If you enjoy wide-open 360-degree views of mountains and recreation right out your back door, you will fall in love with Crowley. Just 15 minutes south of Mammoth, Crowley Lake and the surrounding communities (Mc Gee Creek, Long Valley, Aspen Springs, and Sunny Slopes) offer peaceful living surrounded by nature.
In the summer and spring, Crowley Lake offers world-class fishing, water skiing, and paddleboarding. With access to Mc Gee Creek and Rock Creek Canyons, there are endless hiking trails to explore. In the winter there maybe ice skating, backcountry skiing, nordic skiing, and snowmobiling. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle but still be a short drive to town, it’s the difference between resort town living and small-town living.
WHY CROWLEY LAKE, SUNNY SLOPES & SWALL MEADOWS?
Starting at 10,000 feet the Mosquito Flat trail allows for a short moderate or long hike in the high alpine. If you want a photo-worthy wildflower show, check out the Mc Gee Creek trail in July.
Road ride Long Valley down to the reservoir (beginner) or up the Rock Creek drainage (advanced). Mountain bike lower Rock Creek which is sure to make you smile.
Notable favorites are Beaver Cove on Crowley Lake, Mc Gee Campground, Convict Lake Campground, and East Fork Campground . No matter where you decide to camp you won't be disapointed (there are so many more so contact me if you need to).
First stop, grab a coffee and home made baked good at the East Side Bake Shop at the Mc Gee Creek Lodge. Be sure to have an amazing lunch up at Rock Creek Resort after a great day of hiking. They hands down have the best bbq on the East Side where everything is smoked on site.
Hire a guide for an unforgettable fishing experience on Crowley Lake or bring the kids to the Mc Gee Creek ponds where you catch em’ and they clean em’.
There is nothing like Fall in the Eastern Sierra. Drive up the Rock Creek drainage for a spectacular foliage show in October.