Mammoth Lakes Tourism

Nature has been bountiful in the creation of the picturesque village of Mammoth Lakes in California, USA. Situated close to the Yosemite National Park, the village is a major skiing destination in the western country. Winter is celebrated here with a lot of fun here despite the snows and cold temperatures. Mammoth Mountain, located close to the village, plays host to skiiers all year long. Summers in Mammoth Lakes are perfect for outdoor activities like boating, swimming or hiking. The tiny village also hosts various parades and concerts throughout the year, thus not allowing visitors to be bored for even a second. It also holds its own film festival in the warm season. There are numerous lakes surrounding Mammoth Lakes that can be accessed as hiking destinations or simple sightseeing options. Recreation options are available for all members of your family. The village mascot, Woolly, is known to be a gracious host and is a huge favourite among kids for his various activities and play areas. With the onset of the warm weather, you might get lucky and get the chance to have a dip in the natural hot water springs located close to the village. This season also sees the appearance of wildflowers on the hiking tracks so tourists generally take to the numerous tracks situated close to town in spring. Autumn in Mammoth Lakes is a beautiful sight; the foliage turns a gorgeous amber colour and inspires more hiking trips. The days here are bustling with activities but the nights are relatively calm and peaceful. No matter what time of the year you choose to visit, Mammoth Lakes does not disappoint. If you are a major nature lover and wish to escape the busy life of the city, or simply want to experience the wilderness for a couple of days, head to Mammoth Lakes nestled at the foot of the Mammoth Mountain.


Essential travel information and Mammoth Lakes tips for your visit

General Info:

  • Time Zone: UTC -08.00
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity: 110 volts and 60 cycles
  • Internet: Some public spots along with hotels and rented rooms in Mammoth Lakes offer free Wi-Fi.
  • Languages: English


  • Emergency Contact – 911
  • Town of Mammoth Lakes Public Information Line – 760 965 3612
  • Mammoth Hospital – 760 934 3311
  • My Mammoth Shuttle – 760 709 6459
  • Eastern Sierra Transit Authority – 760 924 3184


  • 15% of the food bill
  • Baggage handlers, attendants, valets, hotel doorman, taxi drivers.

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  • Questions I have are: a) what airline flies to Mammoth Lake from Vancouver, Canada. How can i get local transport or shuttle to take me from the airport to my lodge in Yosemite. Can I buy a one way bus ride back to SFO? Thanks.

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    • The answers are - 1. The airlines like Horizon Air, Compass Airlines, and Air Canada Express operate regularly here. 2. The bus services to take you to Yosemite are plenty. You can check with service providers like Eastern Sierra Transit Authority. Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System. 3. I am not sure if you can buy a one-way ticket. You will have to talk to the service provider about it.

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    • Hi Yen, to answer your questions - 

      A) The airport in operation at Mammoth Lakes is the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. Since this is a town-owned public airport, there are no international flights you could directly take from VA. However, it would be a great idea to fly into one of the bigger cities near Mammoth Lakes like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. 

      B) There is a good way to get around the region using the Mammoth Transit System. To know more, you may contact the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) at (760) 924-3184. 

      C) ESTA will be your best bet on knowing about the one-way ticket back to SFO, in my opinion.

      Hope this helps. :)

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