The community of June Lake is about 23 miles north of Mammoth Lakes on U.S. Highway 395. It is surrounded by towering, snow-covered peaks and lies a horseshoe-shaped valley studded with three large, natural lakes; June Lake, Gull Lake and Silver Lake.
At the northeastern edge of the June Lake area, giant Grant Lake, a storage reservoir for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is a magnet for water sports and lake fishing.
June Lake had a population of about 630 people at the last U.S. Census, and lies at an elevation of 7,654 feet. The community residences, campgrounds, hotels and other facilities and amenities are spread roughly along a five-mile stretch of State Route 158, which is also known as the June Lake Loop road.
June Mountain Ski Area towers over the southeastern edge of the community. It is owned by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which operates a family-friendly ski hill that offers both easy terrain for beginners, and some epic Black Diamond chutes for the more advanced skier or boarder.
June Lake’s economy is dominated by tourism. During winters, the community swells to accommodate the skiers and boarders hitting the slopes of June Mountain, high above the June Lake Loop.
In the summer and fall, thousands of tourists and visitors come to the June Lake Loop area to fish, hike, climb, camp, fishing in June or Gull or Silver Lake in the misty morning, then heading up the Yost Creek trailhead in the afternoon to bask in the summer sun at the pristine lake.
The community is small-business-friendly and sports a new brewery, the June Lake Brewery, along with several other new businesses, whose owners are drawn to the mountain lifestyle and easy access to gigbit speed broadband service.
The June Lake Loop is also known the country over for its exquisite fall colors, which come from the extensive stands of aspens that surround every lake, waterfall, creek and meadow. When the first frost of fall hits, the leaves transform into a forest of gold.
Mono County Paramedic Station 2
2380 Hwy 158
June Lake, CA 93529
24-Hour Station: (760) 648-7234
June Lake Fire Protection District
PO Box 144
85 Sierra Park Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Lee Vining High School
51710 US Highway 395,
Lee Vining Elementary School
132 Lee Vining Ave.
Southern California Edison
June Lake Public Utilities District
PO Box 99
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority/ESTA
703 Airport Rd
Bishop, CA 93515
(760) 872-1901 or (800) 922-1930
The CREST Bus runs several days a week between Reno, Nevada and Lancaster, California along U.S. Highway 395. The bus can make stops in all communities along this route.
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System/YARTS
The YARTS bus can take residents and visitors into Yosemite National Park to and from Mammoth Lakes, June Lake and Lee Vining during the summer and fall season. Riders can either stay in the park or return back again in the same day.
YARTS: (877) 989-2787, http://www.yarts.com
Lee Vining Airport
650 Airport Road
Mammoth Yosemite Airport
1300 Airport Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Lee Vining Mono County Public Library
90 West Granite Ave.
Chamber of Commerce
June Lake Loop Chamber of Commerce,
P.O. Box 2
Mono County Community Center
90 Granite Ave