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Convict Lake

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Some of the oldest exposed rock in the entire Sierra Nevada range can be found right here at Convict Lake. Look for the burgundy buckle that twists its energy across the gray granite on the opposite side of the lake. Hike over to it! Fishing, kayaking, picnicking & a good place to start off into the High Sierra back country. In the early days this was known as Monte Diablo Lake, before the bad guys had their shootout with the law.
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elevation: 7850' population: 20 zip code: 93546


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Mono County
SE of Mammoth
off Hwy 395



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • equestrian trails
  • boating
  • fishing
  • horseback rentals
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Inyo National Forest
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Crowley Lake
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness
  • Devil's Postpile National Monument
  • Convict Creek
  • convict lake campgrounds

    Convict Lake Campground
    Sherwin Creek Campground
    McGee Creek Campground
    New Shady Rest Camp Mammoth
    Coldwater Campground Mammoth
    Obsidian Flat Camping Mammoth
    Agnew Horse Camp Mammoth

    tent camping

    Convict Lake Wit-Sa-Nap: This little lake was named after some escapees from a nearby Nevada prison, who took on the law in a shootout during the late 1800's. Mount Morrison, the 12,000' peak overlooking the lake, was re-named in honor of the Sheriff killed in the gruesome battle. Only a few miles off Highway 395, the ancient granite rock towers above. Backpackers & fishermen will love the immediate access to the John Muir Wilderness areas with all the alpine lakes that dot this majestic mountain range. The one & only resort offers cabins & general store, as well as horse & boat rentals

    nearby towns:
    Mammoth Lakes
    Crowley Lake
    Tom's Place
    Round Valley (Inyo)
    June Lake
    local links:

    Convict Lake Resort

    Laurel Lakes & Lake Genevieve Hike
    Eastern Sierra Transit
    Eastern Sierra Avalanche
    Mammoth High Country Map
    Historical Marker Convict Lake
    Mammoth Yosemite Airport
    Yosemite Area Transportation
    Mono County Tourism
    Fishing Reports
    Fish Planting DFG

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