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Summer in Mammoth Lakes, California

Have you ever wondered what happens in your favorite ski town in the summer months? In the case of Mammoth Lakes, the answer is a lot!

This summer, beat the heat and retreat to the Eastern Sierras where you and your family can experience a new side of this favorite California destination. Take out a boat on one of the many lakes (we're under the spell of enchanting Mono Lake) or hike the many trails on Mammoth Mountain. Be sure to visit nearby Yosemite National Park when you're in town, too!

What’s going on this summer

Bluesapalooza | August 4-7
The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is one of Mammoth Lake’s most exciting events of the summer. With a lineup of Blues, R&B, Soul, and Rock artists from all over the world, including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, and many more up-and-coming artists, this event is sure to get you on your feet. When you’re not dancing the night away, cool down with the festival’s featured craft breweries each day during the festival.
Learn more about the event here and ask our Xplore Team to get you tickets during your stay—we’ll take care of all the details.

Wet a Line in the Mammoth Lakes Basin
Have you heard? The Town of Mammoth is stocking over a ton of fish—more than $100,000 worth—making it the most stocked town in all of California. With that many fish, you can’t beat those odds! Bring your rods to the Mammoth Lakes Basin where you can hook a Rainbow, Brook, or Brown trout—or even a trophy-sized Alpers trout, which would make for a delicious dinner. All lakes at the basin (Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, and Lake Mamie) offer boat rentals.

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial
Wish the National Park Service a very happy 100th birthday this year by visiting Yosemite National Park and teaching the kids about preservation and the beauty of the natural world. Best known for its incredible waterfalls and towering sequoias, Yosemite is one of Mammoth Lakes’ most exciting neighbors and offers endless activity. Take a ranger-led tour through the park and learn about its history and geography, or go on a hike through Yosemite Valley.
Free entrance days to the park are August 25-28, and the fourth graders in your group can enjoy free entry throughout all of 2016.