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June Lake
June Lake with Sierra crest.jpg
Location Inyo National Forest
Mono County, California
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.2 mi (1.9 km)
Max. width 0.6 mi (0.97 km)
Average depth 60 ft (18 m)
Max. depth 168 ft (51 m)
Surface elevation 7,621 ft (2,323 m)
Settlements June Lake, California

June Lake is a subalpine lake within the Inyo National Forest, in Mono County, eastern California. It is at an elevation of 7,621 ft (2,323 m) in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.


It is located 20 miles North from Mammoth Lakes and 15 miles South from Lee Vining, California. It is one of the four lakes (June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake & Grant Lake) inside the June Lake Loop. It is located about 5 miles south of the southern end of Mono Lake following U.S. Route 395 and then 2 miles west on State Route 158.


Fishing is considered one of the favorite summer sports. A small population of Lahontan cutthroat trout can be found in June Lake. In the 1960s rainbow trout were plentiful. There are two marinas at June Lake: June Lake Marina and Big Rock Resort.

Panorama of June Lake in September 2016.
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