Kayaking / Canoeing / Paddleboarding
Paddling Adventures Await
You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy Mono County. Locals and visitors alike love spending a mellow day out paddling Mono County’s lakes and streams. Whether you’re kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding (SUP), you'll find dozens of lakes and rivers to explore. Front-country locations typically have easy parking and designated boat launch areas. If you don’t mind carrying an inflatable paddleboard or kayak in a backpack, you’ll find dozens more amazing backcountry lakes to paddle on just a hike away.
Bring your own watercraft, or easily rent one when you get here.
For kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard rentals in Mammoth Lakes, try Pokonobe Resort and Marina, Lake Mary Marina, or Tamarack Lodge. Lakeside marinas offer rentals at Convict Lake, Crowley Lake (at the marina or through Caldera Kayak), June Lake (Big Rock Resort, June Lake Marina, or Mammoth Kayaks from the June Lake Beach), Gull Lake, Silver Lake, Rock Creek Lake, and Twin Lakes near Bridgeport. Caldera Kayak, Mono Lake Kayak Rentals, and the Mono Lake Committee rent kayaks and canoes, and offer tours, on salty Mono Lake (if you bring your own watercraft, be sure to give it a good rinse afterwards!).
There are several gear stores in Mammoth Lakes where you can rent inflatable stand up paddleboards, as well.