Frequently Asked Questions

​Q. Are you closed for the 2023 season?
A. Yes, we are closed for the 2023 season. Online reservations will open in early 2024.

Q. Can I bring my pet?

A. Pets are welcome as long as they’re leashed. 🙂

Q. Can we use the trolley?
A. Of course! One of the trolley stops is in our parking lot.

You can pick up the trolley in the town, at the Village. The trolley stock is located near the Westin stairs, across the street from the gondola in the Village. This trolley is the orange line. It will take you up to Twin Lakes to catch the lake trolley.

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Q. Is the lake stocked?

A. Yes, the lake is stocked regularly during the summer with rainbow trout. Both California Fish and Wildlife and the town of Mammoth Lakes stock the lake.

Q. What kind of fish are in the lake?

A. Lake Mary has rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout. The lake has both natural and stocked varieties.

Q. Can we park in your parking lot and go for a hike?

A. No, we’re sorry but our parking lot is for marina customers only. We recommend taking a trolley up to the lakes for hiking, as parking is limited.

Street parking is available if you want to hike or walk around the lake. Please remember to make sure all four tires are completely off the pavement to avoid a ticket and/or towing.

Q. Can I launch and/or dock my own boat, kayak, stand up paddle board, etc.?

A. No, we don’t have the landing facilities for launching or docking of personal watercraft.

Q. Do I need a fishing license? Do you sell fishing licenses?

A. In the state of California, if you’re over 16 years old you do need a fishing license to fish. We don’t sell fishing licenses, but you can buy one online from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Q. Can we dock the rental boat on shore?

A. No, sorry, you cannot dock any of our craft on the shore. There are rocks and tree stumps in the shallow waters that can damage the boat and/or motor. Please also note that you are liable for any damage to the boat and/or motor.

Q. Can I fish off the docks?

A. Sorry, no fishing is allowed from our docks.

Q. Does the rental price include life vests?

A. Yes, Coast Guard approved life vests are included for every passenger, even children. We don’t have any life vests for pets though.

Q. Does the rental price include gasoline?

A. Yes, gasoline is included with each rental.

Q. How do I operate the motorboat or pontoon?

A. Our staff will show you how to operate the watercraft that you have reserved once you arrive. Please remember that you cannot dock on the shore or go into any shallow water. We also ask that you be respectful to all on the lake and please avoid disturbing anyone else’s fishing lines.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. Reservations may be cancelled and fully refunded if they are cancelled five business days prior to the reservation.

  • All cancellations must be initiated 5 days prior to your scheduled rental time and date. The 5 days prior is counted from your first reserved date, and is not applicable to reservations that have changed their dates.
  • Cancellations that are requested 48 hours prior to your scheduled rental time and date will be charged 50% of the total cost.
    -Cancellations made outside of the above mentioned time period (48 hours) and no-shows will be charged the full amount of the rental, including but not limited to cancellations for weather.
    -Cancellations made outside of the cancellation period (including but not limited to weather cancellations) may be eligible for a rain check.
  • A hold may be placed on your credit card as a deposit to ensure that the watercraft is returned undamaged. You are responsible for any and all damage.
  • Cancellation policy subject to change. Please refer to the policy on your receipt for the most up-to-date information.

Q. How old do I have to be to rent a motorboat or pontoon boat?

A. To rent a motorboat or a pontoon you have to be at least 18 years old and have a driver’s license.

Q. How old do I have to be to rent a non-motorized watercraft? Like a stand-up paddle board, kayak, or canoe?
A. You have to be 16 years old or older. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied at all times by an adult.

Q. What do I do if I have a reservation?

A. Once you arrive at the marina you will check-in at the gate located near the stairs that lead to the lake. The attendant will direct you to the location where you will check-in for your boat.

Q. What if I need to come back to the dock during my reservation time slot?

A. When you rent a boat from us, you can dock, leave your boat and come back to your boat as you please during your time slot.

Q. Can I swim in the lake?

A. No, sorry. Lake Mary is a designated by the US Forest Service as a “no swim” lake. You can swim in Horseshoe Lake, which is located about a mile from Lake Mary.

Q. Are there bears?

A. Yes! Mammoth is home to black bears and we ask that you don’t feed our bears. This means that you must pick up all your trash and secure any food that you bring with you. Try to “leave no trace” in our forests and please try to leave the area cleaner than you found it. The bears are crafty and are known to break into cars if they smell food. If you see a bear, we know that they’re adorable, but please keep your distance and remember that they are wild animals.

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