The Town of Mammoth Lakes is located in the heart of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range in the southern half of Mono County. It is about 325 miles north of Los Angeles, and about the same distance east of San Francisco, and is 164 miles south of Reno, NV. It is a small but lively town of only four square miles, home to a special brand of people who have chosen to leave behind their urban lifestyles and experience nature at its finest. Incorporated in 1984, Mammoth Lakes is a relatively young town located in the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District. The town is surrounded by vast acres of forest, majestic mountain peaks, and is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Yosemite National Park's eastern entrance is located just 32 miles north of town and it is a beautiful 100-mile drive to the Yosemite Valley floor. (Delete: The town occupies a site in the southern half of Mono County, a stunningly diverse region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.)_
Mammoth Yosemite Airport offers commercial air service on Alaska Air and United Airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco.
Winter recreation centers around Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, a world-class ski and snowboard destination with over 28 lifts and 150 named trails. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are also popular. In summer, hiking, fishing, boating, climbing and camping make the Mammoth Lakes Basin with several gorgeous lakes a magnet for tourism.
The Town of Mammoth Lakes has an elementary, middle and secondary school, a large post office, numerous restaurants, shops and amenities.
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