Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – May 26, 2023

Recreate Safely this Memorial Day Weekend!

  • Recreate safely this weekend in Mammoth Lakes around streams, lakes, and waterways. Significant spring flooding is expected throughout the region. All waterways are running at near full capacity – areas at risk of flooding include highways, roads, and recreational sites like campgrounds.
  • USFS has launched an Inciweb page specifically for updates regarding flooding impacts, road damage, and weather alerts throughout the eastern sierra.
  • The Lakes Basin remains closed for vehicle access.
  • Inyo National Forest campground statuses can be found here – some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and winter damage.
  • Parks and Facilities currently open include: Whitmore Pool (lap swim only), Whitmore Recreation Area (Ball Fields 1 & 3 and the Synthetic Sports Field & Track), Shady Rest Park (playground, restrooms, Ball Fields 1 & 2), Volcom Brothers Skatepark & Little Brothers Skatepark, Trails End Park, and Mammoth Creek East restrooms. Click here to view the updated status of Town parks, trails, and facilities.
  • Property owners can collect sandbags throughout the weekend from the Town Yard – 299 Commerce Drive.

 

Summer Camps on Sale – OPEN Registration Underway! 

  • Summer camp and swim lesson registration is underway!
  • Check out the camp flyers on the website for more detailed itineraries and register online or contact the Parks and Recreation Team at (760) 965-3690 for assistance.

Summer Camps with availability: 

  • 3rd-5th Grade Climbing Camp: June 19-23
  • 2nd-5th Grade School’s Out Overnight Camp: June 15-16 (now open to 2nd graders!)
  • TK-2nd & 3rd-5th Grade Camp Mammoth: August 14-18
  • 3rd-5th Gymnastics: July 31-August 3
  • 6th-8th Grade Skateboard Camp: August 9-11
  • 6th-8th Grade Aquatics Camp: July 24-28
  • Counselor in Training: June 26-30
  • Youth Theatre (all ages): July 31-August 12

 

Summer Adult Programs – Registration OPEN!

  • Join us at Shady Rest Park for our Summer Softball League, begins June 26 – mid-August.
  • NEW this Summer – Adult Coed Kickball, begins June 26 – mid-August
  • Register for leagues online!
  • Lap Swim at Whitmore Pool NOW OPEN (Mon-Fri: 6:30-8:30AM, Mon/Wed/Fri: 5:30-7:30PM)
  • Buy a Pool Membership or Punch Pass online!
  • Mammoth Lakes Slow Pitch Softball Tournaments organized by USSSA (July 14-16 & 21-23)

 

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update

  • Cleantek continued their work on the installation of our electric vehicle charging stations. When completed the CRC will feature twelve Tesla Super Chargers and four type 2 universal electric vehicle chargers. Two of the Tesla Chargers and one of the type 2 chargers will be stationed at ADA parking spots.
  • Work is also beginning on the mechanical enclosure that will house our chiller and HVAC unit. The contractors are also continuing the interior build out.
  • We are looking forward to opening the Mammoth RecZone this summer and LA Kings Ice at Mammoth Lakes in October.
  • Follow us on the Mammoth Parks n’ Rec facebook page for weekly updates. #crcupdates

 

Work for Parks and Rec! 

Parks and Recreation is currently recruiting for awesome people to join our team:

  • Recreation Coordinator – Adult Leagues
  • Umpire – Softball Sports Official
  • Recreation Facilities Staff 1 – Lifeguard
  • Recreation Instructor – Tennis/Swimming
  • Recreation Intern – Summer Camps.
  • Temporary Parks Maintenance Worker
  • To be considered for an open recruitment, all applicants must submit an online application.

 

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (MLFF) is Underway! 

  • MLFF is a five-day festival that screens independent features and shorts in the spectacular setting of Mammoth Lakes—California’s premier mountain resort, high in the Eastern Sierra held over Memorial Day weekend.
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee by Movie Maker Magazine for the past eight years in a row, MLFF showcases the work of emerging, innovative filmmakers against the backdrop of California’s ruggedly beautiful Eastern Sierra. Industry professionals provide mentoring and support, relationships and collaborations are actively promoted and nurtured.
  • The 9th annual Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, will be held through May 28, 2023.
  • Visit the website for schedules and to purchase tickets.

 

Mammoth Mountain Update

EXPECTED LIFT OPERATIONS FRIDAY, MAY 26 – MONDAY, MAY 30

  • Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23, PG 1&2 and VG (Wind & weather permitting). Hours of Operation: 7:30AM-3PM.
  • Scenic rides will go from 7:30-4PM with the last ride from the top at 3:45PM. The Village Gondola hours of operation are 7:15AM-3:30PM.
  • Operations out of Main and McCoy include the Outpost which will be open Fri-Mon from 11AM-2PM, Sierra Grind which will be open Sat-Sun from 8AM-2PM, there will be a Taco Cart inside Tusks Bar Fri-Sun from 11AM-2PM and a S’mores Station on snow Fri-Mon. All Sports School lessons are out of Main.
  • Operations out of Canyon include rentals, demos, tickets on the third floor, and the retail shop. Beach Bar, Lincoln Bar, and Naan Stop will all be open Fri-Sun from 11AM-2PM.
  • Operations out of Eagle Lodge include retail, tickets in the main tent, and the Lunchbox Airstream Fri-Sun from 11AM-2PM. There will be no rentals at Eagle but Mountain Center will be open until 5PM on Friday 5/26 for next day rentals.
  • View the website for daily mountain conditions and updates.

Mammoth Yacht Club schedule is as follows: 

May 27

  • Free Tubbing for children 5-14 at McCoy Station from 10AM-3PM
  • DJ Channa on the Tusks Deck from 11AM-2PM, DJ Send It at McCoy Station from 11AM-2PM and DJ WLDCT the Yodler from 2-5PM
  • Boat races start at 11:30AM at Main Lodge

May 28

  • Free Tubbing for children 5-14 at McCoy Station from 10AM-3PM
  • DJ Channa on the Tusks Deck from 11AM-2PM, DJ Send It at McCoy Station from 11AM-2PM and DJ WLDCT the Yodler from 2-5PM

May 29

  • Free Tubbing for children 5-14 at McCoy Station from 10AM-3PM
  • DJ Channa on the Tusks Deck from 11AM-2PM and DJ Send It at McCoy Station from 11AM-2PM

May 30

  • Free Tubbing for children 5-14 at McCoy Station from 10AM-3PM

EXPECTED LIFT OPERATIONS TUESDAY, MAY 31 – FRIDAY, JUNE 16

  • Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 23 (Wind & weather permitting).
  • Hours of Operation: 7:30AM-1PM.
  • The Panorama Gondola will be closed for their maintenance period from 5/30-6/16.
  • Operations are based out of Main Lodge and The Mill. There is NO access back to Canyon or Eagle.

 

Fishing Update 

  • ICE FREE and accessible lakes include: Crowley Lake, Convict Lake, June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, Grant Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, Upper and Lower Twin Lakes (Bridgeport), and Topaz Lake.
  • Creeks and streams are running high and fast. Be careful of flooding as temperatures rise and snowmelt increases.
  • Stocking has started in Mono County and will continue all summer.
  • Fish stocking in the Lakes Basin is scheduled to commence later in June or when the basin is open and accessible.
  • View the Mono County website for fishing information.

 

Camping Update

  • Inyo National Forest campground status can be found here – some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and winter damage.
  • Most campgrounds on the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are open. Please call the Bridgeport Ranger Station for current openings or visit recreation.gov for reservations.
  • Most RV parks in Mono County are also open and offer extra amenities like hook-ups.

 

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(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)

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