What to Do in Mammoth Lakes this Fourth of July
There’s nothing better than being outside in Mammoth Lakes, California and there isn’t a better time to in Mammoth Lakes, than the Fourth of July.
We know that’s quite a statement since Mammoth Lakes is a year-round outdoor paradise, but if you don’t believe us then visit town this Fourth of July to see for yourself! To get the ball rolling on your Fourth of July trip to Mammoth Lakes, the ASO Mammoth team has listed the best things to do in Mammoth Lakes this Independence Day. Read all about it below, and stop by the ASO Mammoth shop for all the gear you need to get on the trail, bike the mountain, or simply sit and relax by a lake!
Get Your Fill at the Mammoth Lakes Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Start your Fourth of July off right with all you can eat pancakes provided by the Mammoth Lakes Lions Club.
For the price of $12 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under, you’ll get a hearty serving of sausage, all you can eat pancakes, coffee, and orange juice to wash it all down. On top of all the food, you’ll also get an excellent taste of the Mammoth Lakes community when it gathers for the best pancakes of the year!
Go Stand Up Paddleboarding in Mammoth’s Lakes
Looking for a fun way to experience Mammoth’s crystal clear lakes? Try renting a stand up paddleboard this year! You can fit 1-2 people and sometimes even your pets on these big, sturdy paddleboards – makes for fun photos, great memories, and of course a refreshing work out. Our SUP boards are brand new, easy to use, light as a feather, and inflatable so you can deflate them when you’re done and take them anywhere you’d like to go. Rent one for the weekend and try out all the lakes!
Best places to stand up paddleboard, kayak, and canoe in Mammoth Lakes, CA:
- Mono Lake – Breeze by tufa towers and dip your toes in a mixture of freshwater springs and alkaline water. Mono Lake is an absolute must for water sports enthusiasts.
- Lake Mary – Lake Mary offers incredible views at 8,966 feet, just 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Lakes
- Lake Mamie – Lake Mamie is the smallest lake in the Mammoth Lakes basin, offering a serene and picturesque atmosphere.
- Lake George – As the highest road-accessible lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Lake George is a large lake that is perfect for water sports.
- Horseshoe Lake – Tall peaks, thick pines and sandy shores… Horseshoe Lake is great for a day of water sports and sun bathing.
Cruise an E-Bike Up Mammoth Mountain
Looking for more of an adventurous and exciting way to experience Mammoth in the Summer? There’s no better way to get around than on one of our e-bikes. You’ll be able to take your e-bike up to the top of Mammoth Mountain and all the way out to the surrounding areas! It makes for a thrilling experience that is fun for the whole family. Check out our bike maps to plan your trip and we’ll see you soon!
Hike Through America’s Public Lands
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence and the country it created than by getting out into its public lands on a Fourth of July hike. Plus, Mammoth Lakes is one of the best places to hike in the world thanks to its comfortable weather, alpine lakes, and stunning mountain views. If you’re not too full from the pancake breakfast, then hike into the Eastern Sierra wilderness to see what we mean!
Fish for Free in Mono County
Saturday, July third is one of two annual free fishing days in Mono county, so if you’re new to fishing in the area and want to see why people travel from all over the world to fish the Eastern Sierra then this is your chance! Even if you’re new to fishing in general, cast a line and see what you can catch! If you need fishing gear rentals, licenses, and/or fishing maps, look no further we’ve got your back (and your hooks, and bait, and everything else you need 😉 )
Enjoy the Annual Town Parade
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce is putting on a free Fourth of July parade on July 4th starting at 11 am and ending around 12:30 pm.
Although the parade is free and open to all, if you’d like to raise the bar then you can visit the Sierra Nevada parking lot where food and beer will be served for $20 per person from 10 am to 2 pm. Along with the food and drinks, your ticket will also give you a front row seat along the parade route.
Dive into the Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th Art Show
It’s hard to spend any amount of time in the Eastern Sierra and walk away uninspired, which is why Mammoth Lakes attracts artists from all over the country.
Come see their best work at the Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th Art Show taking place July 2nd through July 5th. Visiting the Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th Show will not only give you a chance to appreciate excellent art and handmade goods, but it will also support arts education programs benefiting all Mono County children.
End the Day with a Bang at the Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Head over to Crawley Lake Fish Camp at the end of the day to see over 850 shells launched in the night sky from 6 to 8 pm! The cost is only $25.00 per vehicle (excluding camping), and $5.00 for walk-ins (children 12 and under are free.)