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June Lake

Village or Town
Sarah McCahill

Tucked away at the base of 10,909 foot Carson Peak in the Sierra Nevada is June Lake. This mountain hideaway has been attracting outdoor explorers and nature lovers dating back to Hollywood's discovery of June Lake in the 1920s. Not much has changed over the years in this tight knit community that celebrates its past and present mountain culture. June Lake is easily accessed via the scenic 14 mile June Lake Loop which is considered one of the prettiest drives in the Sierra Nevada.

Summer Recreation Paradise

Along the June Lake Loop you'll find four glistening lakes. June, Gull, Silver, and Grant lakes are renowned for fishing and are stocked with trophy-size Alper's trout and steelhead trout. You'll find boat and float tube rentals, plus tackle and guides for your fishing adventures. Meandering Rush Creek is the perfect spot to test your fly fishing skills.

Every year the June Lake Triathlon is held the weekend after the 4th of July. The triathlon includes a swim, a beautiful bicycling loop course on scenic roads circling the June Lake basin, and a mountainous trail run with majestic views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

Campgrounds, RV parks, paddle-boats, horseback riding and miles of hiking trails into the surrounding backcountry provide additional summer enjoyment for explorers of every level.

Lakeside Village

The picturesque lakeside village of June Lake and resorts along the June Lake Loop offer a variety of quaint accommodations, shops, fine dining, and a world class spa retreat. Autumn in June Lake is a paradise for artists and photographers, with aspen colors ablaze. History has it that you could gamble on slot machines at June Lake during the 1940s.

Winter Activities

Set beyond the lakes are the rugged Sierra Nevada peaks and the June Mountain Ski Area, famous for its broad trails and easy access to backcountry skiing. Other winter sports include snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing on a vast trail system.

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