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“A must "stop" if you are in the Mammoth Area.”

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
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Owner description: The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center specializes in providing general information about the Inyo National Forest and surrounding local areas. Stop in for maps of the area and suggestions on great places to hike, camp and visit. The center provides campfire permits, wooding permits, and backpacking permits for those looking to begin a trip in the Inyo National Forest backcountry. There are also many fantastic interpretive program opportunities available through the center. A great first stop for a trip to Mammoth. If you are looking for souvenirs, there are many fun items for sale in the center including books, maps, hats, bandanas, t-shirts, and lots of other souvenirs. The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is managed through a partnership with the US Forest Service and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association.
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Very easy to find. Staff were knowledgeable about the area and more than willing to help us plan our visit. The gift store carried a decent supply of "stuff". We actually made two visits - 1 at the beginning and 1 at the end of our day.

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

While we were visiting the area, Yosemite was on fire so we went in daily to get status reports. Staff suggested other area hikes and told us what to expect on each. Before leaving the area, we stopped in again to get directions to Death Valley. Center had many books about nature, hiking, and environmental concerns. Also sold T-shirts, post cards, etc.

2  Thank Margail81
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

The National Park Visitors Center had a wide variety of CD's, books, maps, guides and souvenir items. The 'Ranger' behind the desk was quite helpful. I found some of the gift items somewhat pricey (a local coffee mug was $29.95).

1  Thank Patrick E
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

A person can get all the information about the area and even back country permits for backpacking. A must visit center for anyone new to the Mammoth Lake area.

1  Thank Yuki F
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Rangers at the center were very professional and full of information about the area. The recommendations were spot on which made our hiking trips enjoyable. It was a good idea to visit the center before starting our 4 day hiking vacation.

1  Thank tennispete72
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