Things to see and do in and around June Lake.

Places to Visit

The June Lake Loop's central location allows for easy access to almost all of the Eastern Sierra's great attractions.

Bodie State Park
This ghost town, kept in "arrested decay" by the California State Park System, is located 21 miles from Bridgeport (7 miles south on Highway 395, turn left, 10 miles on paved road, then 3 miles on dirt road). An entry fee is charged for each vehicle. The park is open all year, but the road is usually closed from October to May. Tours of the Standard Mill are available. The museum is open during the summer months. In the late 1870s and early 1880s Bodie had a population of about 10,000.

The Mono Lake Tufa Reserve is an awe-inspiring natural oddity that will amaze you. Tioga Pass, Tuolomne Meadows, Yosemite, and Devil's Postpile National Monument are just a few of the many other nearby sites.

New England doesn't have a patent on fall colors. California's Eastern Sierra colors are among the finest anywhere, and the June Lake Loop boasts some of the most spectacular displays. Come take a ride around the June Lake Loop and see the High Sierra up close!


Recreational Activities

Winter Activities

Skiing & Boarding
June Mountain provides 2,500 vertical feet of downhill skiing excitement. And though it's owned and operated by the same folks who run Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain has long enjoyed the reputation of being a fine family ski resort, offering friendly service and a variety of snow activities.

The mountain offers lessons in Nordic (cross-country) skiing, but you may just want to take off by yourself and enjoy the miles of groomed cross-country trails around June Lake.

For ski mountaineering enthusiasts, this area is highly recommended by those who have skied or snowboarded the vast and wild slopes which surround the Bridgeport Valley. Carson Peak's (10,909 ft.) North Face is a Class 4+ and Mt. Wood's (12,657 ft.) East Face is a Class 2.

Snowmobiling
Snowmobilers know that the Loop offers a huge selection of rideable terrain. Many large snowmobiling events take place every February at June Lake.

Indeed, the winters here are kept warm with family fun and outdoor adventure.

Summer Activities

Summer, on the other hand, brings the ultimate in outdoor recreation to the Loop. Mountain bikers will find plenty of trails. The warm Sierra sunshine may coax you into taking a dip at June or Grant Lakes. Grant offers the perfect spot for powerboating and waterskiing, not to mention sailing and boardsailing.

You'll probably be inspired to take one of the many hiking trails nearby to explore (in color) the stark grandeur of the Ansel Adams wilderness.

Fishing
Fishing is a major activity in the June Lake area. Jumbo trout are regularly caught throughout the loop. The June Lake Loop area is almost always one of the first "high" country areas to clear of ice and snow. By the April opener, June is almost certainly clear. An average fishing/fly-fishing day should award you rainbow and cutthroat trout from one-half pound to five pounds or more. Our fishing report provides information on June Lake area fishing conditions, during fishing season.

Besides the Loop's four lakes, there are several fishable streams (Rush Creek, Reverse Creek, Alger Creek) in the area, as well as some nice campgrounds, restaurants, and supply outlets within walking distance. Not necessarily a total wilderness experience, but it's a rustic area with some of the best fishing around.

Rush Creek: Regularly planted. From Grant Lake Dam to Mono Lake it is an artificial lure, barbless hook, don't keep 'em area.

Reverse Creek: Between Silver Lake and Gull Lake. Regularly planted, and easily accessible.

June Lake Area Fish Report

Camping
Summer is a time for great camping. June Lake's campgrounds are close enough to a town full of amenities, but simultaneously tucked away in various secluded spots.

For detailed information regarding June Lake Loop campgrounds, visit the Inyo National Forest Campground Information page.

Climbing
There is no shortage of climbing opportunities in the June Lake Loop area. From roadside bouldering problems to ultra serious mixed alpine routes, this area has it all. Danger is ever present here, however, due to the extremely steep nature of the region.

A few selected peaks and routes:

Carson Peak (10,909 ft.)
North Face - Class 4 +

Banner Peak (12,945 ft.)
East Face - Grade 3, Class 5.6

Mt. Ritter (12,242 ft.)
North Face (Muir's Route) - Class 3

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