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“Fun Fishing and Hiking Lake, Good Restaurant Nearby” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Convict Lake

Convict Lake
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Owner description: Lake known for its alpine scenery and rainbow trout.
Fremont, California
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5,139 reviews
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“Fun Fishing and Hiking Lake, Good Restaurant Nearby”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

In the summer and fall we enjoy fishing for trout here. We have fished both from shore and from a boat. Rentals are available on the lake. We have also gone hiking.

Convict Lake got its name as the result of an ambush here September 17, 1871, where a group of inmates escaped from prison in Carson City. Sheriff George Hightower caught up with the convicts and a shoot out took place.

There is a resort as well as camping nearby. At the resort there is a very good fine dining restaurant called The Restaurant at Convict Lake.

Visited September 2013
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Torrance, California
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“Awesome place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is one of the most beautiful lakes in the high sierra. surrounded by 13,000 foot mountains, it has a breathtaking scenery that all ages will marvel at.

Visited April 2014
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San Jose, CA
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We only had 10 minutes here. There is a trail around the lake to fully appreciate its beauty and serenity.

Visited April 2014
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Westminster, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice get away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Located 34 miles north of Bishop and only 10 minutes drive from Mammoth, this place is definitely worth your time. After driving few miles on a narrow and winding road, the beauty of Convict lake with Mt Morrison on the backdrop is simply breathtaking. Right place for someone who loves the out doors. Lots of activities. Aside from fishing, visitors can do a 3 miles easy hike around the lake, camping, boating, and biking. There's also a resort that offers accommodation and fine dining. During fall season, the aspen trees turn golden yellow that add to the beauty of this place. Worth a visit any time of year.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Lovely walk around the lake before dinner. It took an hour and a half with a three year old. There are a few geocaches to find on route. Saw several deer, 2 eagles and heard a woodpecker.

Visited April 2014
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