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APRIL 2023

Activities near Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

As you travel into the Eastern Sierras, make your first stop at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center. The welcome center is the perfect starting point for your adventures, offering helpful information and resources for your Mammoth Lakes travels. The welcome center is also your gateway to adventures in Inyo National Forest, where you can access hiking, biking, fishing, winter sports, and more! After your exploration, Snowcreek Resort is the perfect place to unwind in the mountains.

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center

Start your trip at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, open daily from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Inside the center, you can purchase books, maps, locally made art, and wilderness permits. You can also explore a small museum with exhibits highlighting the region's history, wildlife, and geology. Finally, the center offers free interpretive walks and talks for the public.

You can access the Shady Rest Path right from the welcome center for both summer and winter recreation! After exploring the center, discover activities available within Inyo National Forest.

Things to Do at Inyo National Forest Mammoth Ranger District Hiking and Bicycling

Inyo National Forest covers an impressive two million acres and is divided into four districts. The Welcome Center puts you in the Mammoth Ranger District, with endless hiking and mountain biking trails to explore. 


The forest is home to over 400 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers abundant with rainbow, brook, brown, and golden trout. Popular fishing spots include Convict Creek, Lake Mary, and Sherwin Lakes.

Nature Viewing

Inyo National Forest offers incredibly diverse ecosystems, from the tallest point in the contiguous United States to the oldest living trees in the world. Marvel at wildlife, plants, and unique scenery at destinations like Hot Creek Geologic Site and the Long Valley Caldera

Winter Sports

This incredible natural area stays open throughout the winter with access to skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. 

Unwind at Our Mammoth Lakes Resort

After exploring the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and the Inyo National Forest, make your way to Snowcreek Resort and enjoy our fantastic amenities. Unwind with a spa treatment at the Double Eagle Spa, explore our 350-acre resort grounds, or get your heart pumping at our Snowcreek Athletic Club. Browse our luxury Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals and start planning your California getaway today!