California’s Eastern Sierra

Crowley Lake

Crowley Lake, California is a quaint fishing village with a vast trout fishing lake approximately 12 miles south of Mammoth Lakes, Ca. 

When is fishing season on Crowley Lake?

Fishing season is the last Saturday in April through November 15 every year. 

Fishing and watersports on Crowley Lake

Crowley Lake is one of the only locations in the Eastern Sierra where visitors can drive up to the water’s edge. With a shoreline that adds up to 45 miles, fishingboat rentals, and seasonal watersports including waterskiing and wakeboarding are popular with anglers and sightseers.

Annual Fishing Season Opener

Every April

Crowley Lake is the focal point of Mono County's fishing season opening day, and its marina stays busy from late spring into fall.

History of Crowley Lake

About 700,000 years ago massive volcanic eruptions flattened a volcano and sent hot ash and debris pouring down to the Owens Valley.  In more recent times the area was a vast meadowland, until 1941 when the City of Los Angeles built the Long Valley Dam and created Crowley Lake. 

About 700,000 years ago massive volcanic eruptions flattened a volcano and sent hot ash and debris pouring down to the Owens Valley.  In more recent times the area was a vast meadowland, until 1941 when the City of Los Angeles built the Long Valley Dam and created Crowley Lake. 

Amenities around Crowley Lake

A marina, cabins, and campgrounds are nearby. A general store has hot dinners, beer and carefully selected California wine. See Crowley Lake Fish Camp.