The “Lakes Basin,” as it is commonly referred to, is only a few miles from the town of Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Lakes sits on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range and is best known as a top notch down-hill ski destination. It is especially popular with skiers from the Los Angeles area.
The Mammoth Lakes Basin is mostly a summer destination, being a popular spot for hiking, biking, rock-climbing, camping and fishing. There are more than a dozen lakes set in this beautiful environment of mountains and forests.
We visited the area several times when we lived in California and our kids were young. Always had a pleasant half week stay when we came.