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“Beautiful Place to Visit -Autumn Colors, Fishing”
Review of June Lake Loop

June Lake Loop
Ranked #1,116 of 9,087 things to do in California
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Owner description: Scenic, winding road running through mountains and around three lakes. A popular fishing area.
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a beautiful area in the Eastern Sierras. There are four gorgeous lakes...

June Lake - there is a swimming beach in the summer, cool mountain water. In this area there is also volleyball courts. We have also fished there. There are boat rentals as well.

June Lake Town - this is a small town with some mountain stores like fishing and hunting gear, groceries, etc. Tiger Bar is a favorite for locals in town.

Gull Lake - We have enjoyed paddle boats here as well as boating. We have fished from the shore. There is a fun playground here for the children. There is also a tennis court. Great area for picnics.

June Mountain - Ski area - good place to go when the area has snow.

Silver Lake - Silver Lake is another lake in the area. This one is good for boating as well as fishing. There is also hiking trails that will take you to Gem Lake and other mountain lakes and country side. Silver Lake has a store and cabin rental. In the summer, there is also horse rental and pack mules for rent (i.e.. to take your backpacking gear in the back country).

Rush Creek - We've been in fishing boots so many times to enjoy catching trout for dinner.

Grant Lake is more of a desert looking lake - you can often see deer in the meadows. It is both a boating and fishing lake and in the summer some water skiing as well.

In the winter, the area is good for mountain sports.....

Just east of Grant Lake is a nice hike to Parker Lake,

Its an enjoyable place - which many miss to see.
We have enjoyed it for years......There is lodging and other restaurants on the loop.
There is also a lot of camping possibilities throughout the loop area,)

Thank mini
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at Gull Lake Lodge in June Lake, where we had a 4-room 'apartment.' And our dog was free! Their position is the a dog is part of the family. The first day it snowed a light fluffy type of snow all day. We were still able to enjoy the loop and get some beautiful pictures. The second day was terrific. They sun shone brightly all day and snow was on the ground in the trees and bushes most of the places. We took some beautiful pictures at June Lake and at Silver Lake, which were our two favorites in the loop area. June Lake is not very far from Mammoth Lakes and Convict Lake, which we also enjoyed. It was a fantastic 4-day, 3-night trip.

1  Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

One of the most beautiful drives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this 18 or so mile lone loop is just full of photo ops for the taking. From the first time you see June Lake, to the very small town of the same name, to Silver Lake, to the waterfall coming out of the side of the mountain, to Grant Lake, and to all in between, this is a great drive! There are many camping spots for the campers, many hiking spots for the hikers, and many stops along the way for us that take pictures.

Thank James H
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Grant Lake Marina is the 1st campground we came to on the June Lake Loop entering from the north and we were tired after driving all day from Jackpot, NV. We arrived after the office was closed but in the morning the operator of the facility sought us out to collect fees. Although it is a National Forrest campground (all are operated by consessionares) they did not honor the Golden Pass card so we had to pay full price. The place is a run down dump with poorly maintained restrooms and all sights on dirt with small trees. The camp host is a grumpy old man with a heart condition and poor hearing. It is in bear country with no bear safe trash containers or bear boxes for your food. About one mile up the road is Silver Lake campground which is much nicer, has bear boxes, bear safe trash containers and honors the Golden Pass card at half the price. The only reason anyone would stay at Grand Lake is because it is the 1st campground they come to. Do yourself a favor and drive the extra mile to Silver Lake.

14  Thank energizeranimal
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

June Lake area is a beautiful place with fishing, hiking trails, camping, nice lodging. Everywhere you look it is a picture from a postcard! Very beautiful scenery. 20 minutes from Mammoth without having to be in the "city". All businesses are Mom and Pop owned, support local restauraants and artists!

3  Thank DebbieVerde
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