 2013
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Burbank
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Nice lake but better for fishing”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Carson City, Nevada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“The Backdrop is Spectacular”
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 rough quickly and if you're in a sit on top, you can be in trouble quickly.

Visited August 2013
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Corona, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Big lake, scenic view.”
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 just "kept moving." Bit there are other beautiful lakes with fish and beautiful scenery, I would not stop at this one.

Visited July 2012
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Paso Robles, California
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Just beautifull!”
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.

Visited March 2011
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