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Crowley Lake is located just off Highway 395 in the spectacular Eastern Sierra. The lake is 25 miles north of Bishop and 12 miles south of Mammoth Lakes. Crowley Lake is a large man made reservoir that supplies water and power to the City of Los Angeles. Crowley Lake is the largest reservoir in the entire Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) System.

Crowley Lake is known throughout the Western United States as being an incredible fishery that produces large, beautiful trout that will give you the fight of your life! The lake offers some of the most exciting trout fishing in California in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. The amazingly prolific chironimid (midge fly) based food chain is what provides the incredible growth rates and large, hard fighting fish that Crowley Lake is famous for.

Crowley Lake is 12 miles long and 5 miles wide at its widest point. The lake is a reservoir for storing the Eastern High Sierra snow and rain water. Although most famous for trout fishing, in recent years, Crowley Lake has seen growth in various other water sports, such as kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, kite surfing, and stand up paddle boarding.

Fishing season in the Eastern Sierra is the last Saturday of April to November 15th each year. The California Department of Fish & Game is responsible for all fishing regulations in the Eastern Sierra and on Crowley Lake. Please visit their website for more information

Crowley Lake Fish Camp, the only concession on the lake, is operated in cooperation with LADWP. All visitors, boats, campers, must access the lake through Crowley Lake Fish Camp. Crowley Lake Fish Camp is open the last Saturday of April through October 31 of each year.

Crowley Lake Fish Camp offers a full service marina with 200-plus private slips, a fleet of 90 rental boats, rental cabins, full hook-up RV Sites, dry camping sites, a tackle shop, and Pelican Point Grill (open Friday through Sunday only). Please see our Rates page to obtain a full listing of our prices and services.