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Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

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Address: 2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 17609245500
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The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center specializes in providing general...

The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center specializes in providing general information about the Inyo National Forest and surrounding local areas. Stop in for maps of the area and suggestions on great places to hike, camp and visit. The center provides campfire permits, wooding permits, and backpacking permits for those looking to begin a trip in the Inyo National Forest backcountry. There are also many fantastic interpretive program opportunities available through the center. A great first stop for a trip to Mammoth. If you are looking for souvenirs, there are many fun items for sale in the center including books, maps, hats, bandanas, t-shirts, and lots of other souvenirs. The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is managed through a partnership with the US Forest Service and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association.

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great info and nice walk on the snow

Your regular welcome center with great attention and info, great staff, plus the small snow tour on the premises it's really worthwhile

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
gustavo f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Your regular welcome center with great attention and info, great staff, plus the small snow tour on the premises it's really worthwhile

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Altadena, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've never seen so many maps and hiking books! Souvenirs, poop shovels, and books! What more could one heading off for adventures need?

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is the only place to go for information about anything regarding the local area. I live in town but frequently stop by with my young son to check out the merchandise or talk to the staff. It is an official California Welcome Center and I enjoy seeing all the tourists from near and far. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here to get a Visitor's Pass for the National Parks, and found a very well supplied history and resource area within. The Welcome Center has been combined with the USFS office, making it very convenient. A lot of good history information on the areas of the Eastern Sierras can be found here too. The post card assortment is one... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stop for first time visitors to see the things that are offered in and around mammoth lakes. Maps, books and gifts are available to purchase. There are also free flyers and magazines that help in understanding the area.

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Union City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get a lot of information and tips as to what to do in Mammoth Lakes. They also provide current status of roads if there was an issue, There is also a souvenir shop in the center.

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Baker, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Welcome Center gave us some additional maps and guide books to finalize the details of our week in the Mammoth Lakes region. Their gift shop has a good stock of reference material.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mammoth Lake welcome center has everything you will need to know about Mammoth lake and the attractions nearby...a most stop at the beginning of your adventure.

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Margate City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They had a great selection of books and maps to look through. The staff were all very friendly and helpful with any questions asked.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get some useful info on the area but it is primarily a shop and a place for permits but still worthwhile

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